“Adrenaline fueled holiday cheer” – New Release Tuesday
“Enthralling and inspiring” – 365 Days of Inspiring Media
Word Entertainment 3-piece alternative band of brothers, Everfound, caps off an extraordinary year with their Christmas EP, Resolution. While they’ve held a recurrent Christmas tour, “Rock the Halls,” over the past few years, Resolution is the band’s first Christmas project and is already receiving critical acclaim and satiating their expanding fan-base.
The 5-song EP is a blend of traditional and original Christmas favorites, plus an instrumental take on “Carol of the Bells,” which New Release Tuesday says is, “spectacular” from the band “known for their flawless blend of electronic synth elements and grinding alternative sounds.” Everfound takes on two classic carols, “Silent Night” and “O Come, O Come Emmanuel,” with inventive remixes, including a final verse in Russian on the former, a nod to their heritage and global reach. Australia’s 365 days of Inspiring Media says that with “O Come” the Russian trio delivers an ” electronic/dance themed remixed melody [that] is recorded to perfection.”
The title track serves as a Christmas and New Year’s anthem, bringing full circle the theme of hope represented by the coming of the New Year.
No matter what this year will bring me/I’m ready for a new beginning/
Watch over me and keep me marching on/With eyes wide open – Resolution
Resolution is the latest in a growing list of milestones acheived by the band. Just last week, their single, “Take This City (feat. Joel of for KING & COUNTRY),” was featured on ESPN‘s Monday Night Football in conjunction with the release of the music video, which premiered exclusively on NewReleaseTuesday.com on November 3. 2014 also brought about a Dove nomination for Rock/Contemporary Album of the Year alongside labelmates Switchfoot and NEEDTOBREATHE, as well as the band’s Take This City headlining tour, which ran September through early November.
For more information on Resolution and Everfound, visit Everfound.com.
1. Carol of the Bells
3. Silent Night
4. O Come, O Come, Emmanuel
5. I Want Christmas Back
Everfound, comprised of three brothers, Nikita Odnoralov (vocals, keys), Ruslan Odnoralov (guitar, keys, programming) and Yan Odnoralov (drums), were born in and spent their first few years of life in Pyatigorsk, Russia. Before the fall of the Soviet Union, religion was seen as a threat to the government. Their great uncle spent 20 years in prision just for owning a Bible, their father was harassed by the police for attending Bible studies and their grandmother was fired from her job for professing her faith. In the late 90s, the boys’ parents, seeking religious freedom, packed everything they could into suitcases and moved their young family to Colorado. The brothers are incredibily grateful for what their parents did and are fully aware of the freedom they receive in the United States. When their parents were growing up in Russia, there were no Christian radio stations and the government would try to jam frequencies when American missionaries would transmit the gospel from across the border. Now, without fear of persecution, Everfound can freely have their music transmitted all over the world. On July 16, 2013, the band released their self-titled Word Entertainment debut album and the singles, “Never Beyond Repair” and “God Of The Impossible,” climbed into the Top 20 at radio. Their track “What Love Means” is featured in the musical companion to the History Channel’s mini-series “The Bible.” Everfound performed on the world’s top-attended tour (1st quarter), The Winter Jam Tour Spectacular 2014. The band received the “New Artist of the Year” award for NewReleaseTuesday.com’s 2014 “We Love Christian Music Awards,” and in August 2014 received their first GMA Dove Award nomination for their eponymous debut album, in the category “Rock/Contemporary Album of the Year.” These multi-instrumental musicians have played over one-thousand shows throughout both the U.S. and Europe, and released four albums independently.