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Seventh Day Slumber Returns to Roots with Deeply Personal 'Found'
Posted: Wednesday June 21st, 2017
One of Christian music's most popular rock acts for two decades, Seventh
Day Slumber returns July 28 with
(VSR Music Group/Capitol Christian Distribution), their 11th studio
recording and first release in two years. Produced by the group's Jeremy
features 10 new selections-all penned or co-written by the band-showcasing
Seventh Day Slumber's comprehensive musical breadth, from hard rock anthems
to melodic pop ballads.
include such signature rockers as "Sky Is Falling" and "Into The Fire," as
well as the piano-based "Mercy Meets My Pain" and the worshipful "My Last
Words." The project's title cut and lead single, written by founding
members Joseph Rojas and Holderfield, along with acclaimed
singer/songwriter Daniel Doss, mines deeply personal territory for Rojas.
"'Found' came from the heart and hits me every time I perform it," Rojas
says. "The truth is, I was singing every night on stages all over the
country ministering to others, but inside I felt empty. I poured myself out
but never filled back up. I was too ashamed to tell my pastors how empty
and depressed I was feeling and I ran to things that left me emptier than
before. Food became an addiction and I isolated myself in embarrassment of
the weight I had gained."
"I came to realize I was so empty because I wasn't allowing myself to rest
in Him," he continues. "As St. Augustine said, 'You have made us for
yourself, O Lord, and our hearts are restless until they find their rest in
you.' When you lose that closeness with God, nothing you have or accomplish
will fulfill you. It's the love, grace, and mercy of Jesus that has kept me
all these years. From delivering me from a $400 per day cocaine addiction
to my present situation, He is faithful!"
Seventh Day Slumber will debut selections from
during their Summer RockFest headlining tour-also featuring Random Hero and
The Protest, among others-as well as this fall's Small Town America Tour
with Manic Drive, Shonlock, Consumed By Fire and others. Both outings will
hit numerous cities throughout the U.S. this year.
A consistent force on Christian CHR and rock radio, Seventh Day Slumber has
sold a combined total of nearly 500,000 units to date, charted five #1
singles and earned 14 Top 10 hits in a career spanning 20 years. Comprised
of Joseph Rojas (lead vocals/guitar), Jeremy Holderfield (guitar), Blaise
Rojas (drums) and Ken Reed (bass), the band's signature songs include
"Oceans From The Rain," "Inside Out," "Caroline," "Finally Awake" and
"Wasted Life." Their 2005 release,
Once Upon A Shattered Life
, reached #1 on
Heatseekers Albums chart, while 2007's
landed at #1 on
Top Christian and Gospel Albums chart. In 2009,
garnered a GMA Dove Award for Spanish Language Album of the Year.