Rend Collective are set to release their highly anticipated, fourth studio album, The Art of Celebration, globally from Integrity Music March 17 (St. Patrick's Day). Prior to the launch of the album, they have released a video for their upbeat single, "My Lighthouse" (watch video above).
The lead single from The Art of Celebration, "My Lighthouse," is available as an "instant track" download from iTunes beginning Tuesday (Feb. 18) with each pre-order of The Art of Celebration. Devotionals for the song, which celebrates God's brightness in the midst of "troubled seas," will additionally be created for both YouVersion and BibleGateway.
"Celebration, the practice of joy, is a choice," says Rend Collective band leader Gareth Gilkeson. "That doesn't mean it's always an easy choice to make. We know that we inevitably must navigate storms of sorrow and shadows, disappointment and doubt in this life."
"This record is an attempt to reflect something of the irrepressible laughter in the heart of God," continues Gareth. "It's a call to the cynical to once again choose celebration over condemnation and a reminder to the broken that 'the joy of the Lord is our strength.'"
The Art of Celebration will be offered as a limited edition, double-album vinyl to be available at select retailers, as well as through IntegrityDirect.com and at Rend events.
Rend Collective is on a major, 24-city tour in the U.S. with Kari Jobe. During these concerts that begin Feb. 27 and run through April 13, Rend will play new music from The Art of Celebration and raucous favorites from its 5-Star acclaimed albums, Organic Family Hymnal and Homemade Worship by Handmade People, including its hit radio single, "Build Your Kingdom Here".
Following the tour with Jobe, Rend will bring its "The Art of Celebration" tour home to Ireland in May along with a tour of the United Kingdom before returning to the U.S. in June. The band is also making plans now to headline a nationwide, 40-city U.S. tour this fall, slated to run Sept. 10 through Nov. 2.
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