DC Talk Celebrates 25th Anniversary of JESUS FREAK with Special Edition Releases, Contest, More
The “Jesus Freak” album has also been re-released and broken down into three, thematic digital EPs. Titles, “What Will People Think,” “Human After All,” and “Trying to Find a Life,” present a deeper dive into the devotional themes of DC Talk’s iconic album. EPs available on all digital streaming platforms.
“When we were finishing up the project, we played Jesus Freak for the the label for the first time and, let’s just say, it wasn’t received well” says album producer and Jesus Freak song co-writer Mark Heimermann. “I later heard that they thought it was the beginning of the end for dc Talk. Funny now for sure, but they were wise enough to trust Toby and keep riding that dc Talk train. We won the Dove Award for “Song of The Year” in 1996 for Jesus Freak and I think we were both shocked. Up until that year, it was always the most conservative music that would win. It was truly ground breaking within the industry. To see 80,000 people at a Billy Graham Crusade singing a song that you were a part of is overwhelming and beyond humbling. Evidently it found its time. The Church needed passionate anthems for its generation and I truly believe God used Jesus Freak to inspire millions of people – believers and non-believers alike.”
All DC Talk social media channels are active and fun for fans to follow as well, with lots of previously never-seen-before content and more. The band can be found @dctalkofficial on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.