Rock favorites Thousand Foot Krutch have charted nine Active Rock hit singles since going independent in 2012. The aggressive follow-up to the band’s 2014 album, OXYGEN:INHALE, EXHALE has already sparked the Loudwire Cage Match Hall of Fame video and hit single, “Running With Giants,” while its hard-hitting follow-up single, “Push,” broke down barriers and remained Top 15 on SiriusXM Octane’s Big ‘Uns Countdown chart for three consecutive months. The momentum is continuing as TFK extends its Top 10 (No. 7) Big ‘Uns Countdown hit and third single from the album, “Lifeline.”
“So I’m pushing the buttons down to Octane, and I get hooked on this song ‘Lifeline’ by Thousand Foot Krutch,” says respected music critic Bob Lefsetz in his Lefsetz Letters blog this week. “Its energy and forcefulness tapped into my anger…Maybe they’ll come through town and I can listen to the album ad infinitum to go thrust my arm in the air…”
“I’ve read Bob’s stuff for a while now, and secretly wondered if he’d take notice of what’s been happening in our independent years,” responds TFK lead vocalist, songwriter Trevor McNevan. “Love that he is connecting with the song and look forward to seeing him on the road.
“‘Lifeline’ is about a time in my life when I was feeling very overwhelmed, to the point of anxiety,” continues McNevan. “I felt like I was drowning in the waves of everything around me, and battling my own rational. The feeling of being alone in isolation wasn’t true, but it sure felt like it.”
In his blog, Lefsetz also urges music fans to listen to “Lifeline” at Spotify and YouTube. Premiered by Revolver, the YouTube lyric video already has over 1.95 million views, while TFK’s Spotify channel has surpassed 258,000 follows and continues to rapidly grow. In fact, over the last two months alone, the channel has grown from around 650,000 monthly listeners to nearly 1,000,000 unique monthly listeners.
Staying true to themselves, Thousand Foot Krutch members McNevan, bassist Joel Bruyere and drummer Steve Augustine have carved an independent path that continues to rack-up accolades well beyond its major label successes. EXHALE launched this past summer amidst wide acclaim on TFK Music and with marketing, sales and distribution through The Fuel Music. In addition to the singles aforementioned, the album features riff rockers “Incomplete” and “Give Up The Ghost,” second chances-themed “Born Again,” and “A Different Kind Of Dynamite,” which was tapped as the official theme song for the Dec. 18 WWE “Roadblock: End of The Line” pay-per-view event. The album also hit No. 1 on iTunes’ Rock Top Albums chart (No. 3 overall Albums) in the US with Top 5 overall albums chart placement in multiple countries. The album further became the band’s third consecutive No. 1 on the Top Christian/Gospel Albums chart.
Taking the new arena-shaking anthems and fan favorites on the road to see their extended family of fans coast-to-coast, TFK was featured for the first time this past summer on the mainstage at Monster Energy Carolina Rebellion and Rocklahoma, and is currently taking its music to arenas across America on the Winter Jam tour.