On Friday, Irish band Rend Collective released their latest full-length album Good News. The 15-track album includes songs like "Marching On," a collaboration with Hillsong Young & Free, as well as the group's hit single "Rescuer (Good News)." The group also spent time with fans on social media Sunday, explaining the heart behind the new album and answering questions during a live stream.
Good News is already a tremendous success for the band, hitting No. 1 on iTunes Christian & Gospel album chart, and No. 4 on iTunes overall album chart. The album has also hit Top 10 on iTunes in both the U.K. and Canada and was as of Friday the No. 3 top downloaded the album on iTunes in the world. To stream or download Good News, click here.
The title-track "Rescuer (Good News)" has already reached the Top 10 on both the AC Indicator and National Audience singles chart and is currently playing on major stations, including K-Love, Air1, WAY-FM, KSBJ, and more, reaching a total weekly audience of over 2.8 million listeners and over 3 million views on the official video on YouTube.
On Sunday, Rend Collective posted a special discount on the single on social media, offering the single for 69¢ on the U.S. iTunes:
"Guess what?! In honor of release week our song 'Rescuer' is on sale for only 69¢ (Woah! When's the last time you used a cents symbol?!? So cheap haha!) on the U.S. @itunes! Enjoy!! #sharegoodnews"
The group also hosted a live stream on Facebook talking about their new album's success and their new animated film, explaining the meaning of the gospel, as well as answering questions from fans. The animated film can be seen below:
On Feb. 1 Rend Collective is kicking off "The Good News Tour Pt. 1" in the U.K. with "Pt. 2" following in Orlando, Fla., on March 1 with North American dates throughout March and April. The tour returns to the U.K. in May and wraps with a final date May 20 in Dublin, Ireland. The complete tour schedule can be found on the band's official website.