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  • "Chosen" from The Things That Got Us Here
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  • "Come To the Table" from Something Different
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  • "Don't Sweat It" from The Things That Got Us Here
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  • "Hey Moon" from Merry Christmas To You (Great Big Family Edition)
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  • "Impossible" from Something Different
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  • "Keep Making Me " from Live Like That
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  • "Live Like That" from Live Like That
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  • "Nothing's Gonna Stop Us " from Live Like That
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  • "NRT VIDEO PREMIERE: Making Of Album" from Merry Christmas To You
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  • "Prodigal" from Something Different
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  • "Real To Me" from The Things That Got Us Here
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  • "Save My Life " from Live Like That
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  • "Smile" from The Things That Got Us Here
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  • "The Words I Would Say" from These Simple Truths
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  • "What A Glorious Night" from Merry Christmas To You (Great Big Family Edition)
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  • "You Can Have Me" from These Simple Truths
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  • "You Love Me Anyway" from These Simple Truths
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    Latest News
    Sidewalk Prophets Release New Album 'The Things That Got Us Here'
    (Monday, July 06, 2020)
    NRT To Broadcast Upcoming Sidewalk Prophets Show Live From Nashville
    (Monday, June 15, 2020)
    Curb/Word Entertainment's Sidewalk Prophets Announces Unprecedented "Virtual Tour"
    (Thursday, May 14, 2020)
    Dave Frey Of Sidewalk Prophets Announces Birth Of First Child
    (Wednesday, May 13, 2020)
    Sidewalk Prophets Adjust Album Release Date
    (Thursday, April 23, 2020)
    Christian Artists Invite Fans To Gather This Easter Sunday For A New Two-Hour Live Streaming Event
    (Thursday, April 09, 2020)
    Sidewalk Prophets Announce New Tour, Album, Music Video and Much More
    (Thursday, January 09, 2020)
    Sidewalk Prophets Reflects on 'The Things That Got Us Here,' Dropping May 22, 2020
    (Thursday, December 19, 2019)
    Sidewalk Prophets Gives Fans 24 Reasons to Smile with 2020 Tour Dates
    (Friday, December 13, 2019)
    Sidewalk Prophets' Dave Frey and Wife Expecting First Child
    (Monday, December 02, 2019)
    Sidewalk Prophets Celebrate the Season with Deluxe Edition of Beloved Christmas Album
    (Friday, November 08, 2019)
    Sidewalk Prophets Give Fans A Reason to 'Smile' with New Single
    (Friday, September 20, 2019)
    Sidewalk Prophets Announces 2nd Annual Great Big Family Christmas Tour 2019
    (Thursday, September 19, 2019)
    Sidewalk Prophets Continues Ten-Year Anniversary Celebration with 'These Simple Truths Tour'
    (Wednesday, May 29, 2019)
    Sidewalk Prophets Celebrate Ten-Year Anniversary with 'These Simple Truths Tour'
    (Tuesday, March 12, 2019)
    Sidewalk Prophets Wraps Successful Inaugural 'Great Big Family Christmas Tour'
    (Thursday, December 20, 2018)
    Sidewalk Prophets Joins the 46th Annual March for Life
    (Thursday, October 18, 2018)
    Sidewalk Prophets Announces Inaugural 'Great Big Family Christmas Tour'
    (Monday, October 08, 2018)
    Sidewalk Prophets Need Your Prayers Following Fire
    (Friday, February 09, 2018)
    Sidewalk Prophets Announces Headlining 'Something Different Tour (In 3D)'
    (Friday, December 08, 2017)
    Newsboys Announce All New Big Church Night Out Tour This Fall
    (Wednesday, July 05, 2017)
    Sidewalk Prophets Partners with Anderson University for The Prodigal Tour Spring Leg
    (Tuesday, March 07, 2017)
    Sidewalk Prophets Premiere New Music Video For 'Impossible'
    (Friday, January 06, 2017)
    Sidewalk Prophets Announces Second Leg of 'The Prodigal Tour'
    (Wednesday, October 26, 2016)
    David Frey of Sidewalk Prophets Announces Engagement
    (Monday, September 05, 2016)
    Hands and Feet Project Launches Fantasy Football League
    (Sunday, August 07, 2016)
    The Bible Tour 2016 Kicks Off With String Of Sold-Out Dates
    (Tuesday, April 12, 2016)
    Matthew West Achieves 7th No. 1 Radio Hit With "Grace Wins" On Multiple Charts
    (Thursday, March 03, 2016)
    The Bible Tour Kicks Off April 6 in California
    (Monday, February 29, 2016)
    Sidewalk Prophets Honors South Carolina Policeman Matt Holman for Honorable Service to Area Homeless
    (Tuesday, February 23, 2016)
    Sidewalk Prophets Announces Departure Of Drummer Justin Nace
    (Sunday, February 21, 2016)
    Sidewalk Prophets Deliver Something Different, Heralded As "Their Best Work To Date"
    (Tuesday, September 01, 2015)
    Hawk Nelson And Tenth Avenue North To Tour Spring 2016
    (Saturday, August 29, 2015)
    Carmen Of 1 Girl Nation Gets Married ; Sidewalk Prophets' Dave Sings At Reception
    (Tuesday, August 18, 2015)
    Jeremy Camp Shoots Video For "Same Power"
    (Saturday, August 15, 2015)
    Moriah Peters Prepares To Premier Brave Music Video
    (Wednesday, August 05, 2015)
    Francesca Battistelli's Holy Spirit Goes #1
    (Thursday, June 25, 2015)
    for KING & COUNTRY Returns To The Ryman
    (Thursday, June 11, 2015)
    New Album From Sidewalk Prophets Will Be Something Different
    (Friday, May 29, 2015)
    Hillsong, Passion, Bethel and More Join Forces for The Outcry Tour
    (Monday, April 20, 2015)
    for KING & COUNTRY Begins You Matter Tour Round 2
    (Wednesday, April 15, 2015)
    Sidewalk Prophets Great Big Family Room Tour Sells Out Shows
    (Wednesday, March 25, 2015)
    Hillsong Reveals Album Cover From Space
    (Tuesday, March 17, 2015)
    Carman Raising Funds for Biker Week Concert in Daytona Beach
    (Wednesday, December 10, 2014)
    Sidewalk Prophet Announces Great Big Family Room Tour
    (Monday, November 17, 2014)
    K-LOVE Fan Awards to Host First Annual RUN FOR LOVE 5K at Gaylord Opryland Hotel Set for May 31
    (Thursday, May 15, 2014)
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    In a cabin on a lake in Pennsylvania, founding members of Sidewalk Prophets, Ben McDonald and David Frey, wrote most of what would become their third full studio album, Something Different. A band known for spending more days on the road than anywhere else, the quiet seclusion of the cabin helped Ben and Dave create what might be their most honest and musically diverse album yet. Set to release from Fervent Records on August 28, Something Different was created during a unique and challenging time for the band. For Dave, writing at the lake was symbolic: "All these things were happening in our lives at that time but here we sat, on the peaceful serenity of this lake. It was a different way to approach writing. Instead of a clock in and clock out approach to writing, we were in the moment, in this environment for days on end asking God to fill the quiet but remove the distractions and burdens, and allow Him to speak through us. I think the whole experience facilitated, in turn, a different way to show our hearts to the world."

