CAIN, the sibling trio behind the multi-week No. 1 single "Rise Up (Lazarus)," has dropped two new versions of their hit song. The first to release, a duet with labelmate Zach Williams, debuted last Friday and today, CAIN – Madison Cain Johnson, Taylor Cain Matz and Logan Cain – released an acoustic version recorded with Essential Worship for its “Song Session Series.”
"Rise Up (Lazarus)" is CAIN's debut single from their six-song self-titled EP (Provident Label Group). It spent four weeks topping the Billboard audience-based radio chart. Along with the trio's additional versions of the single, it also covered several other worship songs through Essential Worship, along with a rendition of Williams' and Dolly Parton's duet "There Was Jesus." Additionally, this past Christmas they released the top 10 hit "Celebrate Me Home," which became one of the highest-charting singles at radio during the holiday season.
CAIN will share "Rise Up (Lazarus)" live along with other songs from their debut EP while on tour with Williams this spring on a 50-city-plus drive-in tour. They will then join his rescheduled “Rescue Story Tour” this fall. Keep up-to-date on their touring here.
Additionally, the music video for "Rise Up (Lazarus)" is one not to miss. Filmed at Joshua Tree National Park and the Invisible House, the making of the video was a dream come true for the group.
"Standing on top of a mountain in Joshua Tree is unlike anything I’ve ever experienced," Logan said. "I was completely overwhelmed by what God is doing in our lives. A dream that started a year prior culminating in a moment, surrounded by my family and our team looking at that sunset; I’ll never forget that day."
There’s vocal harmony, and then there’s preacher’s-kids-growing-up-in-Alabama, sharing-one-room-all-their-lives, touring-as-a-family-band-harmony. The phrase-bending, chills-making, sibling harmony, and when you pair it with the soft rock sounds we’ve all been missing since the '70s, there you find the magic of CAIN, toeing the line between new and nostalgia. Choosing warm, analog tones from some of their influences, like The Eagles and Bob Seger, while not neglecting a crisp, current vocal, making something new altogether. The group has toured all across the U.S., U.K. and Canada, performing at notable festivals such as C2C in London and Cavendish Beach Music Fest, but they feel it’s all been preparation for where God is calling them: Christian music.
Madison said, "Everything in our career to this point has been a matter of 'making it.' Every song, show or video had the undertone of 'I hope this will be our big break.' It really took letting it all go and saying, 'God, what do you want us to say?' Now, making music brings us pure joy, and I hope the audience can feel it in the songs."