Looking to get the conversations started, Christian band Tenth Avenue North on Friday released their latest EP, The Things We've Been Afraid To Say, on Provident Label Group. The new six-track album marks a bold step for the band, releasing a topical EP that touches on controversial subjects in a move to encourage others to find the courage to speak up about things they have been afraid to say.
The band has created special teaching videos for each song, where Tenth Avenue North frontman Mike Donehey explains the idea behind the song and insight on each topic. Topics on the album range from pornography to political outrage to sexual abuse, among others.
"Over the years we as a band have dabbled in songs of lament, but we have avoided truly going in that direction until now," shares Donehey. "This new EP is a collection of songs of lament. Songs that are topics saying we don't have it all figured out, and we aren't sure where to go sometimes."
"The topics covered on the album include being attracted to someone that is not your spouse, casual sex, pornography, political outrage, hatred, shame, secrets, fear and sexual abuse," Donehey explains. "This is by no means a comprehensive list, but songs that came out of our writing sessions over the last few years."
He concludes, "We as a band finally have the courage to put them all into one place on this EP. Hopefully the fans will find the courage to speak about the things he or she has been afraid to say."
The teaching video series accompanying the new EP can be accessed by clicking here.
The Things We've Been Afraid To Say can be streamed or downloaded everywhere now, with links to the most popular digital music platforms available here.
Tenth Avenue North is currently on tour with MercyMe through November. In December, they will return with their special holiday tour, "Decade the Halls," that highlights their 2017 Christmas album that was praised by the New York Times.