Four-time Dove Award nominee Manafest is set to release his seventh label album, The Moment, with BEC Recordings on August 5. This album follows his highly popular and best-selling 2012 album Fighter. An artist and author, Manafest continues to evolve while not abandoning his rap-rock roots. The Moment features 12 new songs, including the track “Diamonds” with Thousand Foot Krutch’s Trevor McNevan. The new radio single, “Edge of My Life” will be going for Hot AC/CHR adds on July 4. The album was produced by Thousand Foot Krutch’s Joel Bruyere (10 tracks), Adam Messinger (“Edge of My Life”) and Joshua O’Haire (“Light”).
The Moment gets back to Manafest’s roots of rhyming and infusing a singing style that is his own making this his strongest and most creative effort yet. Incorporating his fans with this project, Manafest has utilized Pledge Music to help fund this album while giving fans exclusive access inside the album-making process. Click here to be a part of his Pledge Music campaign.
“Life is made up of many moments – some big some small -and you want to be present for all of them,” shares Manafest on the topic of his upcoming release. “The Moment is a transparent look behind the curtain of my thoughts, beliefs and outlook on life.”
Manafest has experienced many life moments over the last year as he released his first book Fighter as well as became a dad with the birth of his daughter earlier this year. He is excited to get back in front of his international fanbase to share this new album. Manafest will be hitting the road in support of The Moment this year, having shared the stage with Christian rock greats such as RED, Thousand Foot Krutch, Skillet, and many others. Fans can catch Manafest at festivals this summer starting yesterday with Atlanta Festival, Alive, East to West Festival, LifeLight Festival, Rock the Universe and Awakening Festival.
The Moment Track Listing
Edge of My Life
Love Wide Open
Bull In A China Shop
Thrill of it All
Over the past decade, Chris Greenwood has used the moniker Manafest to organically build his fan base playing over 1000 shows on 4 continents. In 2006, Manafest released Glory from which the rock anthem “Impossible,” featuring Thousand Foot Krutch’s Trevor McNevan, became a global hit. In 2008, Manafest followed up with Citizens Activ, which catapulted success garnering multiple TV placements and his overall presence in the US and internationally. In 2010, Manafest released his most critically acclaimed project, The Chase, which he received his second JUNO Award nomination as well as won a 2010 GMA Canada Award. In June 2011, Manafest released his first self-titled live DVD / CD. In 2012, Manafest released his fifth studio album, Fighter, which debuted in the Top 20 on the iTunes® Rock album chart at No. 16 and was the highest career debut for Manafest landing at No. 7 on the Billboard Heatseekers chart. Manafest spent weeks touring in Japan and China supporting the international release of Fighter where he debuted at No. 8 on the Japan iTunes chart. Fighter was nominated for a 2013 Dove Award. In 2013 he released his first book with the same title as his best-selling album Fighter. Touring worldwide Manafest has traveled to the United Kingdom, Ireland, New Zealand, Japan and United States.
SOURCE: Merge PR