Essential Records pop/rock band Building 429 begins the official countdown to the June 4 release of its anticipated sixth album, with the launch of the title track “We Won’t Be Shaken” as the project’s debut single.
The hit-bound track garners 51 radio adds this week across the Christian AC, Hot AC and CHR charts, and ties for the biggest first add week at the format for the year. The song also debuted in the top 5 of iTunes Christian Singles chart.
“We Won’t Be Shaken” follows the Dove Award winning band’s 2012 Billboard Christian Song of Year, “Where I Belong,” which set precedent as the first song to maintain No. 1 on the Billboard National Christian Audience chart for 15 consecutive weeks.
As one of Christian music’s leading bands since 2004, Building 429’s forthcoming set captures its signature expressive vocals, skilled musicianship and insightful songwriting. Working again with producers Jason Ingram and Rob Hawkins, Building 429 recorded 10 new songs for We Won’t Be Shaken with messages that inspire listeners to dream God-sized dreams and not allow fear to be an inhibitor of what God wants to do in our lives.
“We feel like we’ve made the most focused record of our career,” frontman Jason Roy says. “We knew what we were trying to accomplish. We wanted to push the limits of what people expect us to do while maintaining the absolute laser focus on meeting our current fans where they are.” He adds, “We are as committed as we’ve ever been to the body of Christ and to the church. As we headline shows this year, we want to make sure the gospel is clear and we want to love on people.”
“We know who we are better than ever before,” states drummer Michael Anderson, “who we are as men, who we are as husbands, who we are as Christ followers and that just pours into the music.”
“We Won’t Be Shaken” introduces the conversation carried throughout the band’s new music with lyrics that encourage listeners to erase fear, stand firm and believe in a God who cannot be shaken (Pslam 62:2)
Roy explains, “We really felt like we wanted to make a record that said, ‘Stand up! You have been called. We are God’s children. Who can stand against what God has begun?’ That’s really our perspective. His strength is made perfect in our weakness. This record says, ‘Hey, let’s go! Let’s do this. God is going to use us and we’re not going to fail.”
We Won’t Be Shaken also includes a new live acoustic version of the band’s No. 1 Billboard magazine Christian song of the year, “Where I Belong,” off the group’s previous 2011 album Listen To The Sound.
Building 429 will introduce fans to its new music throughout a busy 2013 touring season, starting with its tour with the Newsboys throughout spring 2013, followed by its own headlining run of shows with special guest Rhett Walker. Building 429 has also confirmed a co-headline tour with The Afters through fall 2013.
About Building 429:
Building 429, comprised of Jason Roy (vocals), Jesse Garcia (guitar), Michael Anderson (drums), and Aaron Branch (bass), released its fifth studio project, Listen to the Sound, on May 10, 2011. Produced by Jason Ingram (Chris Tomlin, Sanctus Real), Rusty Varenkamp (Tenth Avenue North, Sanctus Real) and Rob Hawkins (Fireflight, Anthem Lights), Listen to the Sound debuted at the top of iTunes’ Christian & Gospel Albums chart. The title track hit No. 1 on the CHR chart and Top 5 on Billboard’s National Christian Audience Chart. Follow up single “Made For You” reached Top 5 on the Christian CHR charts, while the project’s third single, “Where I Belong,” set precedent as the longest-running No. 1 song on the Billboard Christian Audience chart at 15 consecutive weeks. “Where I Belong” was Billboard’s 2012 Christian Song of the Year and Christian AC Song of the Year. In addition, Building 429 was named Billboard’s Christian Songs Artist of the Year and Christian AC Songs Artist of the Year for 2012.
Building 429 first broke through with its 2004 No. 1 hit “Glory Defined,” which was named BMI’s Christian Song of the Year in 2005. That same year, Building 429 was recognized as New Artist of the Year at the Gospel Music Association’s Dove Awards. The group has since amassed a dedicated fan following, playing more than 150 live shows a year while developing its own touring brands “Winter Blast” and “Summer Blast.” For more information on Building 429, visit www.Building429.com, www.facebook.com/building429 or www.twitter.com/building429.