Red Street Records' Top 5 charting CCM group Consumed By Fire releases their brand new album, First Things First, available everywhere today (listen HERE). The album launches alongside a captivating acoustic video for their new single "Walk With Jesus" (watch HERE) and follows a string of impressive 'firsts' for the Ward brothers.
Band member Jordan Ward explains the heart behind the album by sharing, "This collection of songs was birthed out of the hardest season that our family has ever walked through. We hope as people take the journey of First Things First (the album), they will hear the conversations we were having with the Lord during some of those times. We hope they'll be able to hear the scriptures we clung to and declared over our family even when the circumstances looked impossible to ever recover from (BUT GOD). Ultimately, we hope they hear the surrender that brought us to the end of ourselves and that it would somehow inspire their own surrender and personal walks with Jesus."
Following a 2023 K-Love Fan Awards nomination for Breakout Single of the Year with "First Things First," Consumed By Fire heads into the Fall with their first-ever Dove Awards nomination for Rock/Contemporary Recorded Song of the Year for "Goodbye Ole Me." They are also headlining their First Things First Tour stretching across the country from September through October (see dates HERE). Fans across the nation can hear not only the familiar hits like No. 2 charted "First Things First," but will get to experience the band's brand new 13-track album with sure to be new favorites like "Time In The Water" and "A Little Bit Longer."
Produced by Scotty Wilbanks alongside the Ward Brothers and penned by a collection of incredible writers, some of which include the project's producers as well as Brian White, Brian Bunn, and Red Street's own Don Koch and Iveth Luna, the First Things First album prepares to undoubtedly pull the heartstrings of listeners everywhere. With the impressive range of an undeniably talented trio, the project offers an array of songs that include inspirational ballads like "There Was A Grace" to the vivacious, funky sounds found in tracks like "Hands Up, Praise Up."
Red Street CEO Jay DeMarcus shares, "These guys are wildly talented writers, musicians, and vocalists, and you can really hear their gifts shine in this new album! I can't wait for the world to hear this project and fall in love with it like I have. So many great things are ahead for Consumed By Fire!!"