Integrity Music welcomes the Nashville, Tennessee-based Local Sound and announces the September 21 release of the band's new single, "Nobody." Founded and led by Jared Runion, Local Sound grew out of the Nashville college and young adult ministry MyLocal615 and sees itself as culture creators who support the work of the local church in the lives of young adults.
"The 'Local' within Local Sound speaks to the roots of who we are and why we do what we do," says Runion. "We fully back God's dream of the local church and we believe that God, the original culture creator, has designed the local church as 'Plan A' -- to immerse the world in His culture. We were never intended to be the products of temporary culture. We were made to be distributors of an eternal one."
"The 'Sound' portion of our name is a reflection of our heart and our passion to unite the Word of God with high energy, innovative music that reaches the world," he adds. "We believe we have been called to spread the Gospel through relevant and inspiring message-driven songs that express the joy found in a life fully devoted to Christ and the realization of the deep love that the Shepherd has for us."
"We are so excited to welcome Local Sound to the Integrity family," says Andrew Osenga, Director of A&R for Integrity. "They have a unique gift for placing a rich creativity and thoughtfulness inside fun and approachable pop music. It's thrilling to see the way they are leading their generation in worship, both inside and outside the walls of the Church, and we are honored to walk alongside them in this step of their journey."