“As we were writing this album, we wanted the songs to be full of hope, joy, and excitement about who God is and what’s possible with Him in our lives," shares frontman Jon Steingard. "We believe that God is not just a God of the past. He’s not just the God from the Bible or the God of our ancestors or our parents. He’s a God who is present in our lives here and now! Our redemption – the things in our lives that need redeeming – when He comes in and redeems those things and works miracles, it brings glory to who He is. He wants to do amazing things in our lives!”
It’s this foresight that found Hawk Nelson reevaluating their mission and even questioning their future. According to Steingard, the new LP was the foursome’s “most hard fought record” to date. The struggle originated, ironically, with success. The band’s 2015 release, Diamonds, was arguably one of the biggest of their career, generating a trio of radio hits with the title track, “Live Like You’re Loved” and the nine-week No. 1 smash, “Drops in the Ocean.” Crafting a follow-up, after such a steady stream of wins, proved unexpectedly challenging in the midst of personal change for the band. In the three years since Diamonds, drummer Dave Niacaris fell in love with photography; guitarist Micah Kuiper got married; frontman Jon Steingard and his wife welcomed their first child, Grey; and bassist Daniel Biro endured health complications that sidelined him for three tours. In many ways, both personally and professionally, the journey leading up to Miracles has been one of surrender.
“We’re just like, Is this something that God’s going to use? And I think He has and will,” says Daniel Biro. "God has always been in the business of surprising us, and it’s when we reach our end that he often shows up. He still is doing Miracles, big and small, and this album ‘Miracles’ is proof of it."
Fans will be able to hear Hawk Nelson perform the new songs on the upcoming tour, "An Evening With Hawk Nelson & Colton Dixon," set to launch on February 22nd, featuring special guest artist Sarah Reeves. The tour is presented by Compassion International and is slated to hit 16 markets - see the tour dates listed below.
"AN EVENING WITH HAWK NELSON & COLTON DIXON" SPRING TOUR 2018"
22 – Fort Smith, AR – Evangel Temple
23 – Richardson, TX – First Baptist Church Richardson
24 – Corpus Christi, TX – American Bank Center
25 – Kerrville, TX – Cailloux Theater
1 – Oskaloosa, IA – Gateway Church of the Nazarene
2 – Watertown, SD – Watertown Event Center
3 – Grand Forks, ND – Hope Church
9 – Ottawa Lake, MI – Crossroads Community Church
10 – Elgin, IL – Judson University (The Herrick Chapel)
16 – Bellville, GA – Pinewood Christian Academy
18 – Jonesboro, AR – The Rock
23 – Waukesha, WI – Riverglen Christian Church
24 – Mount Vernon, OH – Mount Vernon Nazarene University Chapel
Stream or download the single “He Still Does (Miracles)” today on Spotify, Apple Music, iTunes and also on Amazon.
Source: Merge PR