Abandon Control + Group 1 Crew Outta Space Love 2CD
Abandon Control 1. Feel It In Your Heart 2. Help 3. Live It Out 4. SOS 5. Your Love Goes On 6. Let Go 7. New Years Day 8. Talk To Me 9. Push It Away 10. Under Fire 11. Why Does It Take So Long 12. Known 13. Hero
In the two years since Abandon’s Forefront Records debut Searchlights, the San Antonio-based band scored a Dove nomination, throngs of critical acclaim and tours alongside Fireflight, Building 429, Remedy Drive, Teen Mania’s Acquire the Fire, plus a plethora of major faith-based festivals. Amongst all the activity, the modern rockers crafted its sophomore CD Control, which finds the five-some taking the next natural evolutionary musical step, while also turning inward for their greatest lyrical depth to date.
The thirteen tracks that comprise Control are oozing with examples of the group’s instant reliability and heart on sleeve vulnerability, despite all the interactions with success and fame since first starting as an indie act in 2005.
As the idea of Control continued popping up in the songwriting sessions, it was only natural for Abandon to follow suit with the album’s moniker. However, it’s more than merely a quick catch phrase that summarizes the thematic thread throughout the project, but also a chance for audiences to consider a handful of very pertinent rhetorical questions. “‘Are you in control or is God in control?’” the singer encourages fans to ponder. “We basically want people to come away with an answer to ‘who’s controlling your life?’ We’re not really looking for a quick answer, but more to challenge your perspective and to provoke thought and motivation. It’s brave to question where you’re at and search out your heart.”
The group's name was inspired by the Bible verse of Matthew 10:38, which reads "And he that taketh not his cross, and followeth after me, is not worthy of me."
Group 1 Crew Special Bonus Edition: 1. Live It Up 2. Need Your Love 3. Walking on the Stars 4. Let's Go (feat. TobyMac) 5. Lean on Me 6. Beautiful 7. Transcend 8. Outta Space Love 9. Please Don't Let Me Go 10. Wait 11. Breakdown 12. Manipulation 13. Control 14. DigiRock 15. Take It There 16. He Said (feat. Chris August) 17. Walking on the Stars (Garcia Glam Mix) 18. Live It Up (Dance Floor Mix)