BEC Recordings band The Museum are gearing up for their sophomore label project, ‘My Only Rescue,’ which is due for release on 28th August 2012. This album follows the well-received debut ‘Let Love Win’ (2010), which delivered two hit singles: ’My Help Comes From The Lord’ and ‘Allelujah’. In addition to the radio airplay, The Museum received rave press reviews as well as grew their fan base with their constant touring over the last two years.
Refocused in their calling and purpose, the band concentrated on writing as a group as well as working with just one producer, Pete Kipley (Phil Wickham, Matthew West, MercyMe). Through their dedication to bring the best possible songs to life on ‘My Only Rescue,’ The Museum accomplished exactly what they set out to do.
“We are called to write songs for the church,” front man Ben Richter adds. “Whether they are heard on the radio, at one of our shows, or on the album, we hope that our purpose rings out loud and clear.”
Beyond improved sonics and musicianship, Richter believes that the new album takes the band a significant step further in both their creative and spiritual calling. The first single, ‘Love Will Find You,’ was written months earlier for a friend who felt impossibly distant from God due to personal mistakes and sin. The song’s relevance was confirmed when the band travelled to the Philippines with Compassion International.
“There we were, after multiple long flights, a two hour van ride, a ferry ride, and then a rainy ride on boats so small only four people could fit on each one – to get to an island with just four families on it. We were literally on the other side of the world, and God was already there. Although we had written the lyric months earlier, we knew this would be the theme of the record.”
The band’s passion for bringing God’s love to the ends of the earth is evident in their partnerships with the poverty relief agency Compassion International and the anti-slavery ministry Not For Sale (NFS). The Museum also penned a theme song for the NFS ministry which is featured on the new release.