Christian pop/rock band Everfound has just released their debut Word Records Christmas EP Resolution. While they've held a recurrent Christmas tour, "Rock the Halls," over the past few years, Resolution is the band's first Christmas project and is already receiving critical acclaim and satiating their expanding fan-base.
The 5-song EP features an instrumental take on "Carol of the Bells," two classic carols, "Silent Night" and "O Come, O Come Emmanuel," and two originals. The first include the title track "Resolution" and the second is "I Want My Christmas Back."
Resolution is the latest in a growing list of milestones achieved by the band. Just last week, their single, "Take This City (feat. Joel of for KING & COUNTRY)," was featured on ESPN's Monday Night Football in conjunction with the release of the music video, which premiered exclusively on NewReleaseTuesday.com on November 3. 2014 also brought about a Dove nomination for Rock/Contemporary Album of the Year alongside label mates Switchfoot and NEEDTOBREATHE, as well as the band's Take This City headlining tour, which ran September through early November.
Everfound, comprised of three brothers, Nikita Odnoralov (vocals, keys), Ruslan Odnoralov (guitar, keys, programming) and Yan Odnoralov (drums), were born in and spent their first few years of life in Pyatigorsk, Russia. Before the fall of the Soviet Union, religion was seen as a threat to the government. Their great uncle spent 20 years in prison just for owning a Bible, their father was harassed by the police for attending Bible studies and their grandmother was fired from her job for professing her faith. In the late 90s, the boys' parents, seeking religious freedom, packed everything they could into suitcases and moved their young family to Colorado.
The brothers are incredibly grateful for what their parents did and are fully aware of the freedom they receive in the United States. When their parents were growing up in Russia, there were no Christian radio stations and the government would try to jam frequencies when American missionaries would transmit the gospel from across the border.
Now, without fear of persecution, Everfound can freely have their music transmitted all over the world. On July 16, 2013, the band released their self-titled Word Entertainment debut album and the singles, "Never Beyond Repair" and "God Of The Impossible," climbed into the Top 20 at radio. Their track "What Love Means" is featured in the musical companion to the History Channel's mini-series "The Bible." Everfound performed on the world's top-attended tour (1st quarter), The Winter Jam Tour Spectacular 2014.
- Carol of the Bells
- Silent Night
- O Come, O Come, Emmanuel
- I Want Christmas Back