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Hollyn Shares Acoustic Version of 'bye, sad girl.' EP

We're obsessed with i feel bad for you, and now all 6 songs have recieved the acoustic treatment! Hollyn talks about how this came about in the instagram post below: 


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uh oh, it’s monday!!! <3 there’s more than one surprise, but this first one will hold you over until then. ? • i remember being a 15 yr old girl... and taking a chance on my dreams. uploading Youtube videos in my bedroom with a guitar and an iPhone 4 lol little did i know, those videos would change my life and give me a community of amazing people who continue to empower me to keep doing what i love!! • so we thought... how can we go back to where this all started? because, here i am again, 22 and not sure how everything will turn out, but i know i can never stop taking risks & trusting my gut. SO YUP, YOU GUESSED IT! everyday for the next FIVE days, we’re releasing an acoustic performance of each song from “bye, sad girl.” will be released on YouTube ? story 1 of 6 is out RN!!! (link in bio) • over the course of the week, we’ll be moving from hopelessness (white) to hope (blue). if you’ve been paying attention to this project, you’ve been seeing hints of blue in everything. the vision for these videos was to come out from under what i’d been living in, and become a person of hope and purpose in the midst of my process. let’s watch the temperature change + grow together!! vid: @harrisonkylewhittaker guitar: @tipfrank

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""bye, sad girl." is a deep part of hollyn's story. The project is told over the course of six songs, woven together, to portray the emotions of what it looks like to have a broken heart.As the story unfolds, it doesn't end with grief, but shows the beginning of joy. The lyrics paint the picture of embracing the death of something, and in the letting go, finding yourself again.

hollyn's soulful, pop-inspired anthems cross musical borders. after debuting with the dynamic and fiery full-length album One-Way Conversations, hollyn has had incredible momentum. with features on tracks from capitol kings, phil wickham, PEABOD, chris mcclarney, steven malcolm and more, the 21 year-old performer and songwriter has no intention of slowing down." from Hollyn's website

Cover photo from Hollyn's Facebook page


Lauren Daigle's New Zealand Shows

She's playing in Hamilton and Christchurch - at Festival One on January 24, and Christchurch Town Hall January 25 2020. She's one of the biggest artists on Life FM - but she's also won two GRAMMYs and sold out every one of her shows to date. We're pretty excited she's finally coming to NZ (although Bjorn and Josh are probably the most excited people on the planet!)

From her website: "This year has been life changing," said Daigle. "There's no better feeling than to be able to look out from the stage and see how people have connected with the songs on this album. Our shows feel like one big party of togetherness, and I can't wait to create a whole new tour for 2020. It's going to be so much fun!"

The Lauren Daigle World Tour features an all new stage production, design and set list that will be highlighted by Daigle's raw vocal power and stage presence. She'll feature some of her hits, including her latest single 'Rescue' and the double-Platinum selling #1 single 'You Say,' as well as tracks from her previous platinum-selling album, "How Can It Be".

Get your Festival One tickets here and Christchurch tickets here - hopefully Festival One list up Friday day passes soon!

Cover photo from Lauren Daigle's website.


Vote for your fave Relient K songs for Vinyl Release!

It's been a while since we've heard new music from these guys, but we're 100% on board with their new project: a special fan-curated double vinyl release where fans can vote for their favorite 12 songs, out of almost 150, to be included on a new vinyl record. We love this idea (can every band do it please??)


Lecrae Gets Baptized in the Jordan River

Rapper Lecrae has been sharing about his trip to the Holy Land, and posted a video showing him getting baptized in the Jordan River. On Instagram, he says: "We came out to Isreal and Palestine to add fuel to our faith. We are leaving with lots of answers, but even more questions. Right on top of our pilgrimage to the land of the Bible is a conflict that makes me take a deep look at what God meant when He said, "love your neighbor as yourself." Who is your neighbor? Jew, Christian, Muslim, Israeli, Palestinian? It's a lot to process, I don't have the tangible answer to end this conflict, but I know it starts with love, empathy, and communication."


Commemorative $15 Note for the World Cup

When the All Blacks win the Rugby World Cup (as they are 100% are going to), Bjorn is on a campaign to honour our National Rugby team with their very own banknote. If New Zealand win the Rugby World Cup for an unprecedented fourth time, to celebrate, we think the Reserve Bank of New Zealand issue a commemorative, black $15 bill into circulation! If you're keen, sign the petition, spread the word and let's make history!


Skillet Release Graphic Novel

Back in March the band announced they've partnered with Z2 Comics to release 'Eden: A Skillet Graphic Novel'. Written by John Cooper, lead singer of Skillet, Eden is a tale of redemption and finding light in the darkness.

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