1GN released its highly anticipated sophomore album, Unite, on April 15 with Reunion Records. Touted as its "breakout album," the project features 10 upbeat original tracks written by the group, Lauryn Taylor Bach, Kayli Robinson and Carmen Hadley. Here are a few key reviews praising the album:
"Unite is loaded with even tighter harmonies than previous projects, while it possesses a wider age-range appeal thanks to a series of confidence-promoting sugar rushes, faith-centered EDM explosions and hopeful power ballads." -- CCM Magazine
"Unite does what a good second album in any genre should do. It doesn't stray too far from the original formula that garnered them fans in the first place, yet it still shows growth in artistic quality (particularly in the "pop" genre) and performance." - JesusFreakHideout
"Unite is definitely 1GN's breakout album. Exploring topics today's preteen and teenagers deal with and encouraging in fresh new ways, this album will certainly change many lives." -- NewReleaseToday
"From the smooth vocals of all three members and the punchy raps of Lauryn, to the infectiously joyous and dance inducing synth packed soundscapes, to the unashamed Christian themes, to the encouraging and uniting messages, and the flawless performance of it all, there's little wrong to be found on Unite, if any can be found at all."- JesusWired
With the release of Unite, 1GN launched its brand new website and the official music video for "Get Hype." Written to get crowds ready for the trio's live show, the video features bright colors, exciting fashion and the new dance "The Hyphy." You can click here to view the fun and energetic music video. To watch the tutorial video for "The Hyphy" please click here.
Beginning April 25, the anthemic song "Guard Your Heart" will be available via PlayMPE on CHR Radio. Based on Proverbs 4:23-27, the new single's message is centered around the meaning of the whole album. "So much of our life and interactions today are now through social media and online, which is awesome. But the dangers are real," explains Lauryn Taylor Bach. "The images hitting us in pop culture are often overly sexualized and filled with hate, bullying, violence and division. We just want to encourage each other to guard our hearts from these things."