“Mayday” is featured on the group’s latest album TIMELESS, their fourth Top 10 entry on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart. They originally recorded the song in 2016, but it quickly made the cut when selecting tracks for the then-planned 2017 release. The accompanying music video was filmed at The Machine Shop, a renovated turn-of-the-century mill in Minneapolis.
“’Mayday’ is such a well-written song to begin with, but there are so many interesting musical elements on the original that it gave each of us room to have some fun and put our individual twists on it,” says bassist Tim Foust, who exercises his full five-octave range on the track, taking high lead.
The quintet is set to celebrate the holiday season from coast to coast on their A COUNTRY CHRISTMAS Tour kicking off November 29 in Rochester, MN. After ringing in the new year with a special NYE performance in Morton, MN, they will continue their TIMELESS Tour into 2018, visiting more than 30 cities across the country including two-night stints in Dallas, TX and Knoxville, TN, plus a much-anticipated stop at Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium on April 6. Tickets for all dates are on sale now and selling fast.
One day when Jesus was preaching at a house in Capernaum, ‘four men arrived carrying a paralyzed man on a mat.’ This man wanted to move but he couldn’t. And spiritual paralysis works that way too. Inside, you know you have what it takes to succeed, but your spirit isn’t responding. What’s going on? Unremitting stress creates pressure that eventually turns to frustration, and constant frustration produces weariness. You feel bland. Nothing excites you. One day feels like the next, until you start believing that nothing will ever go right for you.
It doesn’t matter whether you live in a mansion or a mud hut; unless you’re free in your spirit, it’s like living in a prison. There are different kinds of spiritual paralysis. There’s the kind that leaves you with out-of-control emotions. You can’t hold on to what you need, like a job or a relationship. You know something’s wrong but you can’t seem to make it right. Another type of spiritual paralysis stems from mental, emotional, and physical exhaustion. When people are continually drawing from you, eventually you run dry. It’s impossible to be an encouragement to others without refilling your own well at the Source. Refuse to spend another day in a paralyzed, out-of-control, exhausted state.
Like the man in today’s story, you’ll find your answer in Jesus. He gives joy, freedom and purpose to life; He ‘refreshes the weary and satisfies the faint’ (Isaiah 40:31). But you have a part to play as well: to ‘…build [yourself] up in your most holy faith, and pray in the Holy Spirit. Keep [yourself] in God’s love’ (Jude 20-21).