The Sonflowerz have launched a Kickstarter Campaign for their new 6-song EP 'Love Walked In', which is set to release on 10th September 2013. The campaign will also help fund a 30-day devotional book titled 'Made To Shine', which was inspired by conversations with young girls and named after a song written for a victim of bullying.
Along with the EP and book, the duo will embark on a ministry-focused tour of Made to Shine events for girls ages 10-18.
Known for their worshipful and inspiring pop songs, including 'My Adoration' and 'By Faith', the Colorado-based sisters, Elissa Leander Tipps and Becca Leander Nicholson, have been ministering together since their own teen years when given the opportunity by their church to share a song they had written. Fast forward 13 years, countless concerts and six albums, and the duo find themselves coming full circle with hearts focused on ministering to young girls.
"From that first moment of sharing our songs, we’ve had a desire to use music as a tool to be a voice to and for young women," explains Elissa. "We said 'yes' to God and continued to write, sing and speak where He led, often finding ourselves in places we never imagined - from a small town near Southampton, England to Lifeway's You And Your Girl conferences that drew thousands of moms and daughters from around the U.S."
For The Sonflowerz, writing songs is just the beginning. "Girls fight against all kinds of obstacles in our culture," says Becca. "Peer pressure alone brings an onslaught of identity crisis, self-hatred, depression and loneliness. Add in the fatherless factor, which nearly one-third of kids in the U.S. live with, and you have a desperate generation of girls in need of love."
"We'll break through peer pressure, common lies they believe, answer their questions and reveal to them their true identity as daughters of God... each song, every word and all that we do is to point them to Jesus. Hopefully our friends will want to come alongside and be a part of it."
'Love Walked In' Track Listing:
1. Little Lies
2. Love Walked In
3. Offering My Life
5. We Depend On You
6. My Adoration