The Afters have been busy in the studio, preparing for the September 9 release of their fifth studio album Live On Forever, which is available for preorder now on iTunes and Amazon Music. Upon preordering, fans will instantly unlock the album’s title track, which hit the top 5 on the Billboard Christian Hot AC radio chart and top 10 on the Billboard National Christian Audience chart, along with the band’s new single “Battles,” which recently released to radio. Over 30 stations are on the song in its first week, including, SiriusXM, KTIS in Minneapolis, KGBI in Omaha, WCSG Grand Rapids and more.
“Battles is a song about standing against fear and knowing that God is always with us,” lead singer Josh Havens said. “His love is our armor, and He is on our side fighting for us in the battles that we face in this life.”
Watch the lyric video for “Battles” below.
The single and album as a whole emerged out of a season of trials for the band and serve as a reminder of God’s faithfulness and strength in our moments of weakness.
Fans can hear The Afters perform songs from Live On Forever this fall as the band sets out on tour alongside Newsboys, hitting cities such as New York City, Chicago, Houston and more. For additional information, click here.
About The Afters
Texas-based, four-piece band The Afters were propelled into the national spotlight with their INO/Sony Music Label Group debut I Wish We All Could Win. The project spawned the swirling, melodic hit “Beautiful Love,” earning the band an enthusiastic following when the song was selected as the theme track for MTV’s “8th and Ocean.” “Beautiful Love” was also the most downloaded track of 2006 on the iTunes ® Inspirational charts and garnered the band an mtvU award. The Afters’ sophomore release Never Going Back To OK (INO/Columbia Records) debuted in the Top 50 on the Billboard Top 200, and proved to be a sensation on the silver screen with “Grey’s Anatomy” (ABC), “Dr. Phil,” “Army Wives” (Lifetime) and “Rachael Ray.” The band’s third record Light Up the Sky bolstered two No. 1 radio hits, as well as placements on “The Biggest Loser” (NBC) and “You Deserve It” (ABC). A slew of media including Rolling Stone, Seventeen.com, E! News Live, TV Guide, Premiere Radio and more also picked up on covering The Afters. The band released its fourth studio album, Life Is Beautiful in April 2013 via Fair Trade and is currently in the studio recording their fifth studio album, Live On Forever, set to debut this September.