Acoustic and electric original band The Sunrise has released our second album, We Have Not Heard, which features guitar legend Phil Keaggy and drummer Joe Vitale (Crosby Stills Nash Young, Joe Walsh).
The Sunrise breaks the mold of cookie-cutter popular music with engaging, inspirational, and often convicting songs - meant for true music fans - while emphasizing the message of Jesus Christ.
Regarding The Sunrise, Chris Hillman of the Byrds remarks, "sweet, melodic and moving, just a few words to describe The Sunrise. The joy of music lives in our hearts and souls, one of many gifts bestowed by our Lord and so beautifully conveyed by The Sunrise band."
The Sunrise's sound has been compared to 'a Christian Wilco' and the White Stripes by Jesusfreakhideout.com; with songwriting compared to Paul McCartney, Seals & Crofts, Don McLean and Todd Rundgren by Goldmine Magazine.
Christianity Today Magazine called The Sunrise's debut album, Spread The Word, "a fine album with pointed lyrics addressing romantic love, social justice, pride, emotional abuse, spiritual transformation and even an altar call."
Interestingly, when the album Spread the Word was released, The Plain Dealer in Cleveland, Ohio said The Sunrise "sounds like Crosby, Stills, Nash, Young and Jesus."
This would prove to be an astute foresight, as The Sunrise is blessed to have Crosby Stills Nash & Young drummer Joe Vitale as a special guest on the title track of the band's second album, We Have Not Heard.
In addition, the amazing guitar work of Phil Keaggy graces three tracks of The Sunrise's sophomore release. He is featured on We Have Not Heard, Judgement Day, and Like The Sunrise.