“United,” the history-making full-length recording from Christian music supergroup Newsboys, is now available.
The FairTrade Services watershed release celebrates the return of former members Peter Furler and Phil Joel alongside Newsboys’ Michael Tait, Duncan Phillips, Jeff Frankenstein and Jody Davis. Bridging the iconic band’s past and present, “United” is a signature collection of compelling praise and worship moments and powerful pop tracks.
The 10-song set was produced by Furler and Geoff Duncan and features four selections co-penned by Furler. Highlighted by the hit debut single “Greatness Of Our God,” a triumphant worship celebration showcasing Furler and Tait on lead vocals, the project also includes “Love One Another,” with guest vocals from former dcTalk member Kevin Max; pulsing praise anthem “Only The Son (Yeshua)”; “Symphony,” a call to complete surrender; and the worshipful “Set Me Ablaze,” which was originally recorded by Bethel Music and written by Mia Fieldes, Bryan & Katie Torwalt and Jacob Sooter.
In addition, the digital deluxe edition of “United” is now available, featuring Newsboys’ 2017 anthem "The Cross Has The Final Word," and "Rejoice," a new selection penned by Furler and Steve Taylor. The “United” deluxe edition also includes remixes of "Greatness Of Our God" and "Only The Son (Yeshua)," as well as "United: The Story Behind The Album," an exclusive interview with Furler and Tait.
Newsboys United have played more than 150 shows together since reuniting in 2018. The supergroup headlined the 43-city Winter Jam Tour Spectacular earlier this year and recently joined forces with multi-Platinum, multi-Grammy-winning singer/songwriter Michael W. Smith for “Surrounded & United: The Tour.”
Among the most influential bands in Christian music history, the Grammy-nominated, Platinum-selling Newsboys have sold more than 10 million units, amassed eight Gold certifications, 33 No. 1 radio hits, four Grammy nominations, two American Music Award nominations and multiple Dove Awards. Since their formation in Australia three decades ago, Newsboys have released 23 recordings. Their signature songs include “We Believe,” “He Reigns,” “Miracles,” “Born Again” and the Platinum-certified mega hit, “God’s Not Dead.”