British-American sister duo, The Sonflowerz, return with a new single, “By Faith”, the title of their new full-length album. Produced by Matthew Fallentine (Desperation Band, New Life Worship) and Don Koch (6-time Dove award winner), “By Faith” strikes a chord with worship leaders. “There is a theme of worship throughout the album, which stems from our beginning as a worship band for our youth group. We have always loved seeing people encounter God in a personal way, and we hope other churches can find these songs useful,” says Elissa.
NewReleaseTuesday.com says, “This album is filled with great harmonies, vertical worship lyrics and every song is an offering of praise to our Lord and Savior Jesus. If you like songs that are filled with biblical truth and enjoy bands like Point of Grace and BarlowGirl with female harmonies, then look no further.”
The Sonflowerz have shared the stage with artists such as Third Day, Building 429, Laura Story, Needtobreathe, Sanctus Real, and others. They opened for Sara Groves’ Christmas Tour in 2009.
The sisters have been touring with LifeWay Women and author/speaker Vicki Courtney for “You and Your Girl”, an event that has reached 18,000 moms and daughters in 22 churches, including a nationwide simulcast with 66 hosting sites.
The Sonflowerz began in 1999 when Elissa Leander began writing original worship songs at the age of 14. Encouraged by her youth pastor to form a band with her sister, Becca, they began performing at various venues across Colorado. The act’s first album, You Remain, and single, Crazy Love, were released in 2002. Their sophomore effort, Alive in You, was released a few years later.
While attending the 33rd GMA Music in the Rockies, Elissa and Becca won first place in two categories of the competition in Estes Park, Colorado. Soon after, they began writing songs for their 3rd album, produced by Don Koch, titled “All Over The World”. The title track was inspired by the duo’s experiences in England and Wales, doing ministry tours.
Radio stations across the US and Europe embraced the follow-up singles, “My Adoration” and “Edge Of My Seat”, co-written with Koch, a 6-time Dove Award winning songwriter. “When I first met The Sonflowerz, I was taken back by how transparent their hearts are,” Koch said. “I could easily see Christ in them. Their passion for family, for ministry, and their love for singing came shining through.” The songs were aired on over 600 radio stations and distributed by Provident Distribution / Integrity Europe.
“Edge Of My Seat” won the grand prize award from OurStage.com by receiving the highest number of votes for any song in all 56 genres.
Genre: Acoustic Rock
Members: Elissa, Becca
Current Record Label: Sonflower Records
Albums: You Remain (2002), Alive In You (2005), All Over the World (2008), Beautiful Miracle EP (2009), By Faith (2011)