This week’s edition of Sharefaith Music Spotlight, we will be going out of the country and highlighting a band that calls Ireland home, Rend Collective. This band is a fairly young band that has only been around since 2010. Starting their music career under their former name, The Rend Collective Experiment, RC hails from Bangor, Ireland. They feature quite a unique style of music spanning many genres from folk, rock, and experimental, all with an Irish twist.
Artist: Rend Collective
Album: As Family We Go
Release Date: Aug 21, 2015
Rend Collective is most well known for such songs as My Lighthouse, More Than Conquerors, Boldly I Approach, and their most popular hit, Build Your Kingdom Here, which features an extremely unique instrument that the group has revived, called the “Jingling Johnny.” This instrument dates all the way back to the 1600’s!
This group has done it again with their most recent release and fourth full-length album, As Family We Go. The album holds true to their signature creative sound while still sticking to their worshipful roots. As Family We Go has 11 tracks full of folk grooves, choral vocal tracks, powerful melodies and even some softer ballads. The listener will find much enjoyment from the wide variety of style and instruments used whether you are a seasoned fan or this is your first exposure to Rend Collective, especially with tracks such as “You Will Never Run”, “Joy of the Lord” & “Every Giant Will Fall.”
As Family We Go is a breath of fresh air for the Christian Music world. It is not often you will find a Christian & Gospel album that transports you into a whole new culture with Irish vocals. You can find the album on iTunes for only $9.99, and if you want some more songs, take a look at the Deluxe edition on iTunes for only $12.99 that features 16 tracks!
Have you been a fan of Rend Collective? What do you think of their new album?