NASHVILLE, TENN. (APRIL 09, 2020) Integrity Music announces the signing of Seattle-based band Citizens as they release their unique project, The Joy of Being (Phone Demos), today. The band set out to make a record of songs for the church to sing, without music and production overcoming the lyrics. To accomplish this goal, Citizens recorded this project on iPhones acoustically in an empty church. The Joy of Being (Phone Demos) features a collection of songs with lyric, melody and basic instrumentation that anyone could connect with and lead. As worship is moving from the sanctuary to the living room in this quarantine season, songs of substance and simple arrangements are more and more vital.
"We wanted to make something that disrupted the norms of modern church music, specifically all the fanfare we (talking to ourselves here too) have put around production," shares Zach Bolen of Citizens.[…] Source: Christian Music