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Owl City & Britt Nicole Collaborate on 'You're Not Alone'

Owl City has shown once again that he is not afraid to alienate his huge mainstream following in favour of making songs about his faith.

 

His latest track, featuring Britt Nicole, is entitled You're Not Alone and features lyrics that are quite explicitly about God.

Adam Young, founder of Owl City, says the song was inspired by a news story about a Sudanese woman who was to be hanged for being a Christian, before being rescued and transported to the US.

"God used that story in my life to touch my heart and say that for those who choose to follow Jesus and honour Him whole-heartedly, he's there with you."

"No matter how dark the day may seem, you are not alone and God knows exactly what you're going through."

"Ultimately, the message of the song is that there is hope and that Jesus Christ is that hope."

Download it from iTunes now.

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Introducing (sort of): Copperlily

Tim Skipper (from House of Heroes) and his new wife Stephanie Smith (yes, THAT Stephanie Smith) have formed an indie-folk/pop side-project called Copperlily, and I think they're pretty good.

They've got a full length album coming next year, and a 3-song EP which you get for free when you pre-order it on their website. Or you can just buy the EP now, and get the album in a few months when it's released.

 

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Hawk Nelson release new single "Just Getting Started"

Today, Hawk Nelson announced that their new single "Just Getting Started" (out now on iTunes) will be used in some American Idol promos during the World Series baseball coverage on US TV! The song comes off their new album Diamonds, which is slated to be out early next year.

Also, check this blog post from bass player Dan Biro, about his current medical situation. We're praying for you mate!

 

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King's Kaleidoscope // Becoming Who We Are

Seattle-based worship band King's Kaleidoscope have just debuted their first album under new record label Tooth & Nail - and it's packed full of eclectic and wonderful sounds, as we've come to expect from the decatet.

 

The alternative rockers have made the album - entitled Becoming Who We Are - available for streaming on RELEVANT Magazine's website.

King's Kaleidoscope convey the emotion and rawness that few other acts can convey; aided by the constant experimentation and the orchestral feel inherent in the record.

We urge you to give it a listen. If you love it (as we expect you will) you can pre-order the album on iTunes. It's out on October the 28th.

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10 Free Song Downloads From Fair Trade Services!

Our friends from Fair Trade Services over in America are helping us celebrate Autumn with 10 free music downloads... even though we're in the middle of Spring here in little ol' New Zealand.


But hey, we're not the type of radio station to pass up free stuff for our listeners - so click here to get your hands on ten tracks from the likes of MercyMe, Citizen Way, Hawk Nelson and The Afters.

A bunch of songs from your favourite artists, all at no expense... what's not to love?

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Sanctus Real Release New Album 'The Dream'

Ohio-based rockers Sanctus Real have finally brought out their highly-anticipated new album The Dream.

The record comprises of twelve previously unheard tracks, and has already received acclaim from numerous media sources.

Christian Music Review say "Sanctus Real has the kind of music that soothes an anxious heart and weary mind. It reaches deep within your soul and calms you from the inside out."

You can buy it from iTunes now.

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The band also brought out a corresponding campaign - coinciding with the release of The Dream - called #thedreamisyou, encouraging fans to share about their dreams with the masses.

It's pretty cool! Have a look at the tweets we liked below or visit the full site here to view the rest and post your own dreams.

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Tenth Avenue North // No Man Is An Island

Tenth Avenue North's Mike Donehey has released a video journal that explores the theme behind this year's EP Islands

Donehey talks about the essence of God as a trinity and how we are designed for community with other people.

Check it out! It's definitely worth a watch.

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This Labour Weekend, Life FM turns 17 - so we're going to play classic old-school Life FM tracks all weekend long.

Of course, we want you to tell us what "retro" Life FM songs you want on the playlist!

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The Jury & The Saints Announce "Focus" Single

It's been a long time coming, but the guys in The Jury & The Saints are gearing up to release their self-titled full length album - and they're dropping the first single "Focus" on November 7.

The guys will be in NZ at the start of next year to play Festival One at Mystery Creek Events Centre.

 

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