Given how love is often trivialized in Hallmark Cards and three-minute pop songs, the five guys in Luminate have felt compelled to share a true love that only comes from God as apparent in the song "Banner of Love," off their new album Welcome To Daylight (August 28, 2012).
The album focuses on hope, joy, and leaving our past regrets behind. “Welcome to Daylight is about opening your eyes for the first time and seeing this world through God’s eyes,” says Luminate front man Sam Hancock. “We strive to love as Christ did, realizing that God moves in and through everything, and knowing it’s all a part of a master plan designed by the Creator of the universe. It’s realizing that not only is God stronger than our weakness, but He is a loving Father who delights in His children spending time pursuing Him and fulfilling His plan for our lives.”
Luminate began as an independent band touring the country and playing at camps, churches and music festivals. The band, comprised of Samuel Hancock (vocals), Cody Clark (guitar), Dusty Jakubik (bass), Dustin DeLong (keyboards, vocals) and Aaron Matthew (drums) toured non-stop and recorded three releases before officially signing a record deal. It was during those thousands of miles logged on the highways and byways of America where a committed heart for ministry, not to mention a true brotherhood was forged beyond the band’s shared love of music.
After various EP's, Luminate released their first full-length album Come Home in 2011, and received praise for their catchy rock ballads and meaningful lyrics. Hoping to emphasize the importance of backing up our love by reaching out to those in need, Luminate always plays music with a missionary focus. In a world starved for hope, they offer plenty of affirmation that when you look to God and take in His truth, your life can’t help but change.
Luminate will be joining the Newsboys and Building 429, on the God's Not Dead Tour this fall.