We Are Leo Releasing New Album 'The Rush & The Roar' May 26

Press ReleaseMay 05, 2017 02:06 PM EDT
We Are LeoCover for We Are Leo's 2017 album The Rush & The Roar.

After twelve months working in four studios with five producers, We Are Leo are surfacing with a new record. The Rush & The Roar, We Are Leo's 3rd studio album, is a creatively upbeat take on pop, dance, rock & roll.

Born out of a love for music, and an obvious love for Jesus, the 
record is quickly standing out with some of the best songs the
 band has written, according to a press release.

The tracks "Astronaut," "CRZY AWSM" and "Low Key" highlight the band's ability to share joy and start dance parties for days. While Songs like "Warrior," "61/ Twenty-Three" and "The Rush & The Roar" offer insight into the band's experience of a genuine,
 redemptive faith.

This new record is a snapshot of what the last three years of life has
 been for the band. It celebrates beauty and joy. It hints at pain,
 deeply felt, and it is a sort of road map of how they've come 
through the hard times to find hope all over again.

The story started in Kenosha, Wisconsin, almost ten years ago, where 
David Duffield attended the Living Light School of Worship, later
meeting Doug Weier and finally Josh Sentner (who also attended
the School of Worship). The band began learning to self-produce
 records by watching videos online.

While working mornings at
 Starbucks, they built up a small following playing at local youth
 groups. They were soon discovered by Ben Kasica of Skillet who
 signed them to their 1st record deal, producing their debut studio
effort, Hello, which featured a #1 Billboard Christian Rock Song
 "Supernova Sunrise." Following Hello the band signed with Dream
Records and released their second album, Fightback Soundtrack.

While the record sales didn't initially start strong, We Are Leo
 didn't give up. Their persistence & resiliency was rewarded when 
the band was thrust into the YouTube spotlight, as the sensation 
Dude Perfect channel featured seven We Are Leo songs to the tune of
 200 million plays, and counting. In 2016, the band, was featured 
to headline the "Get Schooled Tour" performing for over 35,000
 students in 60 public schools.

We Are Leo's David Duffield talks about the experience, saying, "It's incredible to be in front of so many teens. I had a pretty 
rough go in my teens dealing with depression, insecurity and
 struggling with big questions about faith and my place in the
 world. Not to say that I'm not completely out of the woods yet,
 but through the struggle, I found Christ. Or maybe i should say
 He found me. Either way, I came through the brokenness and in 
Him I'm finding a hope and a future. That's what our song "61/ Twenty-three" (based on Psalm 23 & Isaiah 61) is about: 'You know 
the plans that You have for me, and You heal my heart and You 
set me free ...because You love me'"

He adds, "Being able to sing these words really encompasses the journey 
I've been on. Feeling the pain of being broken and finding Christ 
in the midst of that... I know he's my shepherd. Expressing that,
creatively, thru music, it's a dream come true. When i got the
mixes from the studio, i'm running around and dancing while I
listen. I still get that excited. The music just pulses through me.
It's incredible." 

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