Contemporary Christian rock group 7eventh Time Down have released an expanded edition of their 2013 release 'Just Say Jesus', featuring four new tracks. The expanded release includes acoustic versions of the two hit radio singles as well as two brand new songs 'Promises' and 'Only King Forever'.
In addition to this edition, the band is releasing a Christmas EP, 'A Christmas Wish List' on 10th November 2014, featuring two original songs 'This Christmas' and 'Wish List' along with classics 'I Heard The Bells' and 'Drummer Boy'.
Speaking about the album "Just Say Jesus," band member Cliff Williams says, "There's a story told in each song. We write about living and what inspires us because Christians are real people. As believers, God will inspire you. It's going to be the biggest part of who you are. That doesn't mean at times you're not going to write a song that's reflective of who you used to be. We're just southern dudes who've got dirty pasts just like all the other people who have come to know God."
The longtime friends are quick to admit that while brokenness is a part of every believer's life, it's important to not remain in a place of guilt and shame. The band isn't interested in pity parties. Instead, they choose to celebrate redemption through their music.
"We only touch on a little bit of the brokenness because we feel like that part of our story is the smallest part," Howard shares. "We focus on what God has done in us through His son Jesus and the cross... We quickly get to the bigger part of the story, the resurrection part, and that's what our focus is as a ministry-life, resurrection, joy."
"There's a lot of hope in this record," Van Zant adds. He's quick to acknowledge the power in the simplicity of the new album's title: "The name of Jesus, nothing trumps that. That's it. Nothing trumps the name of Jesus ever."
Currently the band is on the Newsboys' 'We Believe' Tour, which sold-out the first 19 dates of the tour and have performed in front of crowds up to 12,000. Following the Newsboys tour, 7eventh Time Down will headline a Christmas tour with labelmates All Things New.
Here's the track listing for "Just Say Jesus:"
The One I'm Running To
Just Say Jesus
Only King Forever
Wait For You
Nothing To Give
Religious And Famous
Just Say Jesus(Acoustic)
The One I'm Running To (Acoustic)