Singer/songwriter, John Mark McMillan's new album, Borderland, released on March 4th. The LP debuted at No. 4 on Billboard's Top Christian Album chart and No. 41 on Billboard's Top 200 chart, marking it as his best debut release week to date. During street week, the album debuted at No. 1 on the iTunes Christian and Gospel chart and continued to hold a Top 15 slot in the iTunes Overall Albums chart. Borderland is McMillans' first independent project with his imprint Lionhawk Records and third album release overall.
And according to Worship Leader, "Borderland is paradoxically restful-even in the midst of lyrical assault and cultural confrontation... At the center is God's enduring love and presence over our lives and times, His friendship, the one alone who gives context and meaning to a world off its hinges and hopelessly broken. In the tradition of classics like Orbison, Dylan, and Cash, McMillan arrests and captivates with timeless artistry." Read the full review here.
Borderland was funded solely by a successful Kickstarter campaign, with close to $70,000 raised and more than 1,500 contributors. A few of those Kickstarter supporters will be opening for McMillan's shows during his "Are We All Animals Tour" this spring. Kicking off on March 29 in Orlando, singer/songwriter Brady Toops will also open during select dates in the southeast.