Christian pop-folk duo Jenny & Tyler has announced the release of their first new studio project in three years, There Will Be A Song, releasing on Oct. 12 via One Eyed Cat Music. The highly anticipated album was produced by Tyler Somers and features 14 tracks which the husband-and-wife duo says explores justice, love, and beauty.
Building on the signature harmonies and introspective songwriting that has come to define Jenny & Tyler's sound, highlights on There Will Be A Song include the opening track, "Who I'm Not," described as an anthemic plea for both temporal and spiritual authority; "Lesser God," an exploration of human nature versus self-denial, featuring acclaimed folk singer-songwriter Adam Agin; and the title track "O Freedom (There Will Be A Song)," showcasing Togo, Africa-born singer-songwriter NoMaD.
Writing or co-writing all the tracks on the album, Jenny & Tyler co-penned the wistful "Waters Roll" with longtime collaborator Ben Shive. The song also features background vocals from acclaimed singer-songwriter and recording artist Sara Groves.
The album's deeply personal "Wrote Us A Story," "I'm Sorry," "A Boy & A Girl (We're Getting Older)" and "I'm Gonna Love You To The End" affirm their commitment to each other while collectively depicting the triumphs and challenges of marriage, family and vocation.
"There have been many highs and lows over the past decade," Jenny Somers says. "We've fought, forgiven each other, had babies, walked with family and friends through hard places, and relied on those same family and friends to bring us through stretches of our own trial and darkness. The road can be lonely and put cracks in a marriage. We've come out the other side, able to see some of the fruit of those struggles and confusion."
"And that's what this record is about," she continues. "It's about real life. About young love turning into something much deeper and stronger when life isn't perfect. About parenthood and wondering if we're doing anything right at all. About our longing for the brokenness and injustice of this world to be made right. It's about the calling of the Divine and the freedom that can be found in being still and allowing ourselves to believe that we are truly loved, cared for and of priceless worth-made in God's image. That we're enough."
Jenny & Tyler is currently preparing to tour this fall, performing selections from the new album at concerts in Washington, D.C.; Nashville, Tenn.; Colorado Springs, Colo.; and South Bend, Ind., among numerous other cities.
There Will Be A Song is available for pre-order now on iTunes.