Christian Rock Band Seventh Day Slumber's New Album Resonating With Many: 'Pain Is Universal' (Interview)

Seventh Day Slumber
From left to right : Ken Reed (bass), Joseph Rojas (lead vocals/guitar), Jeremy Holderfield (guitar), and Blaise Rojas (drums) and |

Popular Christian rock act Seventh Day Slumber recently released its 11th studio album to rave reviews from Christian and mainstream audiences alike and the band believes its message of truth can unite the country.

The album Found came out July 28 on VSR Music Group/Capitol Christian Distribution and is Seventh Day Slumber's first release in two years. Upon the album release, it caught the attention of Billboard's mainstream coveted Heatseekers Albums chart, ranking at No. 25 for the week of August 19. Found also debuted at No. 3 on Nielsen Christian SoundScan Rock/Alternative chart.

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When asked why he thought the new album was resonating with both Christian and mainstream audiences, Seventh Day Slumber's founder said he believes vulnerability can bring the whole world together despite differences.

"We are definitely living in divisive times. The truth is, pain is universal. It doesn't matter what side of the tracks you grew up on or who you voted for, we all hurt," frontman Joseph Rojas told The Christian Post. "Our music gives people hope and encourages them to hold on. It lets them know life doesn't have to be depressing and empty. There is a living God who loves you and wants to heal your broken heart."

"We have people from all walks of life who listen to our music and are encouraged by it," Rojas added.