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New Release Fridays: July 2015

 

Friday is the new Tuesday.

That’s right. If you haven’t been waiting on one of your favorite artists to release a new record recently, you may not have noticed that the music industry has changed the global release day to Friday instead of Tuesdays. According to the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI), a study showed that a majority of consumers who buy new albums prefer to hear it on Fridays and Saturdays. It also helps that it aligns with most people’s payday.

So here are a few albums you have to look forward to this month:

Friday, July 10

Owl City Mobile Orchestra

While the lead single is “You’re Not Alone” featuring Britt Nicole, “Unbelievable” features Hanson! Yes, that Hanson. We love it! #OklahomaProud

Friday, July 17

The Neverclaim The Joy

“Over the past two years as a band, we have experienced the greatest fruit of our ministry to date. Thousands have been changed by Christ’s love, all in the midst of personal tragedy, loss, disappointment and challenges we never saw coming. One thing we’ve learned in this last season is that The Joy of the Lord is truly our greatest strength. For to know his great love is joy unspeakable and when we know this, we can overcome any trial we face.” – frontman Jeremiah Carlson

Shinebright (formerly Shine Bright Baby) Only You

“This song is about living and loving recklessly because that’s what Christ did for us. The kind of love Christ showed us is spontaneous and passionate. We don’t have to worry about consequences or whatever people think of us. We just need to live with a bold faith and let God lead us.” – lead vocalist Emily Irene

Jon Foreman The Wonderlands: Shadows EP

Yep, Switchfoot frontman Jon Foreman is flying solo with the second release in his four-part The Wonderlands EP series. According to Jon, the ambitious solo project has been 10 years in the making and will feature 24 songs, one for each hour of the day, recorded with a total of 24 co-producers.

P.S. Don’t worry. Jon is still with Switchfoot.

FLAME Forward

(Much to our chagrin, there are no videos for music from Forward yet.)

“These songs focus on today’s times, both around the world and in America, and how we need to move forward by engaging culture with the Gospel,” says FLAME. “I had so much on my heart I wanted to communicate through this project. I wanted songs that would provide listeners with hope and encouragement to move forward in the midst of challenges-to remind them that, in Christ, we are all given the power to press on.”

Friday, July 31

Bethel Music Synesthesia

Yep, this is an instrumental album and it’s beautiful. We applaud you for thinking outside the box, Bethel Music!

Josh Wilson That Was Then, This is Now

This album is a reminder to not be defined by what you’ve done in the past, but who you are in Jesus Christ. With this album, Josh has a renewed sense of calling, vision and excitement for his music and career. Even after nine years, he’s just getting started. Read more at: CCMMagazine.com

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