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3/6/2012 - Sarah MacIntosh Releases Current Today
Today marks the release date for singer/songwriter Sarah Macintosh’s Integrity Music label debut Current, which was produced by her husband, Jonny Macintosh, and J.T. Daly of Nashville’s famed indie rock outfit, Paper Route. Current is available to Christian retail stores within the U.S. through Provident Music Distribution and to mainstream retailers through Sony Music Distribution. It is also available through all major digital service providers including Amazon and iTunes. Click here to purchase at iTunes.
Out of the gate, Macintosh’s Current is receiving stunning reviews and mentions from top media outlets such as Worship Leader, CCM Magazine, NewReleaseTuesday, JesusFreakHideout and more. In addition Sarah has performed for the Relevant Magazine Podcast (videos can be viewed here) as well as at HearItFirst.com ( view here), and she will be featured next week on the NewReleaseTuesday podcast. Her song "We Should Run" is also available now as a free download at GMCtv. Click here to get this amazing song.
Here is a taste of what the media are saying about Sarah Macintosh’s Current:
“Her honest lyrics portray the every day Christian walk through life with a percussive yet ambient, ethereal sound; making for a worshipful album that renews its energy in every song. The melodramatic near-glam electro beauty of Current sets Macintosh apart from most Christian and Pop artists out there. From the downbeat of the first song, she grabs your attention with an intense and beautiful wall of sound that develops throughout the album.
- Worship Leader Magazine (March/April)
"This is a very cool, outside-of-the-box album that features a lot of foreign sounds that really grab and hold your attention. There's a lot of unique instrumentation and cool chord progressions that make it seem as though the musical fabric of the orient played a part in the writing of these songs….This is such a fresh sounding album, and I can't recommend it enough. I loved it!"
- HearItFirst.com, Ryan Mitchell reviewer
"From the first moments of Sarah Macintosh’s new album Current, you know that you are hearing something that stands apart. The entire album is punctuated by chamber-pop elements and instrumentation. For sure, this is the ultimate “gourmet” release of 2012. Do yourself a favor and buy this album immediately."
- NewReleaseTuesday.com 5 Star Review
“Likely to be one of 2012's more accomplished pop efforts, its distinctive factors really make the record stand apart in bold fashion and they breathe new life into another great singer's career.”
- JesusFreakHideout.com 4.5 Star Review
“Macintosh makes fervent, worshipful music, and the best songs here combine shuffling, trip-hop beats, and personal lyrics—or in the case of the title song, carry the listener along in a wave of pure, gleeful abandon. She deserves credit for making electronic-based music sound so warm and inviting.”
- Christianity Today
"Sarah Macintosh has a bold and brave sound of her own that blasts through her peers with a sound all her own, deep and beautiful with a music that would make her friends with fans of Coldplay and Adele while displaying a worshipful heart through her lyrics."
"After listening to Sarah Macintosh’s Integrity Records debut Current, Sarah is one of my new favorite worship leaders. Her musical creativity and willingness to write about the hope we can find in Jesus during any time of our life makes her both an artist that struggling Christians can play during the storms of life, and those experiencing triumph can celebrate to as well. Plus, you can’t go wrong with her amazing vocals!"
- Jays Musik Blog
For more information, visit sarahmacintosh.com and be sure to follow her on Twitter.
2/23/2012 - Sarah MacIntosh Releases New Radio Single "We Should Run"
Singer, songwriter and storyteller Sarah Macintosh is just weeks away from releasing Current, her brand new 11-song project with Integrity Music. Its first single, "We Should Run," is currently at radio and can be heard here at iTunes.
Macintosh hopes that "We Should Run," as well as all of the songs available on Current, take the listener on a spiritual and colorful journey. Macintosh elaborates, "I hope that the listener will grab onto them and say 'Yes! This is for me!' These are the songs of my heartbeat.” The song's lyrics share:
“We should run, we should be laughing,
We should look and see, He is lifted high!