    That's what this much-anticipated Sidewalk Prophets project was built on: candor and honesty about where the band is, has been, and is going. It truly is something different for their fans and for the genre. Their prior albums Live Like That (2012) and These Simple Truths (2009) saw great success with singles like "Live Like That" and "You Love Me Anyway" topping Christian charts. But this time around, Sidewalk Prophets did not hold back, not emotionally, not musically.   For Something Different, the band, which in addition to Ben and Dave includes Cal Joslin (bass), Justin Nace (drums) and Daniel Macal (lead guitar), chose to work with seasoned producer Seth Mosley for the first time. It was a surprisingly perfect fit for Ben and Dave, who have been writing together since their freshman year of college where they met almost 14 years ago. "Seth is so passionate," says Ben. "He goes above and beyond in all he does."

    Seth, who has produced artists like Newsboys and for King & Country, was one of several cowriters Ben and Dave flew out to the cabin on the lake for extended writing sessions. Toward the end of their time there, the three of them had written six songs, including one of their personal favorites, "Everything in Awe."  

    It's a stop-you-in-your-tracks-and-listen kind of song. Reeling in the listener with a slow guitar pick, "Everything in Awe" declares the wonder that is creation and how all of it--people, animals, the stars--are here to worship their creator: Stars exploding in the wake of your love /  Galaxies all turn their head / The stars are gazing on their one creator / Universe in awe / Whole wide world in awe / Heart and soul in awe / Everything in awe

    Their hope is that this song will help others see the beauty of God all around them: "It's that whisper from God saying, 'Hey, this is what I've created for you. This isn't me, but this is a glimpse of what I made with you in mind.'" The intimacy and nearness of God is written into every song on Something Different. As different as they sound-- some soft and melodic, others more rock-n-roll in flavor, Sidewalk Prophets doesn't waste a verse or a chorus.

    Each line is a chance to present the gospel. The scripture-rooted song "To Live Is Christ" is a perfect example of this. Already picked up as a favorite among friends and radio, this song adds a moving melody, powerful strings, and piano to a beloved verse in scripture, Philippians 1:21, "For me, to live is Christ, and to die is gain." "It's simple and real. There's no gloss or glamour to that song," says Dave. "This verse lays it all on the line for us as a band. What does it mean to truly live? Some hold great stock in wealth, or status or other earthly things but for us...we long to live a life chasing the heart of God.  Each day is a continual battle to lay our lives down, and lift up Christ on high.  This song has become our anthem".

