Live on Forever, began during a season of tragedy. Josh Havens, guitarist and lead vocalist of The Afters and many of the band members had experienced some form of loss or troubles. The worst of all the troubles was when the band’s longtime soundman, Anthony Martinez, saw his newborn daughter die in infancy. Live on Forever–the band’s fifth with the Fair Trade label-still took shape as a celebration of faithfulness, protection and promise—one that shimmers with strong rhythms, undeniable energy and compelling pop hooks. The album finds Havens in strong, soaring voice as he invites listeners to find shelter and strength in God. “If any theme has emerged, it would be ‘inspiration and motivation,’” Havens says.
Ask Havens to pick out a song that sums up the spirit of the album, and he chooses “Battles.” “It was the last song we wrote and the fastest we wrote,” he says. “We don’t typically write songs fast; we’ll change lyrics and melodies and craft our songs carefully. But ‘Battles’ poured out, the music and lyrics, in one day. It’s about standing up against fear and knowing God is always with us,” Havens explains. “It’s one of the takeaways we hope people get: ‘Don’t give up to fear.
Check out these links to purchase Live On Forever:
Google Play: http://www.smarturl.it/LOFAlbum-GPlay
Get Connected with The Afters:
Official website: www.theafters.com
Battles (Official Lyric Video) https://youtu.be/MQJWT017Jwc
Battles (Heart Of The Song) https://youtu.be/-7IXh-P_lnY
Live On Forever (Heart Of The Song) https://youtu.be/t_qz_U0YbrY
Live On Forever (Official Music Video) https://youtu.be/OdS7EWMNrWc
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