Power pop vocal group 1GN, formerly 1 Girl Nation, is set to release its anticipated sophomore album, Unite, on April 15 with Reunion Records. The GMA Dove Award New Artist Nominee is excited to bring fans new music with a meaningful message.
The new album centers around the anthemic song “Guard Your Heart,” based on Proverbs 4:23-27, which begins with the encouragement, “Above all else, guard your heart.” The scripture is a kind of slogan for the girls to their fans. “So much of our life and interactions today are now through social media and online, which is awesome. But the dangers are real,” explains Lauryn Taylor Bach. “The images hitting us in pop culture are often overly sexualized and filled with hate, bullying, violence and division. We just want to encourage each other to guard our hearts from these things.”
While the album definitely treads into deep topics, it also contains a fresh, fun and infectious sound. 1GN partnered with producer duo Jordan Sapp and Dave Wyatt (TobyMac) for the album’s first single, “Get Hype.” Written to get crowds ready for 1GN’s exciting live show, the result is without question a fun and energetic pop track that will make fans want to dance. “As Christians, we have more to hope for and more to celebrate than anyone can imagine,” shares Kayli Robinson. “A song like ‘Get Hype’ is just a modern expression of the joy and excitement we should feel as members of the body of Christ.” The track titles are listed below, which includes this new upbeat dance single.
Since the group’s debut in 2013, 1GN has released A Very 1 Girl Nation Christmas EP (2014), which included “Let It Go” from Disney’s classic film Frozen. In 2015, the girls released their own 40-day devotional book published by Lifeway Christian Resources titled No Filter. The devotional shares their stories of how their relationship with Christ teaches them to live a life of faith and authenticity.
1GN has performed on many stages throughout their career. With their exciting live shows, the girls have been the exclusive musical guest on more than 80 “Secret Keeper Girl Tour” concert dates, co-headlined the “While We’re Young” Tour with OBB and a featured performer at Disney’s Night of Joy. To promote their new album, 1GN will be on tour throughout the summer and fall. For more information, please visit here.
UNITE TRACK LISTING:
Guard Your Heart
(From left to right) Kayli Robinson, Carmen Hadley and Lauryn Taylor Bach
ABOUT 1GN: 1GN, comprised of Lauryn Taylor Bach, Kayli Robinson and Carmen Hadley, blends upbeat, relevant pop music, with lyrics that are focused on one united message of overcoming hate with love, and living boldly for Christ, even while having fun. Their self-titled debut album 1 Girl Nation was released in August 2013, which reached No. 2 on Billboard’s Heatseeker Albums chart and No. 9 on Billboard’s Top Christian Albums chart. 1GN has played on more than 80 “Secret Keeper Girl Tour” concert dates, co-headlined the “While We’re Young” Tour with OBB and performed at Disney’s Night of Joy. The group earned a “New Artist of the Year” nomination for the 45th Annual GMA Dove Awards. Their sophomore album, Unite, will release April 15, 2016.