We Are Messengers
Combining anthemic pop hooks with a message of faith, Christian rockers We Are Messengers will take the stage of Hoover Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 13.
Seeing lives radically transformed with the desire to serve God is the heartbeat behind We Are Messengers. The band, originally from Ireland and now based in the United States, is a rag tag group of friends consisting of Darren Mulligan (lead vocals), Kyle Williams (guitar), Drew Kerxton (drums) and Raul Aguilar (bass) who still believe that it’s possible to change the world.
The band identifies with the hurting, the outsider and the underdog, and offers songs like an olive branch to society’s marginalized. They have captivated audiences across the world with a live show that is as gritty and rowdy as it is tender and connective.
Whether on stage or in the studio, We Are Messengers presents its truth with a confidence and purity that cuts through the noise. “We try to write simple songs for a very complicated world,” shares Mulligan. “At the very core of what we do is honesty and transparency. We want to be sincere. I want to be vulnerable and write songs that allow people to meet with God right where they are, in their humanity.”
We Are Messengers’ blue-collar work ethic and unfiltered honesty are front and center on Power, an album worthy of its name. Power is the band’s first full-length record since their critically acclaimed, self-titled debut.
With nearly 100 million on-demand streams and more than 1 billion radio impressions, the Dove-nominated and K-LOVE Fan Award-winning band boasts six Top 10 Billboard Christian Airplay hits, and three Top 5 singles, elevating the stakes for We Are Messengers’ sophomore effort.
Power’s dozen tracks are as diverse as the band’s fanbase. From the Gospel-charged title track and reggae-inflected “Love,” to the Irish lilt of “Home” and the message of self-acceptance found on the number one radio single “Maybe It’s Ok,” the album uses a spectrum of sonic textures woven together lyrically by the one thread that sets We Are Messengers apart from other bands: their uncanny ability to speak the truth in love.
“We want to tell people about the goodness of God. Music allows us to have that conversation,” Mulligan offers of We Are Messengers’ ultimate mission. “We want to love people the way He loves us.”