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Monday, September 19, 2016

Live On Forever Is The Newest Album From The Afters Giveaway

   I love hearing the stories of how songs and albums came to be. I recently listened to a new CD and this one has a story that will touch your heart. The music is perfect for when your day just needs a little bit more of Jesus. My family and I listened to the music as we were driving to church. That drive is a 30-minute drive so we were able to listen to almost the whole CD. This music helped me to get my heart ready for church that day. I was working in the nursery that Sunday so the music inspired me to show the little ones of the church the love of Jesus. The song Live on Forever was my favorite as it let me know that I have everlasting life with Jesus and one day I would see heaven. For now, I had little ones to love on and I was ready to show them the love of Jesus. This CD was just what I needed this Sunday morning as I was taking care of the babies.

 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.

“We worked on this record for almost two years and over those two years, it was a real season of loss,” Havens recalls. “But in the end, Live on Forever is about moving us to trust God, to stand up against fear. It’s an ‘ante up’ record, an anthem for people’s lives: ‘God you are with me in all this. I’m not alone.’”

                               Check out these links to purchase Live On Forever:

                          Google Play: http://www.smarturl.it/LOFAlbum-GPlay
                          Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/4sVbYL5y6d2nMX2H5LggGx

                                      Get Connected with The Afters:
                        Official website: www.theafters.com

                                                  Music Videos:
                    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

                            Giveaway Time
I have a copy of this CD to giveaway to one lucky reader. Just enter on the form below and good luck!

This giveaway is open to US and Canada residents 18 years of age or older.  Chances of winning this giveaway depends on the number of entries. All entries will be verified. The winner will be notified within 24 hours of the end of the contest and will then have 48 hours to respond to the email or a new winner will be chosen. Sponsor is responsible for shipping out the prize. Void where prohibited

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Becca said...

I really connected with Live On Forever, love it!

Richard Brandt said...

My favorite song of theirs is Battles.

Unknown said...

I love this album! It is really wonderful.

Unknown said...

Those songs were so calming. I literally opened up one song in youtube and I ended up listening to theafters for 30 minutes straight. I will be listening to them more often.

Agnes Dela Cruz said...

I am not familiar with the artist but it got me curious about the songs in the album and I will definitely be checking this out.

Paula Keane said...

I've not heard of these guys before. They sound interesting and relaxing too. Must check them out more.

Unknown said...

This sounds like the perfect way to travel to church!Thanks for the introduction!

sfzphd said...

These are great. Its hard to chose a favorite, but i really like Battles.

Amy Jones said...

I've never heard of this bad but they seem interesting! I really like the design of the CD

Elizabeth O. said...

Sounds like a pretty awesome CD especially for people who are going through tough times. I wouldn't mind having this at home. I'm sure it's nice to listen to.

Liz Mays said...

What a super giveaway! I'm going to cue that up on iTunes and take a sample listen.

Lauren said...

I like Live on Forever.

GiGi Eats Celebrities said...

The last time I bought a CD... Ha Ha!! Who knows!

Rose Pingol said...

Wow! CD still works for me! I will check this out on our local CD store at the mall.

Unknown said...

Oh, this is very interesting. I really can't remember the last time I bought a CD.

Anonymous said...

I'm sorry but I am not so familiar with the album. Tho I find it interesting. I will probably give it a try.

Terri Beavers said...

I haven't heard of this album before but now I'm intrigued. I'll have to check it out and see if it's something I'd consider purchasing.

B is 4 said...

I like the back story to this album, it's a good reminder to stay strong and keep your faith. This is an album I'd love to listen to to reflect and relax.

Natalie said...

My favorite song is Live on Forever! I am a huge fan of theirs!

Unknown said...

This sounds like a really inspiring CD. I haven't heard of The Afters before but they seem really popular, so I thing I might check them out.

Karlaroundtheworld | Karla said...

I tried one of their lyric videos and it sounds good! "Inspiration and motivation" are felt throughout their tunes for sure.

Mom to 3 said...

I love the song Battles. It reminds me that God is in control every time that I hear it. -Jolene

yvonnegado said...

Battles. My family are all fans of the Afters music.

Anonymous said...

My favorite song of theirs is Battles.

skater425 said...

I absolutely adore the song Battles.

laurasloves said...

My favorite song is Live On Forever.
Laurie Emerson

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