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Hearts of Saints is a band that deserves attention. Being one of the most exciting new pop/rock acts in Christian music today, they show just what Christian music can do: touch lives and spread the influence of faith. This independent band from Kentucky is comprised of four passionately driven individuals: Craig Felker (front man), Jason Killebrew (drums), Jesse Grisham (guitar) and Joel Purdy (bass).
The band's 2010 self-titled debut release, Hearts of Saints, now offers its highly anticipated follow-up project and latest album, For All of Us, that revolves around the idea of making an album that includes worship songs. It results in a unique double-disc effort that focuses more on its signature catchy rock anthems and Scripture-heavy songs for the church. Some songs are written specifically for the church to sing together in unity while others are meant to uplift, encourage and entertain with Hearts of Saints’ trademark pop/rock sound.
Covering a wide subject range, For All of Us has all the elements of the real world joys and heartaches of the faith journey infused into their popular anthemic songs. "Come Out of the Dark" is a bold call to remember our identity in Christ as "sons and daughters of light," while the Psalm-inspired "Everlasting," portrays an intimate plea born out of a desire for holiness. The moving title track recalls the love and victory that Christ demonstrated on the cross "For All of Us."
The masterminds behind the music production of this latest album are executive producer Ainslie Grosser (Jesus Culture, Matt Redman,) and producer/songwriter Michael Farren, known for writing modern worship staples "Let It Rain" and "Let the Worshippers Arise.” Hearts of Saints also enlisted Grammy Award-winning producer Andy Hunt (Shirock, Matthew West) for the rock side of For All of Us.
The group hopes these songs will ignite generations to live out their faith. Between this self-titled satisfaction and a pledge to remain on the road, Hearts of Saints is poised to be one of this year's breakout bands that will hopefully last for the long haul.