WE’RE MOVING!!! Friends!! So we have a pretty crazy announcement. On July 28th of this year, we (Eric & Amber Blais and Timothy & Jillian Riordan) will be quitting our jobs and moving our homes to Birmingham, England. We are joining Greater Europe Mission to bring the Gospel and love of Jesus through the music of @atlasrhoads, community, worship, and prayer. • Only 1.5% of people in Birmingham go to a Gospel teaching church! Our desire is to make Jesus known to the people of Europe; that He may be seen as the most worthy and beautiful pursuit this life has to offer. Although our day to day will be spent serving the people of Birmingham, we also have several events and performances planned across Europe with other musicians as we share the gospel through music and art. • As self-funded missionaries (or....musicianaries), we will be fundraising toward our needed budget of $91,000. We desperately need your prayers and support! For more information and to donate check out: http://www.atlasrhoads.com/new-index/ You can also follow our journey at @atlasfam_uk on Instagram. Much, much love. -T 🇬🇧 🇬🇧 // video shot by Ryan Feister and edited by Craig Harris
NEW LIVE ACOUSTIC VIDEO!! Read the story below. The Bride has dragged her veil through mud and smeared it across the face of her dearest, Jesus Christ. We are told, "LOVE. ABOVE ALL, LOVE." But the world doesn't see that. It sees the mud dripping from our veil. "To Whom It May Concern" was originally written to a specific person, and rooted from a place of sadness and pain over the secular perception of the Christian Church. Why does Christianity have such a broken and distorted identity? Our true essence is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. But millions across our planet would say otherwise. This song is an apology for my actions.. and for the global Church. It's a screaming plea that the goodness and beauty of the Savior not be judged by His saved children. It's a conversation with anyone who has experienced anything but love from those who claim Christ. We claim Christ in our brokenness and because of our muddiness. He sees it all, every bit of our sin, and pursues us still. But until glory and full restoration, we will fail to reflect the perfection of our pursuer. Forgive us. http://bit.ly/2ww9XtW
Suuuuper excited to announce that we will be joining @youngoceans September 29th at 8pm. These guys have truly influenced our spiritual journey. They have crafted beautiful intimate and ambient songs of worship that help you reflect on the greatness of God. We hope you don't miss this night! And go give them a follow!
Hello Friends and fam! Many of you enjoy our music from time to time, and then some of you really understand what we are doing, and the heart behind our music. • Our mission is two-fold: 1) To worship the Creator of the world through creating beauty. 2) To impact our world through this art; songs founded on the truths of the Gospel. • For those of you who have been directly impacted by what we do, and would like to help us increase our ministry, we would love for you to consider joining our street team. If you would like to know more, please shoot us a message! As a member, you will receive our new album before ANYONE hears it, you'll get free merch from time to time, win tickets and more. Much much love! -AR
NEW SINGLE OUT NOW. Listen now on Spotify! ---> spoti.fi/2w7otL7 In short, "Here We Go Again" is a song revealing the battle of the flesh. To read the full story of the song, see our previous post! What a week. We released the first single from our upcoming album, and joined the Raging Storm Records family! Thanks for listening and sharing, friends! Video by Colin Mukri!
CHRISTMAS CAME EARLY!! We had planned to announce this Monday, but we had a little something arrive a bit early. Our new single "Here We Go Again" is out on Spotify (and nearly all other online stores)!! http://spoti.fi/2w7otL7 This is our first song from our sophomore record "I'm Just A Child." It's definitely the most rockin' one we have released to date, produced and mixed by our singer, @timriordanmusic. Enjoy friends!! // This song came from a deeply rooted reality that each of the band members face in different ways. I believe when a human presses into a relationship with the holy Creator of the world, the journey of sanctification and the pursuit of holiness is met with a very heavy and violent battle of the flesh. I believe the awareness and hatred of the flesh directly correlates to one's nearness to and love for the Father. I think that's what we were experiencing during the season of writing this song. • We have each grown in our spiritual journey immensely this year, and have continued to grasp the seriousness and weight of this battle. The battle may look very different for each Christian... whether it's fighting the lust in your eyes, facing depression, fear, laziness.. or whatever it may be. Here We Go Again simply portrays the life of a follower of Jesus, and the many monsters we agree to face in this beautiful journey of KNOWING Him. There is a specific line I would like to highlight: "But oh, there is hope within the fight, this struggle brings one truth to light; a dead man does not fight, he has forsaken life. What you feed will truly grow, and what you starve will surely die. Resistance won't survive, it must not survive." • Simply stated, the reality that we ARE facing this "resistance" should bring hope and joy to our spirits. James encourages us by saying, "Find it pure joy my brothers when facing trials of various kinds." The second line in the bridge was inspired by the story of the two dogs that were always fighting each other (one was named spirit, and the other named flesh). The man who owned these dogs was once asked "which one of these dogs wins the fight?" He responded, "the dog I feed the most." Run the race, hold onto Hope, and press into Jesus.
Merry Christmas, Folks!! It's hard to believe we did this a year ago. The days really do fly by. Much love! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ytqJAplPNhs
Folksss, Here is a little sneak peak of one of the songs that will be on our upcoming project. This is a live (iphone) recording of a rehearsal with the amazing Liberty Cello Project from last night. This will be performed on Dec 3rd at Liberty University. Feel free to read along with the lyrics below Forgive the Silence of My Soul Verse 1 Lost in seas of sand My lips are cracked and bare I'm thirsting in this desert Yet drunken from my tears Chorus Though I had streams and rivers For miles and miles, I left them for my barren desires Even amidst my thirsting I drank the dust Of purposeless dreams And futile stories I was the thief of my life Vs 2 I gave life to distance The warmth has turned to cold Brought silence to existent And it's deafening my soul Our once sweet communion Made quiet by my ways The feast that fed my spirit I have left to decay Chorus 2 Though I heard you calling me Through my silence, I reveled in This mute existence Where I found crippled joy And broken sorrow a numb today And dim tomorrows Forgive the silence of my soul Forgive the Silence of my soul Forgive the silence of my soul Forgive the silence of my soul I see the light I hear your cry I come I come https://soundcloud.com/timothy-w-riordan/forgive-the-silence-ft-the-liberty-cello-project