St. Louis area worship/rock band The Great Romance is releasing its greatest hits album today, a collection of music titled Renew. The project includes 10 songs produced by some of the Christian music industry's top producers, including Rusty Varenkamp (Building 429, Tenth Avenue North, Toby Mac), Allen Salmon (Mute Math, Sanctus Real) and Chase Weber (Cody Cranes). The Great Romance's recent radio hit, "Bigger Than The Odds," is also included, along with "Empty Hands," which was written with Doug McElvy (Switchfoot/Michael W. Smith).
The Great Romance, which tours regularly, has shared the stage with some of the biggest acts in Christian music, including Switchfoot, Toby Mac, Kutless, The David Crowder Band, Lincoln Brewster, For King and Country, Jordan Feliz and others. The band has played conventions and festivals, including "A Night of Joy" at Disney World in Orlando, Florida.
The band's name, according to Matt Vollmar, the band's lead singer and frontman, is a nod to the greatest relationship anyone can have. "Jesus Christ, as our Savior, is the greatest romance of our lives," he said.