Claiming neither folk or indie rock, this celebration band continues to reinvent the “soundtracks” to their ministry, pushing further into new instrumentation and sounds. The upcoming release will bring 11 tracks of worship music, while a deluxe version of the album will offer two brand new songs, two remixes and one ukulele track.
The album is now available for preorder at iTunes, along with the first single “You Will Never Run.”
The band recently explained the meaning of the title As Family We Go in a post to fans.
“Part of the title comes from the fact that we always have considered ourselves less as a band, and more like a family…We pray as a family, work as a family, and do ministry as a family,” the band wrote.
“But more importantly, we belong to a larger family, and that family includes you. The children of God have always been a people on the move, driven by a mission and a purpose. We aren’t part of a social club, but we’re given a charge from the Father: to share His love with the world.”
The group hopes to capture the heart behind As Family We Go by asking others to share their own personal family and community stories. People are able to post pictures, stories, prayer requests and encouragement online using the hashtag #AsFamilyWeGo and tagging Rend Collective. The band will check and share stories daily.
As Family We Go is Rend Collective’s fifth studio record, but it’s the group’s first release with new label partners, Capitol Christian Music Group.
“We are excited about our relationship with Rend Collective and deeply committed to their mission,” said Capitol Christian Music Group President, Peter York. “We feel honored to have them in our label family of artists and believe there is much ahead for this band as they share their compelling songs from As Family We Go. They are a hard working creative team who are having tremendous impact around the world.”
As Family We Go follows their 2014 release The Art Of Celebration, which debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s Christian & Gospel Chart. Previous albums also saw success with singles such as “Build Your Kingdom Here” and “My Lighthouse” breaking into the top 25 on the National Christian Audience Chart.
Along with their album release, the fall will bring a busy touring schedule for Rend Collective, who will once again join GRAMMY® Award winner Chris Tomlin on the second leg of his “Love Ran Red Tour.” Known for their energetic and celebratory worship, the band joined Tomlin earlier this year for spring dates and will take part in his Worship Night In America events in New York City’s Madison Square Garden, Denver’s Red Rock Amphitheater and Sacramento’s Sleep Train Arena this August.
For additional tour information, visit: http://rendcollective.com/tour
As Family We Go (Deluxe Edition)
2. Free As A Bird
3. You Will Never Run
4. Every Giant Will Fall
5. One And Only
6. Joy Of The Lord
7. Never Walk Alone
8. Your Royal Blood
9. Just A Glimpse
10. Coming Home
11. The Artist
12. Ireland’s Call
13. You Will Never Run (Neon Feather Remix)
14. One And Only (Urban Rescue Remix)
15. Never Weigh Me Down
16. Every Giant Will Fall (Ukelele Version)
Hailing from a small town off the coast of Northern Ireland, Rend Collective (Gareth Gilkeson, Chris Llewellyn, Ali Gilkeson, Patrick Thompson and Stephen Mitchell) wants to be known as a celebration band, worshiping for God’s Glory and fame. Since the release of their first album,Organic Family Hymnal, the group’s authentic and energetic style of worship has attracted an international audience, with career sales of more than 300,000 albums. The group saw early success as their first ever single “Build Your Kingdom Here,” peaked at No. 12 on the National Christian Audience Chart. Their 2014 release The Art of Celebration, charted at No. 1 on the Billboard Christian Albums Chart within the first week of its release. Known for their electric lively worship, the band has been a part of several major tours with top artists such as Chris Tomlin, MercyMe, Kari Jobe, Lecrae and more. Rend Collective is currently preparing to embark on two headlining tours in 2016. The group’s anticipated new album, As Family We Go, is set to release August 21.