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6/7/2011 - Tricia Brock's Solo Venture, THE ROAD, Receives Critical Acclaim
Today is the highly-anticipated release of Tricia Brock's first solo effort, The Road (Inpop Records). Brock, who also fronts the GRAMMY-nominated rock band Superchick, is beyond thrilled to release this compilation of worshipful songs that God has been calling her to for quite some time.
Taking a departure from her well-known rock sound, Brock's The Road steers the listener down a worshipful path with a collection of songs desiring to breathe hope and strength, to inspire new life into battling hearts. The project was produced by Brock's husband Nick Baumhardt (Stellar Kart, FM Static, Thousand Foot Krutch).
In preparation for street week, outlets such as JesusFreakHideout.com, CCM, Beliefnet, Crosswalk.com, HearItFirst.com, Gospel Music Channel, NewReleaseTuesday.com, and ChristianityToday.com have shown their support.
Fans can also check out the feature in the June issue of CCM Magazine here. Upcoming features are also going to be featured in Rhapsody, Youthwalk and more.
What are the critics saying about the new release?
"The beautiful melodies, immediate hooks and resonant lyrics pervading Brock's solo debut, The Road, is a dynamite release and this large bandwagon is intended for far more than Superchick fans already in-house."
- CCM Magazine, 4 Star Review
"The Road is paved with nothing but clarity of vocals, affecting lyrics and the best of modern worship. Superchick fans will love this release, as will others who enjoy solid worship music. The delicate, measured side of Brock is every bit as interesting as the rock portion. Let’s hope this isn’t the last time Brock veers down the solo road."
"The Road is an excellent release and great worship album for all Superchick fans."
"Tricia Brock’s The Road project is a fabulous worship project and definitely one of the best worship projects of the year!"
-Jay's Musik Blog
"The Road by Tricia Brock is my top inspirational worship album of the year! This is the most moving album I’ve heard this year.”
- New Release Tuesday
And what about the fans? Great comments have come in from Tricia Brock's fans! Read on....
"Love this album. You can really hear the heart of the artist. There isn't a song you will want to skip. Must buy and then buy one for a friend."
- Melissarose01, iTunes fan comment
"('You Are My Shepherd') Good rendition of Psalm 23. Very pleasant voice, easy to listen to. I enjoyed hearing this and look forward to more songs in the future from this artist."
- Debra Lammime, iTunes fan comment
Today, Tricia will be spending her release day with the American Family Radio Network. She is the featured artist all day, including this afternoon as the network will feature her album exclusively. AFR is heard on more than 75 stations across the country. Visit AFR's site to see a station near you or listen online today. Click here.
The project’s first single is “You Are My Shepherd,” which is currently New and Active on the Christian AC Indicator Chart. The Road is also currently available as a digital deluxe version on iTunes including two bonus songs "Desert Song" and "Your Grace Is Amazing."
5/9/2011 - Superchick's Frontwoman Tricia Brock Shares Her Personal Journey on New Release, The Road
Tricia Brock, the frontwoman of the GRAMMY-nominated rock band Superchick, has announced she is releasing her first solo effort, The Road, on June 7th (Inpop Records). While Superchick is still very much a band and currently in the studio recording for their next project and on tour throughout this summer and fall, Brock couldn't resist God's calling to release a worship project.
While fronting her band, Tricia Brock never set specific plans to record a side project but last year, she literally found herself in a spiritual desert in between Superchick's album recordings while also constantly feeling a call to lead worship. She soon realized that now was the time she used her voice to offer the musical worship that she was called to by God, and she began paving the way for The Road.
The songs from The Road are a departure from the well-known rock sound of Superchick, yet will take the listener down a refreshing new take on Brock's contrasting – yet recognizable - musical path. The album, produced by Brock's husband Nick Baumhardt (Stellar Kart, FM Static, Thousand Foot Krutch), is a collection of songs meant to breathe hope and to inspire new life into a battling heart. “We may be broken, but we’re never destroyed,” the album’s lyrics proclaim. Brock wants to share that at times the listener may feel without hope, but there’s no need to fear. Hope, refuge and strength are always with us when we are with God.
The Road features unique versions of “Always” and “Jesus I Am Resting, Resting,” in addition to new tunes, many which are co-written by Brock and come from deep moments from her personal journal. The project’s first single is “You Are My Shepherd,” which is currently at AC radio.
The first on the project, “Breath Of God,” creates the image of how just one breath from God can give us life, while “Lean” shares a time in Brock's life where writing songs of worship was difficult, feeling like God had completely disappeared. “Impossible” showcases the life and power in the name of God, that with Him nothing is impossible. A special moment on the project is the last song where Brock is joined by her father on "Broken For Love's Sake."
The Road is also offering a digital deluxe version on iTunes that will include two bonus songs, "Desert Song" and "Your Grace Is Amazing." A two-week pre-sale campaign is already set with iTunes, and the advance pre-release with press kit is currently being shipped for review. Her digital EPK is also available by clicking here.
“This world isn’t about me,” Tricia Brock explains. “If I have one purpose to fulfill during my time on this earth, it’s to bring someone closer to God through the love and compassion that He’s given me… however that may be. How can you stand in front of a crowd and preach the news of the Lord’s boundless love without doing everything in your power to model your life after His?”
If Tricia Brock is traveling the world with Superchick in sold-out arenas or leading worship as a solo artist for an intimate Sunday morning service, she sings songs that resonate with anyone who is longing with a passion for justice, an authenticity of faith or a restructuring of a heart’s foundation.
“Whether the message shared in The Road brings you tears of joy or pain, you are welcome here, and through the words that God has shared with me, my hope is that none of you will walk away unchanged,” Tricia adds.
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