Tenth Avenue North recently announced that they are releasing a brand new album this summer titled "The Struggle". Below is the official message from Tenth Avenue North's very own Jeff Owen.
It’s been a long time coming.
The title of our next album will be “The Struggle.”
We’ve sent the final mixes off to get mastered, then we pick the wrapping paper, bundle her up and send her off to your local record store. Expect a release on August 21st.
We called this project “The Struggle” from the like-titled track because we felt this best represented the collection as a whole. From life to death, birth to final rest, this life is a struggle. We have a disposition to trials and tribulations in this world, but the one thing we don’t have to work to earn is grace. Most of the songs come from: coming to reconciliation, dealing with how God drawing you to himself can bring hurt and pain, and prayers of deliverance.
“Hallelujah we are free to struggle. But we’re not struggling to be free. Your blood bought and makes us children- so children drop your chains and sing.”
We began working on this album last January. We spent countless hours writing and demoing in my house, and in various locker rooms wherever we played on the road. We recorded the voices of over 750 fans in 12 cities while on tour to really bring a tangible reality to what we were writing. We toiled over recording the right parts and mixing the songs perfectly so our fans would hear the best music we could produce. There’s been tears, arguments, leaps of joy, countless emails, and everything in between.
What we have is what I think is the best work this band has done since I’ve been graced by their presence 8 years ago in a field by the water is South Florida. Since the release of "The Light Meets The Dark," we’ve lost a member, but gained two. We’ve grown more than we ever have in the past. We’ve learned so much and come so far. God willing we’ll continue to make music.
I just want to say thank you to everyone who believes in this band. Thank you for seeing Christ in us rather than a band of struggling misfits.
Looking forward to the future, my friends.