Fronted by Jordan Frye, revival band Urban Rescue is on mission to inspire the next generation of believers to see their churches, communities, and cities awakened by the Gospel of Jesus Christ. With an untamed passion for worship emerging from pain and trials, the band has a heart to see broken cities and lives restored. They are gearing up for the release of a brand new EP, City Sessions - Live in Los Angeles, coming September 1st. And today, TCB premieres the performance video for "Freedom," your first preview of the new record. City Sessions - Live in Los Angeles is now available for pre-order.
In May 2017, Urban Rescue took some time off the road to fall back in love with their sound and their calling - to bring revival to the city. The idea came together that their city of LA would be the perfect place to play some old and new songs that have meant a lot to them this year. These seven songs were recorded over two days at the Swing House Studios in Los Angeles, California. Urban Rescue played fan favorites “Never Stop” and “Up From The Ashes” as well as five never heard before tunes. They even brought some friends in, like Derek Minor, to help bring these raw songs life. Every friend they brought into this process was intentional, working in “the round” gave each instrument and voice a new sound.
City Sessions - Live from Los Angeles will be band’s first live audio/visual recording. This special project, directed by Tyler Rumph and produced by Justin Cowan, is a beautiful but vulnerable new approach of bringing people into worship as a process instead of an outcome. This will be Urban Rescue’s third album and second to be released independently. The band wanted to work in real time and within the limitations of live recordings to let the songs truly lead. All of these songs are in process or maybe even still ideas that haven’t been fully developed but that’s the truth they wanted to give their listeners.
With the anthem like tune “Freedom” to the heart wrenching ballad “Unconditional”, Jordan Frye says: “Our desire from the start of this project was to record a live audio- visual experience that spiritually decompressed the frantic soul, challenges the way we think about faith, and help bring a more personal encounter to Jesus Himself.”
City Sessions - Live in Los Angeles Track Listing
Up From the Ashes ft. Michael Nelder Unconditional
Walls ft. Derek Minor
Urban Rescue's 2016 full-length album, WILD HEART debuted at #1 on both the US & UK Christian Music charts. With singles like "Never Stop" and "Song of My Father" making their way onto the national radio waves. Set to join Kim Walker-Smith on tour this Fall as well as Spring 2018 Urban Rescue has had a great year after their Spring tour on The Rock & Worship Roadshow. Last year proved to be quite fun as they toured the US and UK with Rend Collective as well as hoping on The OutCry Tour in Fall of 2016. Urban Rescue has had the opportunity to support Hillsong United, Phil Wickham, Mercy Me, Jordan Feliz, David Crowder, and more.