Power pop vocal group 1GN, formerly 1 Girl Nation, is set to release its anticipated sophomore album, "Unite," on April 15, with Reunion Records. The GMA Dove Award New Artist nominee is excited to bring fans new music with a meaningful message.
The new album centers on the anthemic song "Guard Your Heart," based on Proverbs 4:23-27, which begins with the encouragement, "Above all else, guard your heart." The scripture is a kind of slogan for the girls to their fans.
"So much of our life and interactions today are now through social media and online, which is awesome. But the dangers are real," Lauryn Taylor Bach explained. "The images hitting us in pop culture are often overly sexualized and filled with hate, bullying, violence and division. We just want to encourage each other to guard our hearts from these things."
While the album definitely treads into deep topics, it also contains a fresh, fun and infectious sound. 1GN partnered with producer duo Jordan Sapp and Dave Wyatt (TobyMac) for the album's first single, "Get Hype." Written to get crowds ready for 1GN's exciting live show, the result is a fun and energetic pop track that will make fans want to dance.
"As Christians, we have more to hope for and more to celebrate than anyone can imagine," Kayli Robinson said. "A song like 'Get Hype' is just a modern expression of the joy and excitement we should feel as members of the body of Christ."
Since the group's debut in 2013, 1GN has released "A Very 1 Girl Nation Christmas EP" (2014), which included "Let It Go" from Disney's hit film "Frozen." In 2015, the girls released their own 40-day devotional book published by Lifeway Christian Resources titled "No Filter." The devotional shares their stories of how their relationship with Christ teaches them to live a life of faith and authenticity.
1GN has performed on many stages throughout their career. With their live shows, the girls have been the exclusive musical guest on more than 80 "Secret Keeper Girl Tour" concert dates, co-headlined the "While We're Young" Tour with OBB, and were a featured performer at Disney's "Night of Joy." To promote their new album, 1GN will be on tour throughout the summer and fall. For more information, visit HERE.