We should shout, we should be dancing
We should call and find a Savior who’s alive!”
Current was produced by her husband, Jonny Macintosh, and J.T. Daly of Nashville’s famed indie rock outfit, Paper Route. Sarah Macintosh has been traveling heavily on the road promoting the new CD, visiting with key outlets such as HearItFirst.com and Relevant while performing her new songs across the country, touring from Florida to California. During her visit to Relevant, they filmed Macintosh for "The Drop" as well as for their "Studio Sessions." Her debut on "The Drop" will air February 28th, while "Studio Sessions" will be available on March 6th.
Current will be available to Christian retail stores within the U.S. through Provident Music Distribution and to mainstream retailers through Sony Music Distribution. It will also be available through all major digital service providers including Amazon and iTunes.
Current song listing:
2. We Should Run
3. Take It All
5. Laughter Comes Upon Us
6. Galaxy Former
7. The Damaged
8. Hiding Place
9. You're Coming
10. Calling, Calling
11. Joy Comes In
For more information, visit sarahmacintosh.com and be sure to follow her on Twitter.
1/20/2012 - Integrity Music Welcomes Indie Singer/Songwriter Sarah MacIntosh
Integrity Music announces the signing of independent singer/songwriter Sarah MacIntosh and the March 6th global release of her 11-track album Current.
Known for her work with progressive rock band Chasing Furies, Sarah also has three solo projects to her credit including the critically acclaimed The Waiters, The Watchers, The Listeners, The Keepers & Me. And in addition to touring and collaborating with artists such David Crowder, Tim Hughes, Matt Redman, Vicky Beeching and Burlap to Cashmere, Sarah speaks and leads worship at churches around the country.
“Beyond Sarah’s unique voice and obvious talent as a songwriter, she has an intense desire to help others discover God through worship,” says Integrity A&R Director, Chico Gonzalez. “We're excited to work with her and honored that she is entrusting her songs to Integrity.”
Of joining the Integrity roster, Sarah says: “Integrity has their eyes set forward in the same direction as mine. They realize that songs have the ability to minister, motivate, teach, comfort and strengthen the listener… I’m thrilled to be walking alongside them as we carry these songs to those who need them."
Until recently, Sarah’s family made their home in San Diego, California, where Sarah led worship for her father-in-law’s church, Horizon Christian Fellowship. The Texas native is now waking up in cities around the country for speaking/singing engagements as her family relocates temporarily, working with churches to impact local communities. So rather than simply making a cameo in the lives of the people they’re ministering to, they are getting to know the Body of Christ on a more personal level. While their nomadic, life-out-of-a-suitcase existence isn’t for everyone, Sarah and her family love every minute of it.
It was in California at Horizon that Sarah began sharing the songs that would become Current. Produced by her husband, Jonny MacIntosh, and J.T. Daly of Nashville’s famed Indie rock outfit Paper Route, Current is filled with songs of unabashed praise such as “We Should Run,” “Joy Comes In” and “Take It All.” But like David so freely did in Psalms when life wasn’t quite as upbeat and hopeful, Sarah also wasn’t afraid to dig into life’s darker seasons of lament with songs like “Hope,” “The Damaged” and “Hiding Place.”
“These songs really go across the board—in one, you can tell it was written from the pit where you couldn’t possibly get any lower, while another is at the spiritual mountaintop,” Sarah explains. “Looking at my own life, I have seen those weeping moments we’re reminded about in Psalm 30:5, and then I've seen those joy moments. They are a promise, and that’s why these songs reflect both experiences.”
Current will be available on Integrity beginning March 6. Within the U.S., it will be available to Christian retail stores through Provident Music Distribution and to mainstream retailers through Sony Music Distribution. It will also be available through all major digital service providers including Amazon and iTunes. Publicity services for Current will be provided by Nashville, Tennessee-based Merge PR. Additional information on the project is available at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-bk3jd141p8.
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