Tenth Avenue North has something big coming, ya’ll.
The band, made up of Mike Donehey, Jeff Owen, Ruben Juarez and Brendon Shirley, took to their official Instagram account, to share a series of three photos, one at a time.
The group’s account was wiped clean except for the announcement teaser.
“4/26. Something’s happening,” read the photo’s caption.
While the band left fans guessing, it’s possible that the foursome could be teasing a new album.
Tenth Avenue North’s last full album was 2016’s Followers, which saw hits such as “I Have This Hope” and “Control (Somehow You Want Me)”.
Last year, the band released an EP called, The Things We’ve Been Afraid To Say, that addressed taboo topics not commonly discussed in church, or particularly, in Christian music.
In a video on the band’s Youtube channel, Mike discussed the kind of songs fans would find on the six track record.
‘The topics range from being attracted to someone who’s not your spouse, casual sex and pornography, political outrage and hatred, shame, secrets, fear, and sexual abuse.
By no means is this a comprehensive list. It wasn’t meant to be. These are just songs that have naturally come out of our writing sessions over the last few years, and we’ve finally found courage to put them all into one place. “
2018 saw the last time one of the band’s founding members, Jason Jamison, performed with the group, before announcing his departure.
In May of last year, Jason informed fans that he would be leaving after nearly 20 years together, to spend time with his family and take a job with missionary ministry, Compassion International.
Tenth Avenue North, along with many Christian music artists, have worked closely with Compassion throughout their career, so it looks to be a good, yet bittersweet, transition.
As for Tenth Avenue North, we’re patiently waiting for Friday’s big announcement!
“Beginning in July I will be working with Compassion to help artists just like Tenth Avenue North get impoverished children all over the world sponsored and release them from poverty in Jesus name.
So today is a mixed bag of emotions. Change is typically very hard, but also very good. I am sad to say goodbye to the stage. I am glad that I don’t have to say goodbye to the family I have made on the road. I am so excited to be home with my wife and four kids. And I am more than honored to be part of the Compassion team and I look forward to the new adventure God has for me.”