Centricity Music recording artist Jason Gray has combined insightful and heartfelt lyrics with infectious pop melodies for over a decade. This bestselling, multiple No. 1 and Top 5 hitmaking songwriter just released his long-awaited, seven-song Reorder EP last Friday (Oct. 2) to digital and streaming outlets globally. The EP is the third volume of his 18-song Order Disorder Reorder LP that releases Oct. 23.
Part one of his new album, Order, released just over a year ago, features the Top 10 Billboard Christian AC chart radio hit “I’m Gonna Let It Go” and explores topics “when things are more or less going the way you hope.” Part two, Disorder, released March 20, features the Top 20 Billboard AC Indicator chart hit single “Remind Me You’re Here” and is a group of honest, transformative songs about when order falls apart. The final chapter of Gray’s new album, Reorder, features the hopeful declaration “Right on Time” and the radio single “Glory Days,” and is about coming out the other side of our hardship “as wiser, stronger, more humble and compassionate versions of ourselves.”
“I released the Order EP a year ago. Then, as fate would have it, the Disorder EP released the week we went into national lockdown (sorry everybody—I didn’t realize how much power I had). Since then, I’ve been working hard to do my part and get Reorder finished and out into the world to see if it’ll help,” laughs Gray.
“All joking aside, I do hope the music is helpful for people. That’s why I wrote them,” he continues. ”Reorder brings the Order Disorder and Reorder cycle to completion with seven new songs about lessons learned on the other side of adversity. This was the part of the story I’ve always been most excited about.”
The cascading release schedule of Order Disorder Reorder has been divided into three parts “to give time and space to reflect on one part of the journey before digging into the next,” Gray says.
The full Order Disorder Reorder track listing follows:
02 Maker of Mornings (I Am Loved)
04 I’m Gonna Let It Go
05 Order Disorder Reorder
07 Remind Me You’re Here
09 Fight For You
10 New Song
11 Hard Times Prelude
12 What the Hard Times Taught Me
13 Glory Days
14 Bring It All
16 Again And Again
17 Right On Time
18 Every Moment Belongs
* Order (tracks 1-5), Disorder (tracks 6-11) and Reorder (tracks 12-18)
Playing the new music and fan favorites outdoors in non-traditional, socially-distanced atmospheres or indoors for churches with less than a couple hundred in attendance, Gray has become one of Centricity Music’s most active touring artists. Following the cancellation of his full-production tour with another band due to COVID-19, Gray is able to effectively lead events with just a guitar, pedalboard and a bevy of hit songs.
“While touring schedules have come to almost a complete halt, Christian artist Jason Gray found a way to deliver intimate, small, live performances that he said met a need for community and connection,” shares American Songwriter in a story on Gray’s touring that ran today.
“I wanted to build handrails for people in the storms of life,” Gray shares in the article. “Handrails to give them a sense of being secure and anchored, something to hold onto that hopefully might reduce their anxiety and sense of confusion.”
Following all local pandemic guidelines, and with upcoming events in nine states and more concerts being added regularly, Gray’s current itinerary is listed below:
Jason Gray “Order Disorder Recorder Fall 2020 Tour”:
Oct. 2 Long Grove, IL, Long Grove Community Church, Tickets
Oct. 15 Bear, DE, Christ The Cornerstone United Methodist Church, Free
Oct. 16 Frederick, MD, New Hope Orthodox Presbyterian Church, Tickets
Oct. 17 West Hartford, CT, House Concert – Private Event, Info
Oct. 18 North Stonington, CT *
Oct. 24 Burlington, IN, Burlington Faith Church-Christ, Info
Oct. 30 Green Bay, WI, Cup O Joy, Tickets
Nov. 1 Brandon, SD, Living Springs Church, Info
Nov. 12 New Ulm, MN
Nov. 13 Wells, MN *
Nov. 14 Streaming Live Tickets
Nov. 15 River Falls, WI *
Nov. 21 Danbury, CT, Community Coffeehouse, Tickets
Nov. 22 Ocala, FL, St. John Lutheran Church, Tickets
Dec. 3 New Ulm, MN, Numas Haus Virtual Benefit Event – Livestream, Info
Dec. 9-10 Hopkins, MN *
* Tentative but probable events
Along with his touring, Gray is also hosting the widely successful Acoustic Storytime heard on SiriusXM The Message on the second Friday of every month at noon ET. Named after his live album that released in 2008, this monthly writer’s-round radio show recorded at The Well Coffeehouse in Nashville (Brentwood, TN) is sponsored by Compassion LIVE and features performances and stories behind the songs from many well-known Christian artists.
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