Sisters Lauren Budnick and Brooke DeLeary of the faith-forward pop duo LOVECOLLIDE independently release their third full-length album, Tired Of Basic, today (April 13) amidst acclaim on ABS Entertainment, LLC with global distribution through The Fuel Music. The album is available now at all major digital and streaming music providers internationally, including iTunes, Spotify, Amazon.com, Google Play and more, as well as at Target, Christianbook.com and others.
With Spotify featuring the lead single from Tired of Basic, “I Don’t Want It,” on at least 15 playlists with hundreds-of-thousands of collective followers, the single and first music video from the album is also gaining radio acclaim across North America. In addition to being “New & Active” on Billboard’s Hot AC/CHR chart and hitting Top 15 and climbing on The Hot Chart with plays at radio outlets like WAY NEW (WAY-FM Network), NGEN (Houston, TX), The Heat (New Orleans, LA), The Z (Spartanburg, SC), KXOJ2 (Tulsa, OK), BRIGHT-FM (Baltimore, MD), KPUL Pulse 101.7 (Des Moines, IA) and many more in the US, the single is being heard throughout Canada on stations like Shine FM (Alberta), UCB (Ontario), Free 100.3 FM (Saskatchewan), Life Radio (New Brunswick), 97.5 Community Radio (Nova Scotia) and many others.
Along with the momentum for the single, LOVECOLLIDE is gathering features, reviews and more coverage in outlets like Charisma, Simple Grace, Upliftv, Making Your Life Count Radio, Leading Hearts, JUCE TV, Ministry in the Marketplace, Breathecast.com and more.
“They’ve [LOVECOLLIDE] found the new life made possible when you truly lean into your faith, and they’re passionate about sharing the ensuing story. What makes their challenge even more compelling is the infectious pop music they use to share it all,” says CCM Magazine as JesusFreakHideout.com gives the album 4.5 stars and calls Tired of Basic “an urgent sonic punch,” “their most daring album” and a recording “that easily stands up to what is playing on mainstream secular radio.”
“These aren't just your average pop tunes – they're pop tunes with a bold purpose,” says NewReleaseToday.com as CrossRhythms.co.uk echoes that the album is “brimming over with radio friendly hooks and lyrics which are a bold statement of faith” and Today's Christian Entertainment adds that “the album is a good one to rejuvenate your faith in a unique way that isn’t just basic.”
With the new single, video and album emerging after a season filled with doubt, loss, depression and uncertainty, LOVECOLLIDE’s Tired Of Basic, produced by Riley Friesen (Family Force 5, Group 1 Crew) and Matt Dally (Superchick, Jamie Grace), is meant to be a revolution against boredom, mediocrity and status quo living.
“That’s the theme, that’s the mission--an extraordinary life,” states Brooke. “Living in a way where you can never be labeled, like Jesus. Starting revival by being the light, being different, showing who Jesus is through us.”
Taking the new music and messages on the road, LOVECOLLIDE continues their “Only King Forever Tour” with 7eventh Time Down, playing its hits and fan favorites at venues in Conneaut, OH (4/27), Washington Court House, OH (4/28), Marshall, MO (5/3), Pleasant Hill, IA (5/4), Leesville, LA (5/11) and more.
“We want our music to be an experience, not just something to listen to,” shares Lauren. “We want the vibe, the style we give people and the love they receive to be something they remember, something that changes them.”