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  • "Battles" from Live On Forever
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  • "Beautiful Love" from I Wish We All Could Win
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  • "Broken Hallelujah" from Life is Beautiful
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  • "Every Good Thing" from Life is Beautiful
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  • "I Will Fear No More" from Fear No More
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  • "Joy Unto the World" from Joy Unto the World (Single)
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  • "Life is Beautiful" from Life Is Beautiful - Single
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  • "Life Is Beautiful" from Life is Beautiful
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  • "Lift Me Up" from Light Up The Sky
    Views 5242 Views | Comments 1 Comments
  • "Light Up the Sky" from Light Up The Sky
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  • "Lightning" from Fear No More
    Views 129 Views | Comments 0 Comments
  • "Live On Forever" from Live On Forever
    Views 3313 Views | Comments 0 Comments
  • "Love Is In The Air" from Life is Beautiful
    Views 454 Views | Comments 0 Comments
  • "MySpace Girl" from Never Going Back To OK
    Views 2277 Views | Comments 1 Comments
  • "Never Going Back To OK" from Never Going Back To OK
    Views 1994 Views | Comments 0 Comments
  • "Ocean Wide" from Never Going Back To OK
    Views 2471 Views | Comments 0 Comments
  • "Someday" from I Wish We All Could Win
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  • "Well Done" from Fear No More
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    Latest News
    The Afters Release New Studio Album 'Fear No More'
    (Wednesday, June 05, 2019)
    Richard Marx Features The Afters' 'Light Up The Sky' in Facebook Video
    (Tuesday, April 23, 2019)
    The Afters Celebrate and Give Glimpse of Future with 'The Beginning and Everything After'
    (Friday, November 02, 2018)
    The Afters' Powerful 'Well Done' Available Now`
    (Friday, August 31, 2018)
    EXCLUSIVE: The Afters Premiere New Song On NRT
    (Friday, August 24, 2018)
    Jason Gray Announces 'The Acoustic Sessions' EP to Release September 8th
    (Tuesday, August 15, 2017)
    The Afters and Jason Gray Announce 'Live On Forever' Tour with David Dunn
    (Monday, August 07, 2017)
    The Afters Score No. 1 at Radio with 'Shadows'
    (Wednesday, June 07, 2017)
    Newsboys Shine Spotlight On Heroes
    (Tuesday, November 01, 2016)
    The Afters Kick Off Tour In Support Of New Album 'Live On Forever'
    (Friday, September 23, 2016)
    The Afters' 'Live On Forever' Debuts To Warm Welcome From Critics And Fans Alike
    (Monday, September 12, 2016)
    Newsboys to Keep the 'Love Riot' Going
    (Friday, August 26, 2016)
    Provident Music Group Celebrates 26 GMA Dove Award Nominations
    (Thursday, August 11, 2016)
    The Afters' 'Live On Forever' Set To Debut September 9
    (Wednesday, July 27, 2016)
    Gotee Records Celebrates Milestone With Ryan Stevenson's 'Eye Of The Storm'
    (Thursday, July 21, 2016)
    Newsboys Announce Love Riot Tour
    (Monday, May 02, 2016)
    The Afters Release Stunning Video for "Live On Forever"
    (Tuesday, January 12, 2016)
    The Afters Release New Single "Live On Forever"
    (Thursday, September 03, 2015)
    Micah Kuiper Of Hawk Nelson Gets Married
    (Thursday, August 06, 2015)
    Matt Redman and Passion Record Live Album at Abbey Road Studios
    (Wednesday, February 25, 2015)
    Hawk Nelson Shoots Music Video With Fan Submitted Pictures
    (Friday, February 06, 2015)
    Tedashii Plans Tour With Moriah Peters, V. Rose, Spec and Speaker Jefferson Bethke
    (Wednesday, January 14, 2015)
    Red, Disciple, Children 18:3 Go Early Morning Carolling
    (Tuesday, December 16, 2014)
    The Afters' Music to be Featured on PBS's Downton Abbey
    (Tuesday, December 02, 2014)
    Selah Makes Radio History As "You Amaze Us" Debuts At #1
    (Wednesday, June 25, 2014)
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    Writing and recording music written from the human experience has long been a specialty of award-winning band, The Afters. Their deep catalog of songs connects people to one another, putting words to both the answered and unanswered prayers of the heart. But when it was time to write for their new album, Fear No More, band members Josh Havens, Jordan Mohilowski, Matt Fuqua and Dan Ostebo found themselves looking inward and leaning on each other in a brand-new way.

    “One thing I love about our band is we’re like brothers,” Havens shares. “We really are. We’ve been through a lot together over the years and those challenges have brought us even closer and strengthened that bond. We’re able to be really honest with each other. Through everything, we’re still good friends.”

