The Dove Award-nominated band Press Play has announced the release of their new album, #LITO, to come out on October 1. Along with the release of the record, the band is holding a contest titled “#LITO – Love In The Open” that allows fans to participate in the making of the album artwork and official lyric fan video. Fans simply by take and post pictures of what they love, or what love means to them, and then the band will then choose their favorite submissions. The winners will be entered into a drawing to receive an iPad Mini along with the new album #LITO before it is released. The band also plans on announcing a tour with the record’s release.

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