Following the release of their new album 'Just Say Jesus', LTTM caught up with US rockers 7eventh Time Down for a brief chat about the new release, their inspiration, and of course - that unusual band name!
For those who haven't heard of you before, can you tell us a little bit about yourselves and how you got involved in making music?
We started our first band when I (Mikey-Singer) was just 12 years old. Austin our drummer was 11 at the time. We grew up together playing in different cover bands (a lot of third day and d.c. talk) and when we all got outta school, God just placed the same desire in all of us to do music ministry. So we all sold what we could bought a van and hit the road! Praise God! He has kept us all these years!
How did you come up with the name of the band, and what's the meaning behind it?
2 Kings 5:14. Naman the king had leprosy. God told him through a prophet if he would dip in the Jordan river 7 times he would be healed. Naman refused because at the time the dirty river was no place for a king. He finally humbled himself before God and on his 7eventh Time Down he came up clean!
Tell us a little bit about your new album 'Just Say Jesus' and what the inspiration behind it was?
Every song has it’s own story and life. We just wanted to write great songs that inspire people to live like Jesus.
Which is your favorite track on the album and why?
Just Say Jesus is a personal favorite because of the amount of stories we have received from listeners about how God has used the song to help them.
What's your song writing process?
Every song is different. Some start as a concept. Some a melody others a guitar riff! No formula really. Just trying to write great songs.
If you could work with any songwriter, who would it be and why?
We have worked with so many great ones it's hard to say.
How would you define success in your career as a band?
As long as we can add to conversation that is leading a world to Jesus I’d say we are succeeding in what he set out to do.
What advice would you give to any aspiring bands out there?
Probably one of my daughter’s favorite songs... Kj52 Bill Cosby dance!
What does the next year hold for 7eventh Time Down?
We are going to keep touring and telling people what Jesus has done for us as loud as we can! We have some really big tour announcements around the corner too...
Find out more at seventhtimedown.com