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Preteens and teens.
Add Christian music, and you don't always get what is popular, right?
But what if there WAS a CD that does combine the two?
Meet the CD your teens don't mind anyone hearing:
Since 1 Girl Nation's debut in 2013, the GMA Dove New Artist Of The Year Nominee has been busy creating new music that they are excited to introduce to the fans.
This new album, Unite is centered around the trio's new song “Guard Your Heart,” based on Proverbs 4:23-27 (“Above all else, guard your heart”). The scripture is a kind of slogan for the girls to their fans. "So much of our life and interactions today are now through social media and online, which is awesome. But the dangers are real," explains Lauryn Taylor Bach. "The images hitting us in pop culture are often overly sexualized and filled with hate, bullying, violence and division. We just want to encourage each other to guard our hearts from these things."
1GN partnered with producer duo Jordan Sapp and Dave Wyatt (TobyMac) for the album's first single, "Get Hype." Written to get crowds ready for 1GN's exciting live show, the result is without question a fun and energetic pop track that will make fans want to dance. “As Christians, we have more to hope for and more to celebrate than anyone can imagine,” shares Kayli Robinson. “A song like ‘Get Hype’ is just a modern expression of the joy and excitement we should feel as members of the body of Christ.”
Lauryn, Kayli and Carmen, now known as 1GN (and yes, there are 2 less members, that has been part of the changes the groups went through), created 10 energetic and fun pop tracks that will make fans want to dance, plus teach! While the first video isn't out yet, you can get an idea of how the sound has changed with this sneak peak HERE on their Facebook page!
Songs include: Get Hype (a perfect concert opener), The One (another super dance track), Cinema, Guard Your Heart (if you watch Empire, you are SO gonna be amazed at how this song could so easily fit into that show it is so edgy modern), #NoFilter, Haters (which really says it ALL about life today), Panic, Impossible (Miss Grace's fav song, she loves the lyrics), Smile and Unite.
All in all this a really great CD, that your kids will LOVE having in the car, and that they will want to share with their friends! You may find yourself singing along as well, not to mention it can get anybody dancing! This new album comes out on the 15th. But if you pre-order off the 1GN website, you also get an immediate 3 song download. How cool is that?
Then after your get the CD, you can get the 40-day devotional book the girls made last year, No Filter. The devotional shares the girls' stories of how their relationship with Christ teaches them to live a life of faith and authenticity, and it's perfect for teens, especially with Summer on its way, and they'll be exposed to more social media and peers!
1GN, comprised of Lauryn Taylor Bach, Kayli Robinson and Carmen Hadley, blends upbeat, relevant pop music, with lyrics that are focused on one united message of overcoming hate with love, and living boldly for Christ, even while having fun. Their self-titled debut album 1 Girl Nation was released in August 2013, which reached No. 2 on Billboard's Heatseeker Albums chart and No. 9 on Billboard's Top Christian Albums chart. 1GN has played on more than 80 "Secret Keeper Girl Tour" concert dates, co-headlined the "While We're Young" Tour with OBB and performed at Disney's Night of Joy.
One very lucky BTHM winner will get to win their own copy of this great CD to share!