Urban Rescue, an LA-based revival band, has released Wild Heart EP, their first official release with Rend Family Records - a partnership between Irish worship band Rend Collective and Capitol Christian Music Group.
"My prayer for people when they hear our music is that they find the beginning of hope. A new start," Frontman Jordan Frye said. "That the love of God would touch their heart in such a way that they would know that Jesus is real. I know what it feels like to be hopeless and at the end of your faith and left wondering what there is on the other side. My hope is that for the person who feels hopeless, lost or brokenhearted that they would find in our music a spark that ignites the flame of faith again or for the first time. A faith that knows there is something more to Jesus than just another religious practice. A faith that believes Jesus is alive and is close to the brokenhearted."
Critics are responding to Wild Heart EP with enthusiasm, calling the release "powerful." Read more below:
"Urban Rescue does a masterful job at meshing pop sensibility with devoted praise -- we can't wait to hear more."
- CCM Magazine
"Urban Rescue is a name to watch"
"Without a doubt, Urban Rescue has delivered a truly powerful record. Each and every song delivers in massive, bold worship and praise."
- The Christian Beat
"There's something to be said about how powerful, encouraging and exalting Wild Heart is. If this is a sign of what's to come from Urban Rescue, it's clear that it's going to be a fun, powerful and spiritually-empowering ride."
- The Front Row Report
"Urban Rescue brilliantly urges us to give our neighborhoods a second look with God's eyes."
- Today's Christian Entertainment
"A generous mixture of joyous, acoustic-based anthems...a solid promise of more to come."
- Jesus Freak Hideout
"Fresh and different and invigorating...a must listen."
- 365 Days of Inspiring Media
Last Thursday, Relevant exclusively premiered the lyric video for "His Name," a track from Wild Heart EP. Watch the video here.
Urban Rescue is set to join Rend Collective on their "As Family We Go" US Tour this fall, playing more than 30 venues across the country, followed by a nine-city UK run in May. For dates and additional information, click here.