album Something Different (August 28, 2015) includes the song "Prodigal" which declares God's invitation to all those who are lost in isolation, or shame, to come home to His wide open arms!
The band- comprised of David Frey (lead singer), Ben McDonald (rhythm guitar), Cal Joslin (bass) and Justin Nace (drums) - got its start by leading worship at its alma mater, Anderson University. With a desire to encourage its fellow believers on how to integrate worship with real life, the band played independently for several years before signing a record deal and moving to Nashville. While independent, the band did whatever it took to make it, even if it meant sleeping in the janitor’s closet at some venues and subsiding on dinners of beans and cornbread while honing their skills.
In 2012, Sidewalk Prophets released their album Live Like That which included the song "Keep Making Me." It's a song that speaks of the importance of being broken and vulnerable before God:
"I think we all can agree that one of the most important things in life is love. It’s what life is all about," says lead singer David Frey. "Often it’s a scary thought- to be open with someone and to truly love them. But I think it’s gets to the core of what Jesus is all about."
He continues, "I think we need to pray scary prayers that are so vulnerable that they leave us open for being broken and changing our bad habits. It’s not an easy thing, but I think it’s a beautiful thing. To love is to be vulnerable. To let God enter in and say 'break me.' We all need love, and true love only comes from Christ."
The message of Live Like That - which also contains the songs, "Help Me Find It," and "Live Like That" - committing to selflessness and faithful optimism, is evident on every song on the record.
"This album is a reflection of our journey in music and our desire to live our lives in such a way that it is rooted in a deep passion and love that knows no bounds." says David
Teaming up with Ian Eskelin, All Star United frontman and an accomplished producer, the band recorded its first album These Simple Truths with a goal of convincing even the most jaded listener that it is possible to craft relateable and entertaining music with a Christ-centered message.
Thanks in large part to their single "The Words I Would Say" and "You Love Me Anyway," the album earned them distinction as the 2010 “New Artist of the Year” at the Gospel Music Association’s annual Dove Awards.
Sidewalk Prophets debuted their new song "Prodigal" at the 2015 K-LOVE Fan Awards in Nashville, TN.