BarlowGirl, the critically-acclaimed three sister rock band, gears up for their highly anticipated fourth project on Fervent Records, Love & War. The album releases September 22, 2009 and once again teams BarlowGirl with renowned producer, Otto Price (GRITS, dcTalk).
Love & War focuses on the hope and passionate love we have for God while at the same time dealing with the struggles and difficulties of our Christian walk. But as BarlowGirl continues to remind us with their lyrical content, if we keep Christ at the center then our spiritual journey will be filled with grace and love.
“We wanted to paint a picture of the two extremes of being followers of Christ,” says BarlowGirl. “There is passion on both sides that deal with the love of God and people and the fight (war) for what’s right and to bring encouragement at the same time. The reason we fight is because of this flow of love and we need to wake up the church from its comfort zone. We wrote these songs to express the tender loving passion that we have as the basis of our relationship with Jesus, and about the difficult battles we all face as we walk out our faith in this world.”
“We are thrilled about BarlowGirl’s upcoming album, Love & War,” says Mark Bright, President and CEO, Word Entertainment. “From the first moment I sat in the listening room with Lauren, Becca and Alyssa to hear the new songs, I was hooked. Besides having a powerful message, the girls are gifted artists and musicians. We can’t wait for everyone to hear the new music.”
The first single from Love & War is the heartfelt ballad, “Beautiful Ending.” The song focuses on reassurance in light of all the worldly grittiness we deal with daily, so the question is asked if the ending will be beautiful. Oh tragedy has taken so many/Love lost cause they all forgot who You were/And it scares me to think that I could choose my life over You/Oh my selfish heart, divides me from You, it tears me apart. “Stay With Me” is melodically upbeat while delivering the message of asking God to guide us through life while we deal with feelings of hopeless. The pop-themed, “Our Worlds Collide,” is about how deep our spiritual love with God can be when our two worlds come together.
BarlowGirl has achieved incredible success, in the Christian and mainstream industries, since their self-titled debut in 2004. In five short years, they have sold over one-million albums; received ten Dove nominations along with multiple performances on the GMA Music Awards show; longest #1 single at 13 weeks in Christian Radio Weekly chart history with their mega-hit, “I Need You To Love Me;” two consecutive #1 singles from their sophomore project, Another Journal Entry; has played to millions of fans worldwide; was the winner of Yahoo! Music “Who’s Next” user’s choice promotion; and has been featured by numerous media outlets including, NBC’s Today Show and Associated Press. In fall 2008, BarlowGirl released their critically acclaimed Christmas project, Home For Christmas, which received stellar reviews from USA Today and the New York Times. The holiday album also had great chart success with “Carol of the Bells” reaching #18 on the Holiday Songs Chart at iTunes and #4 on the Christian/Gospel Digital Tracks charts.
BarlowGirl will be headlining a fall tour in support of Love & War, which will also feature Superchick and VOTA. For more information on BarlowGirl and their upcoming tour dates please visit www.barlowgirl.com or www.ferventrecords.com .
Author: Janet Bozeman
Date: 22 July 2009