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Anberlin's Stephen Christian set to release new album, 'Wildfires,' with BEC Recordings

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Thu, May 25th 2017 04:05 pm
Debut single, 'Gloria,' is No. 2 most added single at hot AC/CHR this week
 
Anberlin's frontman, Stephen Christian, announces the release of his new solo album, "Wildfires," set to drop July 28 with BEC Recordings.
 
With the disband of Anberlin in 2014 and working four part-time jobs, Christian began searching what was the next step for his future. During that challenging time, he was able to create this worship project that has special meaning to him. The debut single, "Gloria," is already gaining traction at radio, as it is the No. 2 most added single at hot AC/ CHR this week.
 
"Gloria" was written shortly after Anberlin was disbanded and his other jobs had fallen through. Christian said the lyrics reminded him God was in control. "Tell me / Who else would we call on in times of trouble? / Who else could we give our adoration?" he sings.
 
"This album was written in the five months after the end of Anberlin. It was a time of great personal struggle and triumph," Christian said. "Some of the greatest songs in history have come from an artist's darkest times in life. This feels like the first time I put out a record, and in a way it is. These songs are me: They are the overflow of my heart and, when my kids want to listen to my music someday, 'Wildfires' will be the first record I show them."
 
Following the retirement of Anberlin, Christian is now a fulltime worship leader at Calvary Albuquerque in New Mexico.
 
Anberlin was a staple in the rock music industry since 2003 and was featured in USA Today, Billboard and A.V. Club.

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