Top 5 charting CCM group Consumed By Fire, signed to Red Street Records, has released their much-anticipated album, “First Things First,” available on all major platforms (listen here).
The release coincides with the unveiling of a captivating acoustic video for their latest single, “Walk With Jesus” (watch here). The album marks a significant milestone for the Ward brothers, with a collection of songs that reflect their personal journey through life’s trials and tribulations.
Jordan Ward, one of the band members, explained the album’s inspiration, saying, “This collection of songs was birthed out of the hardest season that our family has ever walked through. We hope as people take the journey of ‘First Things First’ (the album), they will hear the conversations we were having with the Lord during some of those times. We hope they’ll be able to hear the scriptures we clung to and declared over our family even when the circumstances looked impossible to ever recover from (BUT GOD). Ultimately, we hope they hear the surrender that brought us to the end of ourselves and that it would somehow inspire their own surrender and personal walks with Jesus.”
Consumed By Fire has experienced a series of “firsts” recently, including a K-Love Fan Awards nomination for Breakout Single of the Year with “First Things First.” They have also earned their first-ever Dove Awards nomination for Rock/Contemporary Recorded Song of the Year for “Goodbye Ole Me.” To celebrate their new album, the band is headlining their First Things First Tour, taking place from September through October (see dates here). Fans attending the tour can expect to hear not only familiar hits like the No. 2 charted “First Things First” but also experience the band’s brand new 13-track album, featuring songs like “Time In The Water” and “A Little Bit Longer.”
The “First Things First” album was produced by Scotty Wilbanks in collaboration with the Ward Brothers and boasts a talented team of writers, including Brian White, Brian Bunn, and Red Street’s own Don Koch and Iveth Luna. With its diverse range of tracks, from inspirational ballads like “There Was A Grace” to the lively, funky sounds of “Hands Up, Praise Up,” the album promises to touch the hearts of listeners everywhere.