Last week, Southern pop/rockers Consumed By Fire debuted their first EP Lean On Me with Inpop Records and with the success of the title-track, they are proving to be a force to be reckoned with.
“Lean On Me” was recently added to radio and has already landed within the top 25 on the National Audience Chart. Watch the official lyric video here:
The hit single was inspired by the brother trio’s involvement with ChildFund International, an organization that aims to help deprived, excluded and vulnerable children have the capacity to improve their lives and the opportunity to become to young adults, parents and leaders who bring lasting and positive change in their communities.
“With all the ministry trips we have taken, we have seen the struggles that our brothers and sisters in the faith go through both in Africa and in our own neighborhoods,” explains Jordan. “The Apostle Paul calls us into action in Galatians by saying: ‘carry each other’s burdens, and in this way we fulfill the law of Christ’. So because of this, we can’t just dismiss the issues because they “aren’t happening here or to me.” We are to be the hands and feet of Jesus – so we should all make this our anthem and sing out with compassion, ‘When you don’t have a home – you can lean on me.’
It is this message that Josh, Jordan and Caleb Ward are extending to others this Christmas. On November 28 in Covington, OH, Consumed By Fire will embark on its family-friendly Christmas tour that will be free of charge for concertgoers and will give people the opportunity to sponsor a child through ChildFund. For every child sponsored, the recipient will receive a gift from the band in return filled with over $200 of merchandise and goods.
“We know finances are tight around Christmas for everyone and we want to give families something to do together that doesn’t break the bank,” explains Jordan. “My brothers and I are very blessed to live the life we lead, so if we can help others this Christmas, whether it’s helping grow their family with a child through ChildFund or taking their minds off of the pressures of life for a little while through a concert; if families leave changed and walk away with a new joy they didn’t have before, then we have done what we set out to do.”
The EP includes four songs that will also be featured on their forthcoming full-length album, tentatively titled Giving Over that is set to release in spring of 2016.
For tour dates and more information on Consumed By Fire, please go to www.cbfmusic.com and www.inpoprecords.com.
About Consumed By Fire:
Consumed by Fire, made up of Caleb, Josh and Jordan Ward are a musically inventive Southern pop/rock band that combines their church roots with an eclectic array of influences distilled into a sound that is uniquely their own. Growing up, when they weren’t leading worship at their parent’s church, the three brothers were singing songs from Creedence, Bob Seger or The Eagles with their large musical family. It wasn’t long before the brothers found calling and their own musical voice and shortly after, Consumed By Fire was born.
Having already recorded four independent albums earlier in their career, this year the Oklahoma native’s will release a digital EP, with a full-length album to follow in the spring of 2016. www.cbfmusic.com