(PHOTO: The M Collective)
Christian singer and songwriter Crowder announced yesterday that his new single "I Am" will be available at digital retailers on November 25.
"I Am" is the debut track off Crowder's first solo studio record, Neon Steeple, which is due February 18 2014 on sixstepsrecords. Though he was previously the frontman of David Crowder*Band, this album is Crowder's first foray into being a solo artist.
This last spring, Crowder headlined a 20-plus city "It'll Cure What Ails Ya" club tour. The artist will join the artists on the Winter Jam tour this fall for the West Coast run in preparation of Neon Steeple.
He will be performing with Newsboys, Tenth Avenue North and Thousand Foot Krutch among the others. He will also embark on a spring tour in 2014 with All Sons & Daughters and Capital Kings.
The David Crowder*Band released a greatest hits album, All This For A King: The Essential Collection on May 21.
"No band in worship music was more creative and pushed boundaries of what could be considered worshipful music. For a career, David Crowder*Band earns five stars hands down," said Jesus Freak Hideout.
The album features 14 of the band's biggest tracks: "How He Loves," "O Praise Him (All This For A King)," "Everything Glorious," as well as remixes from Family Force 5, Capital Kings, and The Digital Age (a group made up of former DC*B members), and a new song from David Crowder himself, "This I Know."
The critics are raving about the brilliance of the album including CP's very own Breathecast: "If you have never owned a DCB record, this is the right place to start," they wrote.
"Lyrically, Crowder is just unashamed of Christ as ever. It should be a fine new chapter in one of CCM's most recognizable names … This is a solid collection of hits," New Release Tuesday said.
The David Crowder*Band broke up last year, but made sure to do so in grand fashion by releasing, Give Us Rest (A Requiem Mass in C [The Happiest of All Keys]), which debuted as the No. 2 record in the country, according to The M Collective.
Their last performance came at the Passion 2012 Conference.