The Afters have garnered their sixth No. 1 with their latest “Shadows” earning the top spot on the Billboard Christian Rock Chart while the single continues to clip the Billboard Hot AC chart, hitting No. 7 this week. Found on their fifth album, Live On Forever, the track sets the tone of the record with its message of motivation and inspiration. Live On Forever released in the fall of 2016, and emerged out of a season of trials for the band, serving as a reminder of God’s faithfulness and strength in our moments of weakness.
“’Shadows” reflects the themes of rise up, get up, God has your back, you’re not in this alone,” says front man Josh Havens. “We thought, let’s encourage people and let this be a weapon for people’s faith: something they can hold onto.”
Additionally, The Afters’ “Eyes Of A Believer” is impacting AC and Soft AC radio formats now. The band is set to play at various festivals throughout the summer, and will headline the “Live On Forever” Tour this fall with Jason Gray and David Dunn. For the latest tour information, visit www.TheAfters.com.
About The Afters
Texas-based, four-piece band The Afters were propelled into the national spotlight with their INO/Sony Music Label Group debut I Wish We All Could Win. The project spawned the swirling, melodic hit “Beautiful Love,” earning the band an enthusiastic following when the song was selected as the theme track for MTV’s “8th and Ocean.” “Beautiful Love” was also the most downloaded track of 2006 on the iTunes ® Inspirational charts and garnered the band an mtvU award. The Afters’ sophomore release Never Going Back To OK (INO/Columbia Records) debuted in the Top 50 on the Billboard Top 200, and proved to be a sensation on the silver screen with “Grey’s Anatomy” (ABC), “Dr. Phil,” “Army Wives” (Lifetime) and “Rachael Ray.” The band’s third record Light Up the Sky bolstered two No. 1 radio hits, as well as placements on “The Biggest Loser” (NBC) and “You Deserve It” (ABC). A slew of media including Rolling Stone, Seventeen.com, E! News Live, TV Guide, Premiere Radio and more also picked up on covering The Afters. Their fifth studio album, Live On Forever, released in Sept. 2016.