TOOTH & NAIL RECORDS’ HYLAND SET TO RELEASE NEW ALBUM
FINDING OUR WAY OCTOBER 22
“BEAUTY IN THE BROKEN” PHOTO CONTEST
Tooth & Nail Records’ Hyland is set to release their second major release, Finding Our Way, on October 22. On this
upcoming release, Hyland has crafted a rich, accessible collection of songs that will speak to anyone longing for a bit of direction on life’s journey. Since the band signed to Tooth & Nail Records two years ago, they have gained a deeper appreciate for the joys and surprises of their own journey.
Produced by Jeff Schneeweis (Number One Gun, The Make), Finding Our Way represents a bit of an ideological shift in Hyland’s approach to making music. It’s always been their goal to write songs born of personal experience, but as they’ve grown in the last year, they’ve become aware that those sorts of songs can become a little self-indulgent.
“On this album, there are still a couple of storytelling songs, songs about my life, and I hope people can relate to them,” shares frontman Jon Lewis. “But there are also songs – and this is a new thought for us – that are about something we know people are going through, topics we want to really attack, to bring some hope to some people.”
Drummer Steve Weigel believes this new approach stems from a long recovery period following the theft of the band’s gear in 2011. “It humbled us as a band, really showing us God’s grace, and how much God was in control. It made us give up, and say, ‘Alright God, we can’t actually do anything. What can You do?’ And then, based on the amount of people that gave to us and supported our ministry, it made us realize how much people were invested in us. It made us see the responsibility that we had to those people, so we wanted to be more focused and intentional about what we were saying. That process made us hone in spiritually and evaluate not just what we want to say as a band, but what we want to sayto the people who are listening.”
Fans can listen to the lead single, “Beauty From The Broken,” from the forthcoming album. Hyland is also currently hosting a photo contest with their fans to submit photos that represent what can be beautiful from brokenness. Click here for details and instructions to submit a photo that is “Beauty From The Broken.” Hyland is currently touring with Kutless on the “Believer” tour. They are available for interviews upon request.