    For Fear No More, the members dug deep, each desiring to make an album that truly reflected the inner-most parts of their own humanity, including the parts they wouldn’t have normally chosen to expose in such a public way. They wrote this new collection of songs for themselves, wrote messages they needed to hear, laying themselves bare in order to reach a new level of transparency in their songs. It took complete honesty with each other to allow the creative freedom to write complete honesty into their songs.

    “We’ve always been super open with one another, but haven’t always been as vulnerable with our music,” Ostebo says. “This record is us trying to open up in a bigger way. The only way for vulnerability to show up in songs is to have the conversation first.”

    “It’s hard to have that kind of conversation, when you’re honest in a significant way,” Fuqua says. “But when you do it, when you stretch yourself, it inspires other people to do the same.”

    The primary example of this rooted-out heart exposure is the title track, “Fear No More,” a deeply personal song for Mohilowski. “I’ve struggled with anxiety since the 2nd grade. I go through okay seasons, but then something will happen that sends me into a spiral of anxiety. When we sat down to write this song, I was in a really dark place. I wanted to write from that, wanted to write a song that would respond to that feeling of anxiety, something people could sing over their lives. It was a beautiful moment, the way we all collaborated on it and how it all came together.” The band clung to Deuteronomy 31:8 – “He will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged.”

    “God doesn’t want us to live in fear,” Havens says. “He wants us to trust Him.” Mohilowski adds, “I love the line from the song that says, I will trust you Lord / I will fear no more. It’s a simple line but it’s something we forget when we’re in it. I find myself wanting to control the situation myself instead of putting my trust in God. This song is about that, about trusting Him.”

    The moving track “Well Done,” was written in response to Havens losing his father. “After my dad died, there was a void at every family event,” says Havens, “but we were still a family that loved each other and Jesus. That was my Dad’s legacy, the faith he instilled in all of us.” The overwhelming response to the song was immediate, particularly from people with terminally ill family members. The band has been inundated with stories of the song being used as a comfort in a loved one’s last moments, a soundtrack for going to heaven, with lyrics that comfort both those going home and those left behind. I’m waiting my whole life for that day / Until then I’ll live to hear you say / Well done, well done, my good and faithful one.

    Along with the band’s willingness to expose their fears and deepest wounds are moments of deep hope and overflowing joy. “What Home Feels Like,” is a bright, energetic song about how, as Havens says, home doesn’t always look like four walls and a foundation. Sometimes it’s two eyes and a heartbeat. The high-energy track “Lightning” was co-penned by Bart Millard of MercyMe, a close friend of the band. “People dance to that song,” Fuqua says with a surprised smile. “Our songs don’t usually make people dance but that one, they’re dancing.”

    After five albums, numerous GMA Dove award wins, more than 135 million streams and song placements on shows like “Dancing With The Stars,” “American Ninja Warrior,” “Fox Sports,” “American Idol” and a host of others, it’s the band’s ability to write the right blend of positive, hopeful lyrics with a catchy melody that keeps listeners engaged album after album. With Fear No More, they’ve achieved the perfect balance of joyful energy mixed with painful longing, all tying together to create a moving picture of a life fully lived.

    In an effort to look inward and be present in life’s biggest moments, The Afters have created an album that pulls you in like a warm hug from an old friend. “What we’re feeling as we launch Fear No More is gratitude,” Havens says. “After all these years together, if there’s one thing we have, it’s gratitude.”

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    THE AFTERS!!! | Posted October 31, 2017
    One of the best bands out their. Brilliants music, lyrics, and vocals. I was so fortunate to see them live when they came to Australia, they were extremely entertaining and interacted with the crowd quite a bit, Josh even came in among us and sang with everyone! If you don't have their last three albums: "Live On Forever", "Life Is Beautiful" and "Light Up The Sky" I would recommend getting them.

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    great band | Posted April 15, 2013
    i've been listening to them for a while & their new album "life is beautiful" sounds amazing so far! thanks nrt for the preview!:)

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    Beanie17 (202)
    yes | Posted April 13, 2013
    I can not wait!!!!!

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    Never disappointed | Posted April 13, 2013
    I enjoy every song i hear by The Afters.

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    Inspiring | Posted April 12, 2013
    Songs are great.

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    Better than the last | Posted April 12, 2013
    This album sounds even better than their last one, and that one was amazing. It takes a really good artist to pull off an album where every song on the album is great and The Afters have done it again.

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    tura8010 (195)
    Too good | Posted April 11, 2013
    The songs are really good

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    :) | Posted April 10, 2013
    Sounds great! Cant wait to get it! Life is beautiful indeed! -"A person is a person no matter how small." -Dr. Seuss

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    All the best | Posted April 10, 2013
    Wish you the best for your new CD

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    Annah (95)
    :) | Posted April 10, 2013
    Life is beautiful is a really good song

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