Love Riot, the highly anticipated new studio recording from Platinum selling, GRAMMY nominated Newsboys, is set to bow March 4, with digital pre-orders available now at iTunes and Amazon Music. The band’s FairTrade Services debut, Love Riot was produced by Mark Needham, whose mixing credits include Imagine Dragons and Shakira; and Zach Hall (Five Knives); as well as Seth Mosley (TobyMac, for KING & COUNTRY) and Mike O’Connor for Full Circle Music.
The project is highlighted by “Guilty,” the theme song of Pure Flix’s upcoming motion picture “God’s Not Dead 2,” also featured on the film's official soundtrack releasing March 18 from FairTrade Services. Newsboys return to the big screen for an appearance in the movie, the sequel to Pure Flix’s 2014 hit “God’s Not Dead,” which was inspired by the band’s chart-topping, Platinum-certified single of the same name.
Featuring 10 selections, Love Riot also showcases the title-cut, a call to reach the world with love; the worshipful “Hero”; and the adrenaline-pumping “Crazy,” an anthem inspiring believers to live radically for Christ, among other songs.
“When I speak from stage, I often talk about love,” says Newsboys frontman Michael Tait of the album’s inspiration. “Darkness has been so prevalent in our culture. Let’s have a love riot - it’s time.”
“It doesn’t work to get out there and point a finger,” drummer Duncan Phillips adds. “We want to impact the world with a straight and true message, and deliver it with all-encompassing love.”
Helping define the sound of Christian music for more than two decades, Newsboys’ high-energy live performances and string of mega-hit singles, including “We Believe,” “God’s Not Dead” and “Born Again,” continue to make the band one of the genre’s most iconic artists. Comprised of lead vocalist Michael Tait, Jody Davis (guitar), Jeff Frankenstein (keys) and Duncan Phillips (drums), Newsboys have sold more than 8 million units, amassing eight Gold certifications, 33 #1 radio hits, four GRAMMY nominations, two American Music Award nominations and multiple Dove Awards.
'Love Riot' Track Listing:
3. Love Riot
5. You Hold It All (Every Mountain)
6. No Longer Slaves
7. Family Of God
10. What I Want Them To Say