Featured Artist: City Harbor

Feb 03 2014

Hailing from Nashville, new recording act City Harbor, comprised of singer/songwriters Molly Reed and Robby Earle, release their self-titled debut album in February 2014.

'City Harbor' was produced by Ben Glover (Britt Nicole), David Garcia (Mandisa, Tobymac) and Matt Bronleewee (Jars of Clay, Chris Tomlin).

Molly Reed, who is married to Mike Grayson of MIKESCHAIR, has quickly become a go-to songwriter for many of Nashville's most beloved artists such as Wynonna, Amy Grant, Point of Grace, Francesca Battistelli, Mikeschair, as well as NBC's The Voice winner Danielle Bradbery. Her work has also been featured in TV's One Tree Hill and Vampire Diaries.

City Harbor songs come from a desire to know Christ and to make Christ known to the world around. As they explain, !when we see hurting people, struggling loved ones, and injustice in the world we're always thinking somebody's gotta do something but inside we know it has to start with us. All too often we miss the moment to share our faith or show love.!

The duo's blend of organic and harmonic pop songs share about real-life issues, such as living out our faith in such a complex world. "In the midst of so much darkness, it's so incredible to sing about what's good and true," Earle shares.

The album's first single is 'Come However You Are', which is currently at radio. "God wants us to come to Him, not hide," shares Reed. "Rather than hide in shame, Jesus invites us to find our rest in Him, no matter where you are, no matter what you look like."

Another track, 'I Still Believe', was written by Reed during a season when she struggled with depression. The song was a moment of personal catharis that she hopes will resonate with anyone with the same questions she had.

Discussing the album with which they hope to make their mark, the duo told Louder Than The Music, "We both come from a background in songwriting, so we wanted to make sure that our record not only had great songs, but also came from a real place for each of us. During the writing process we didn't really have one theme in mind, but hindsight is 20/20.

After finishing the record and listening from top to bottom we realized a common thread of peace and rest in the Lord through out each song. We like to think of this record as somewhat of a journal of the past two years, and it's clear that the Lord was teaching the both of us about letting it go and trusting Him."

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