It is my honor and privilege to introduce you to a wonderful Christian band call THE AFTERS. Their music is something you’ve probably heard many times on the Christian radio stations as their latest hit single called LIVE ON FOREVER was playing all summer near us. This single along with nine other awesome songs were finally presented in this great new album titled: LIVE ON FOREVER (The Afters).
Get pumped up my friends, because today you are being treated to a chance to WIN your very own copy of this super album by THE AFTERS! Enter the giveaway below and share with your contacts for more chances to win!
My daughter and I agree, this album shares some deep needed encouragement to its listeners that many will find treasured on their hearts to rely on in times of conflict and struggle. My personal favorites are Live On Forever and Legends. I like the musical arrangements on these two in particular as well as the lyrics that speak to our hearts. Songs like these inspire my own musically inclined children to want to become song writers for Jesus too! Way to go, THE AFTERS! Thanks for your heart-felt lyrics and rockin’ rhythms that inspire my children to dream big dreams and live their lives for Jesus in ALL they do!
Let me encourage you to read this incredible bio from the band as it shows how they dealt with great loss as they worked through personal battles and fear and conquered it with God’s strength the whole way through. This album was a labor of love and a battle cry to speak volumes to the world. It’s impressive to listen to their songs and recognize God’s power in all things knowing the history behind the band while trying to create this album.
The Afters – Live on Forever Bio:
It’s easy to assume stories of trial and triumph are just for the Bible or the history books. But miracles still happen, even when adversity hits hardest. Just ask Josh Havens, guitarist and lead vocalist of The Afters. He relates how the band’s latest effort, Live on Forever, began during a season of tragedy.
Just as the band regrouped to record, Havens witnessed the wife of a close friend contract cancer. Drummer Jordan Mohilowski (who produced the new album) had a brief health scare, and a close companion in his church—part of the worship team—was hit and killed by an impaired driver. She was a young woman, Havens says, who had unlimited potential.
But Live on Forever–the band’s fifth with the Fair Trade label-still took shape as a celebration of faithfulness, protection and promise—one that shimmers with strong rhythms, undeniable energy and compelling pop hooks. The album finds Havens in strong, soaring voice as he invites listeners to find shelter and strength in God. “If any theme has emerged, it would be ‘inspiration and motivation,’” Havens says.
Havens himself felt a deep need to hold on after another loss struck: The band’s longtime soundman, Anthony Martinez, saw his newborn daughter die in infancy.
Ask Havens to pick out a song that sums up the spirit of the album, and he chooses “Battles.” “It was the last song we wrote and the fastest we wrote,” he says. “We don’t typically write songs fast; we’ll change lyrics and melodies and craft our songs carefully. But ‘Battles’ poured out, the music and lyrics, in one day. It’s about standing up against fear and knowing God is always with us,” Havens explains. “It’s one of the takeaways we hope people get: ‘Don’t give up to fear.
Havens shares how, half a world away from his home in Phoenix, he caught a small glimpse of heaven’s reassurance. The place: downtown Amsterdam. The occasion: a dinner between shows with band members and spouses—including soundman Martinez and his wife. For their baby daughter, the Martinez couple had chosen an unusual moniker with an unusual spelling: Pieper. Against all odds, it also happened to be exactly how the intimate restaurant they dined at spelled its name. Still, no one was prepared for what happened at the end of the meal. “We were talking about baby Pieper, and as we got up to leave, we noticed that the only thing on the walls—the only thing—was a framed document, an award for hospitality. And the date on the award—the only date in the place—was Pieper’s birthday. Her mother just started bawling.” Havens sums up the reassurance all took home that night: “We thought, ‘This is where God’s angels fly: right in the middle of the loss.’ God gives us little glimpses to show us he’s here.”
“We worked on this record for almost two years and over those two years, it was a real season of loss,” Havens recalls. “But in the end, Live on Forever is about moving us to trust God, to stand up against fear. It’s an ‘ante up’ record, an anthem for people’s lives: ‘God you are with me in all this. I’m not alone.’”
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Get Connected with The Afters:
Official website: www.theafters.com
Battles (Official Lyric Video)
Battles (Heart Of The Song)
Live On Forever (Heart Of The Song)
Live On Forever (Official Music Video)
Prize: One winner will receive their very own copy of the brand new CD titled LIVE ON FOREVER by THE AFTERS!
Who can enter? You must be 18 years or older and be a resident of the USA or Canada.
Date ending: This giveaway ends on Oct 1 at midnight EST!
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