Introducing I Am They

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Lifest – Oshkosh, WI

Newcomers to the Christian music scene I Am They are off to a great start in their career! They released their self-titled debut album towards the end of this past January, and have been going strong ever since. They joined the Rock and Worship Roadshow this past winter/spring, alongside MercyMe, Jamie Grace, Group 1 Crew, and other big-name artists in the faith-based music biz, in addition to joining Matt Maher for the Saints and Sinners tour. Recently, they were nominated for the Dove Awards New Artist of the Year award!

I Am They originally formed as a worship ministry in 2008, called Solomon’s Porch. In 2011, the band took on the name I Am They, the name they’ve become known by professionally. The band has felt blessed to do what they’ve been doing, pursuing God’s call for them, which has been quite a journey!

When asked to describe the band’s style of music, Adam Palmer called it folk-pop. “We’re very much an acoustic band,” he continues – with few, if any, electric guitars, or anything like that, on their album. He said their sound is very organic, because that’s what they both started with and write on. “We just kind of stick to what we know,” he explains.

I Am They’s debut album contains 10 songs that band member Adam Palmer says are very precious to them – very much from their stories and their hearts. “It’s been neat to see how the church and how the listeners have been able to just kind of own those (the songs) as prayers with a melody,” he continues. “It’s been amazing to see how these songs are touching people’s lives.” Band member Matt Hein said that some ladies he worked with for 10 years who don’t know Jesus or listen to Christian music actually picked up a cd, and haven’t taken it out of their cd player since! “They’re hearing the gospel for the first time,” Matt says, “and for us, that’s what it’s all about, so that’s been very, very much a blessing for us, as well.”

I Am They has come out with music videos for two of their songs – “From the Day,” and “Your Love Is Mine.”  The video for “From the Day,” the band’s first single, was filmed out in a field that’s right out in their back yard, in Nevada. “You can tell we’re in Nevada, because our faces are all wind-blown . . .” Matt Hein comments. The video for “Your Love Is Mine” was actually filmed amidst the trees in the forest!

If you like music with a folksy/slightly country kind of feel, make sure you check out I Am They’s debut album. They have had a great beginning to their career, and a bright future ahead of them!

Over the summer, I got to chat with a few of the band members. See what they have to say about the band’s journey so far, and their hopes and plans for the future!

Hear From Sam Hannock, Lead Singer Of Luminate!

sam luminateI got to interview Sam Hancock, lead singer of Luminate, for my website for teens and young adults, generationarise.com. He shared a little bit about the band, what he enjoys about being a part of it, and why they do what they do, as well as what it was like to have their song “Welcome To Daylight” featured in the movie Grace Unplugged!

 

About The Band

How did Luminate get started? What’s the meaning behind the name? Is the band working on any new projects? Find out all this and more in Lighting Up The Darkness With Luminate – About The Band!

http://generationarise.com/lighting-up-the-darkness-with-luminate-about-the-band

Music and More

What song seems to connect with fans the most? How has the band seen God use their music to impact the lives of others? Get a sneak peek at the behind-the-scenes of Luminate’s music!

http://generationarise.com/lighting-up-the-darkness-with-luminate-music-and-more

“Welcome To Daylight” In Grace Unplugged

What’s the story behind “Welcome To Daylight? What’s it like to have one of your songs in a movie? Hear all about it in Lighting Up The Darkness With Luminate – “Welcome To Daylight” In Grace Unplugged!

http://generationarise.com/lighting-up-the-darkness-with-luminate-welcome-to-daylight-in-grace-unplugged

Have you listened to Luminate’s music? What is your favorite song of theirs?