Rend Collective Drops Good News Today Giving Critics a 'Reason To Celebrate'
Good News, the latest from Irish bandRend Collective, is available today. The widely praised 15-track release includes "Marching On," a collaboration with Hillsong Young & Free, along with Rend Collective's hit single, "Rescuer (Good News)," which has already hit Top 10 on both AC Indicator and National Audience chart, and has been added by major stations including K-LOVE, Air1, WAY-FM, KSBJ and more reaching an audience of over 2.8M weekly listeners, with almost 3M views of the song's official music video on YouTube.
Already hitting No. 1 on iTunes Christian & Gospel album chart, and No. 4 on iTunes overall album chart, Good News has also hit Top 10 on iTunes in both the UK and Canada, now currently the No. 3 top downloaded album on iTunes in the world.
With excitement surrounding the release, Rend Collective sat down with Sirius XM The Message this morning to talk about Good News, sharing several songs off the album. The band also spoke with Todd Starnes on Fox News Radio and Faithwire while visiting New York City.
Rend Collective will kick off the next leg of their "Good News Tour" onFebruary 1 in Stoke. Hitting 19 cities throughout the UK, the band has already sold-out major markets including Bath and Southampton. For the latest tour schedule, visit https://rendcollective.com.
"The act has mastered the art of throwing a fete where everyone is invited, andGood News gives listeners more than a dozen reasons to celebrate. A unique blend of acoustic folk and Irish-infused pop, the album ushers in meaningful songs of modern worship, often contrasting the despondency of today’s world with the hope of Christ’s presence." - LifeWays HomeLife
"Rend Collective’s Good News more than lives up to its Gospel-inspired title. It’s the band’s most inspired and nuanced album, with creativity, energy and heart to spare. This spunky Irish group has created a folk-rock worship album opus that is a welcome bit of sunshine in the cold of winter, and one of the best things you’ll hear in all four seasons this year."- JesusFreakHideout
"Rend Collective's Good News is set on turbo-charge. The songs exude such a titanic force both in their spiritual and vocal intensities that they can topple any scaffold of doubt and fear." - Hallels
“As always strong vocals, catchy melodies and a bunch of songs that ooze passion. Rend Collective are back...This could one of the best Rend albums to date.” - Louder Than The Music
"An exuberant, triumphant reminder of the 'good news' of Jesus— Good News is the album I needed right now, and I bet you need it, too." - Churchm.ag
"From the opening track to the last one, Good news will give you joy unspeakableand provide hope because Christ lives in each believer, life is forever beautiful." - The Smart Cookie Philes
To listen to Good News click here.
About Rend Collective: Hailing from a small town off the coast of Northern Ireland, Rend Collective (Gareth Gilkeson, Chris Llewellyn, Ali Gilkeson, Patrick Thompson and Stephen Mitchell) wants to be known as a celebration band, worshiping for God’s Glory and fame. Since the release of their first album, Organic Family Hymnal, the group’s authentic and energetic style of worship has attracted an international audience, with career sales of more than 300,000 albums. The group saw early success as their first ever single “Build Your Kingdom Here,” peaked at No. 12 on the National Christian Audience Chart. Their 2014 release The Art of Celebration, charted at No. 1 on the Billboard Christian Albums Chart within the first week of its release. Known for their electric lively worship, the band has been a part of several major tours with top artists such as Chris Tomlin, MercyMe, Kari Jobe, Lecrae and more. The group released critically acclaimed As Family We Go in 2015, followed by, Campfire Christmas Volume 1, their first Christmas record, and Campfire II, both in 2016. Their latest, Good News is now available everywhere.