    "I remember when we were in the cabin writing this song...every person in the room was moved to the point that the hair on our arms and neck stood up.  Moments like that don't happen every day.  The small handful of people that we have played the song for so far have been moved to tears." They have always had a way of connecting with their audience on a personal level. This connection inspired Sidewalk Prophets to put on their Big Family Room Tour--a tour they performed in intimate venues around the country and that they see as their most successful tour in many ways.  

    Before each show, the members of this Dove Award-winning band arrived early to personally interact with and escort fans to their seats. They treated everyone there like one big family because it's how they see their fans, as family. "It's one thing to say, 'Oh, we really care about our fans,'" says Ben. "It's another thing to say, 'We want to have this relationship with you, we're going to open the doors for you to come into our family room. You're a part of this.'" For Ben, Dave and the entire band, there's no space between the stage and crowd. They're on level ground, and as Sidewalk Prophets grows in popularity, platform and radio plays, they intend to keep it this way. The people they've met at their shows and while traveling helped inspire the title song on the album, "Something Different." "There are so many different people we've met on the road. So many lives, and they're all different," says Dave. "We're all separate people. We all have our stories, but it's the same God who connects us, and He is the something that makes us different." Co-written with Justin Ebach "Something Different" is upbeat and pop leaning with an electric guitar and a chance for Dave's vocal ability to really shine. The phrase something different refers to that commons thread Christians share, the thing that sets them apart. As the bridge explains, It's a love like you've never known / It's a feeling like being home / It's always knowing that you're never alone / It's Jesus Christ and He's in my soulThe something different heard throughout this Sidewalk Prophets album is what gives this record a certain excitement about it, a buzz that's been building and foreshadowing what will certainly be a collection of hits and fan favorites, continuing to elevate this band to new heights. Sidewalk Prophets has big plans for Something Different. The first single, "Prodigal", set in motion a brand new season for the band. With over three years separating this release from their previous, this new music of captivating instrumentation and gripping lyric, will help to propel them as they use their voices, creativity, and most of their days in a year to walk out their calling. "This is the most proud I've ever been to make music," Ben says. "We've poured everything we have into this project. I feel like I was put on earth to make this record."

    There is something different about that type of assurance when a band finishes an album. A trust that you've written and produced exactly what you were supposed to exactly when you were supposed to. Written from a place of uncertainty, yet in a sanctuary of peace, the honest, Gospel-focused nature of each song on Something Different provides a type of sanctuary itself for listeners, who may also find themselves in the middle of an uncertain time. These are songs they can cling to in the midst of those troubles, but also can sing in the moments of joy and celebration. Songs that will bring assurance in the chaos and peace in the storm, encouragement to keep going, and remind them that the something different inside of them is still there, is constant, and that it's the thing that makes us Something Different.

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    Epic | Posted December 27, 2013
    Live Like That has a great message for Christians. I hope people really listen to the lyrics of the songs these guys produce, not just hearing them as a catchy tune

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    Awesome! | Posted December 22, 2013
    Sidewalk prophets are a wonderful band! Their music is great! Keep being awesome guys! :D

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    Wow | Posted December 19, 2013
    I absolutely love their music. All of it... I was so excited to see that they put out a Christmas cd and practically ran to the store to buy it. I can not wait to see what else they have in store.

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    One of the best bands out there! | Posted December 17, 2013
    I have listened to Sidewalk Prophets since the release of their first album... and I have loved them all the way! I own all three of their albums, including the new Christmas one. Dave's voice continues to inspire and impress me. It is strong and clear. Their song content is fun, light, and also has a very deep meaning to it. Their live arrangements are also amazing! They are one of the best to go see live. They put on a show, for sure, but they also keep it simple. It is wonderful! Buy all their CDs and go see them live! You won't regret it!

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    jessk (7)
    keep going | Posted December 16, 2013
    i really like the music that you compose and sing. your need to keep singing because you are good and most of your songs have a good meaning to most of our lives that we need to hear. I pray God will help you keep going and leading you to new songs to sing about.

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    :) | Posted December 13, 2013
    :) Great music

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    edwardtay (45)
    Awesome songs | Posted December 08, 2013
    keep it up!

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    Great Band! | Posted December 07, 2013
    Sidewalk Prophets is one of my (many) favorite bands. I love their sound, and I love to see them perform live.

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    rbrown13 (224)
    :) | Posted December 06, 2013
    :)

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    bhm1104 (85)
    great music | Posted December 05, 2013
    love your music

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