The festive holiday video was produced by Richy Long and Gary Governale of LA Post Group in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, who previously produced the band’s chart-topping “Listen to the Children” and “Three Days” videos, as well as the lyric video for “We Three Kings.”
“We are so blessed to release our version of ‘We Three Kings’ for Christmas,” says DiChiara. “When talking to producer Mikey Howard, we discovered that this song was originally written around 1857, and we wanted to bring a little rock n’ roll energy to this timeless music.”
“We pray that the majesty of the birth of our Savior permeates the souls of those listening, fully embracing that Jesus was born for you and me,” DiChiara continues. “Merry Christmas!”
The radio single of “We Three Kings” has been generating praise and critical acclaim from fans and critics alike.
“I love the powerful new spin Empowered puts on ‘We Three Kings,'” says Dove Award nominee Mikey Howard (7eventh Time Down with Love Journey Music), who also produced the band’s Three Days album. “From the punchy drums and the rocking guitars to the cinematic strings, I feel every beat is pointing listeners to the wonders of Christ!”
“‘We Three Kings,’ with a beat!” exclaims Dan Gilliland, Owner, KHLL 100.9FM, West Monroe, LA. “Love the use of drums. It’s a great remake of a traditional song for the Christmas season.”
DiChiara said the band wanted to point people to the wonder and majesty of Jesus Christ during this Christmas season, and that “We Three Kings” has enabled the band to showcase God’s strength during days of darkness and trials.
“There is an absolute power in that three kings left their dominions and kingdoms in search of a Savior Child who had more royalty than they did—an eternal royalty,” says DiChiara. “We hope that this song touches the souls of those who hear it, and that they draw closer to the King of Kings.”
The band’s current EP, Three Days, is their first release since DiChiara nearly lost his life to a traumatic brain injury. His journey of healing makes the band’s accomplishments of 2020 and 2021 all the more significant.
DiChiara has recently landed multiple high-profile media appearances, including CBN’s The 700 Club, Cornerstone Television Network’s flagship show, Hope Today, NRBTV’s award-winning TV show Babbie’s House, Inspiration.org, nationally syndicated radio show Bill Martinez Live! (airing in 300+ U.S. markets), popular Baton Rouge, Louisiana, lifestyle publication, 225 Magazine, and many more.
Two of the songs on the project—”Listen to the Children” and “Three Days”—have occupied multiple No. 1 positions on the IndieGospel.net charts, as has the music video of both songs. In total, the Three Days EP has now garnered seven No. 1’s on the IndieGospel.net charts over the past year, and has yielded over 250,000 streams on Spotify.
“We are so humbled by the support of IndieGospel’s staff and by the fans of our music,” says DiChiara.