Bethlehem, PA (August 13, 2015) - JesusFreakHideout.com, one of the pioneers of Christian music media on the web that has helped to pave the way for similar media outlets, is celebrating 19 years online today. To celebrate, the JFH team is releasing the next installment of their popular free indie mp3 compilation, Songs We've Been Trying To Tell You About (And Others We Haven't), Volume Five. The biggest JFH compilation to date -- offering 53 songs and artists -- is the first to feature original cover artwork drawn by JFH founder and Editor-in-Chief, John DiBiase. Fans can also enter to win limited edition numbered prints of the artwork as part of the site's anniversary celebration. (Click here to enter the contest!). Additional prints are available for purchase in DiBiase's online art shop to help support JFH.
Like each compilation before it, Songs We've Been Trying To Tell You About, Volume Five is comprised of artists that the JFH staff personally invited to be a part of the project. In most cases, it has been left up to the artist to select the individual song to be featured on the compilation--with a few exceptions where they left it up to the JFH team to make the call.
Among the artists represented on Songs We've Been Trying To Tell You About (And Others We Haven't), Volume Five include House of Heroes, Fireflight, Jars of Clay, Kevin Max, Gungor, Remedy Drive, Ellie Holcomb, Ayiesha Woods, Lights Go Down (featuring Hawk Nelson's Jason Dunn), brand new songs from Justin McRoberts and WILKES that have not been previously released, Audrey Assad, Copperlily, The Wedding's Matt Shelton, a reunion single from Poor Old Lu, Playdough, The Gray Havens, Sam Ock, The Lost Days of Summer (featuring Guardian's Jamie Rowe), Robbie Seay Band and many more!
Longtime JFH staff writer Scott Fryberger says about the project, "The music industry is so different than it was ten years ago. Heck, even five. Independent music is a well-established market, with very well-known artists doing it on their own again. But there are a lot of them that are still unknown. We want to shine some light on the scene and introduce people to artists they may have never heard of before; maybe even a new favorite!"
"I love that this is becoming an annual event," adds DiBiase. "I can't think of a better way to express our gratitude to the artists and our faithful readers than to give these compilations out and hopefully help music fans find new artists to get excited about."
The full, 53-song Songs We've Been Trying To Tell You About (And Others We Haven't), Volume Five track listing:
- "The Worst Kind of gods" (from Smoke EP) (2:57) - House Of Heroes
- "SAFETY" (Featuring Stephen Christian) [from INNOVA] (3:21) - FIREFLIGHT
- "Lamb Of God" (from Death Be Not Proud EP) (5:19) - Audrey Assad
- "Marvelous Light" (from As Sure As The Sun) (3:12) - Ellie Holcomb
- "Under The Starlight" (from Commodity) (3:51) - Remedy Drive
- "27" (from Skeleton Key) (4:36) - The Frozen Ocean
- "Lay Down Your Weapons My Friend" (from Broken Temples: Deluxe Edition) (3:05) - Kevin Max
- "Fast and Slow" (from The Beautiful Unseen EP) (2:55) - Copperlily
- "The Great Unwound" (Single) (4:00) - Poor Old Lu
- "Psalm 66 (You Are Great)" (from Psalms, Vol. 3 EP) (4:55) - Robbie Seay Band
- "God Will Lift Up Your Head" (Acoustic) (from 20) (5:17) - Jars of Clay
- "Candles and Kerosene" (from Everything Has Changed EP) (4:14) - Justin McRoberts
- "Let Your Hands Be Strong" (Single) (4:14) - Matt Shelton
- "Curtains" (from Curtains EP) (4:31) - Harvest
- "Comrades" feat. Gowe and Nak (from Tower Ivory) (3:52) - J.Han
- "Make Me Smile" (from GREY) (5:08) - Sam Ock
- "The Air" (from New Lands) (3:45) - Epic Season
- "West Coast Calling" (Single) (3:43) - Lights Go Down
- "Vicious Cycle" (from Great Lengths) (4:05) - The Protest
- "Antidote" (from The Lost Days of Summer EP) (4:20) - The Lost Days of Summer
- "Anyhow" (from It's Time) (4:59) - Ayiesha Woods
- "Still I Will Praise" (from For Every Curse) (4:59) - Daniel Bashta
- "The Man With The Morning In His Eyes" (from Winning the West) (3:37) - Ergo Rex
- "Jack and Jill, pt.2" (from Fire and Stone) (5:01) - The Gray Havens
- "One Wild Life" (from One Wild Life: Soul) (4:07) - Gungor
- "You've Got A Hold On Me" (from Shells EP) (3:22) - WILKES
- "Only Love" (feat. Phil Joel) (from When The World's On Fire) (3:12) - Flood The Stone
- "100" (from Dios Ganó EP) (4:02) - Javie
- "Saint Dangle" (from Saint Dangle) (3:27) - Playdough
- "instruMENTALITY" (ft. JGivens) (from Rest Assured EP) (3:07) - Paradox
- "Chapter Five: Tuxedo Black" [from Correspondence (a fiction)] (4:05) - Levi The Poet
- "Awaken My Soul" (from In Rest) (7:05) - Joel & Amy Davis
- "Separation" (ft. Kelli Taylor) (from Long Drive) (4:20) - Jordan Taylor
- "Inside A Storm Starts To Rise" (from Dos) (3:10) - Reform the Resistance
- "Break The Cycle" (from Time Is Running Out) (2:17) - New Heart
- "The End" (from The Vault Sessions) (3:13) - Justifide
- "Popular" (from InDAPendence) (3:19) - Isaac Knox
- "Push It Along" (from Beautiful Noise) (3:43) - Sareem Poems & Ess Be
- "Better Than Us" (from It's Not Just Me in Here EP) (3:23) - Whosah
- "Bionic" (from Fall of the Light Bearer) (4:07) - Theory Hazit
- "This Game of God" (Single) (3:52) - Jesse Sprinkle
- "Mercy" (from Mercy) (4:04) - Ravenhill
- "Fire In My Bones" (from Dust & Clay) (4:29) - Weston Skaggs
- "Slow Me Down" (from Monolith) (6:28) - Realms
- "The Traveling Man" (Single) (4:23) - Marah in the Mainsail
- "Nothing Left To Lose" (from Passive Aggression, Vol. 1) (3:36) - Pioneer
- "Of Youth" (from On the Depths of Depravity) (4:23) - They Will Fall
- "Bonnaroo" (from InDAPendence) (2:48) - Heir Jordan
- "I Know You Love Me" (from Broken Restored) (4:10) - J Poetic
- "Jesus, I Come" (from Hymns) (4:17) - Grinstead
- "There Is A Love" (from Colors) (3:43) - Grayson Kessenich
- "Better" (from The Transition) (5:18) - AMP
- BONUS TRACK: "Hark! The Herald Angels Sing" (feat. Acacia) (from Vintage Christmas) (2:23) - David Ian
All four previous Jesusfreakhideout.com FREE indie mp3 compilations can still be downloaded here: JFHmusic.com.
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