Since Peter Furler left the Newsboys citing reasons of possible burnout as the reason to walk away from the band, many die-hard Newsboys fans (and fans of Peter himself) thought that the band would be done. Nevertheless, Duncan, Jody and Jeff soldiered on, this time with ex-dc Talk lead singer Michael Tait at the helm of the Newsboys. A different musical flavour and a different direction, many listeners questioned how long Newsboys would continue under such a different lead singer to Peter, both in a musical sense as well as vocally. No longer could they call themselves the band from down under- with 3 out of 4 members now hailing from the U.S.A. and only Duncan Phillips being Australian, it seems a bit of a stretch to label them still as an Aussie band. Yet the band still continued, amidst all the chatter, criticism and cynicism they copped since 2009 onwards. Now four years, 3 albums and an EP later under Michael Tait’s leadership, the band are now back with their fourth album with Michael fronting the nearly 30 year old band. With hits like ‘Born Again’, ‘God’s Not Dead’, ‘Save Your Life’, ‘Way Beyond Myself’ and ‘Miracles’ running into the books of chart topping radio singles, the music keeps coming for a band that has had a remake and a rebirth of sorts. Releasing their first radio single ‘Live with Abandon’ from their September 10th album Restart, the Newsboys have delivered an album with similar style to Born Again. If Born Again was a rock album, and their 2011 God’s Not Dead record was pop-worship inspired, Restart would probably fit in the middle (more leaning towards their 2010 album than their 2011 one).
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