Contemporary Christian band Sanctus Real will release their seventh studio album 'The Dream' on 14th October 2014. This new album will feature 12 new songs, including its first single, 'Lay It Down', which is already a top 10 hit and continues to climb the charts at radio.
Formed in 1996, Sanctus Real is composed of Matt Hammitt (lead vocalist, guitar), Chris Rohman (lead guitar), Dan Gartley (bass), Pete Prevost (guitar), and Mark Graalman (drums). The band is best known for their number one singles "Beautiful Day" (a U2 cover), "Everything About You", "The Fight Song", "I'm Not Alright", "Don't Give Up", "We Need Each Other", "Forgiven" and "Lead Me". Since 2002, they have released five albums through the Sparrow Records label.
In the making 'The Dream', the members of Sanctus Real chose to work with producer Pete Kipley (MercyMe, Matthew West, Phil Wickham), while Kipley also co-produced two songs with Chris Stevens (TobyMac). The Dream is the follow-up to Sanctus Real's 2013 album, 'Run' and 2010's Grammy-nominated 'Pieces of A Real Heart'.
"The process of recording this album was a total hands-on approach from all of the band members and felt as exciting as making our first record over ten years ago," Sanctus Real co-founder and guitarist Chris Rohman shares.
"There are tracks we made on our laptops while writing for the record that actually ended up on the finished product. From synth sounds to guitar parts to crazy background vocals - we all pitched in and Kipley was able to include a lot of this creativity into the heart of The Dream."
This was our first time to work with Kipley, and he made the recording process special for us by coming to us, in Ohio, to record the bulk of the record,"Rohman continues. "We worked towards a central theme for the record while writing songs, and once we determined the songs that made the cut, we continued to work even more to make sure those tunes expressed the musicality and lyrical depth we envisioned."
'The Dream' Track Listing:
1. The Dream
2. I Need You
3. Head In The Fight
4. Lay It Down
5. Easier On My Heart
6. Ride It Out
7. Bend Not Break
8. Same God
9. One Word
11. On Fire
12. The Beginning (instrumental)