Based out of Orlando, Bellarive strive for a progressive and worship sound, they’ve been touring for the last 3 years and their new album The Heartbeat is one of the reasons to be excited about worship at the moment.
"This whole thing is fairly new for us," says Sean Curran, the group's lead vocalist, keyboardist and principal songwriter. "We met at our home church and felt like kindred spirits pretty quickly.
"We felt like God was doing something in our hearts and in our community, so we just embarked on this journey to try to figure out what exactly that vision was."
"We were leading worship a lot together but hadn't really looked past that," Sean says. "We started getting these opportunities and God began to place these song ideas on our hearts, so we started meeting up once a week just to figure out what we should do with all this.
"Most music is meant to bring attention to the artist, maybe for some simple enjoyment. It's all kind of focused on the stage," Curran says. "Worship music creates a space for people to step into, to direct their attention, their hearts, their souls and their focus, to God.
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A few bands have announced release dates for new albums later this year:
Bellarive's full length debut, The Heartbeat (featuring "Taste Of Eternity") will be out June 19.
P.O.D. will release Murdered Love on July 10 (alongside House Of Heroes dropping Cold Hard Want!!!)
July 17 will see Capital Lights drop Rhythm N Moves, their first new release in goodness-knows-how-long!!
And in August you can expect new albums from TobyMac, Tenth Avenue North, & Project 86 (pictured).
Any of these you excited for?