Sure the five-member boy-band known as Plus One has stunned the industry by releasing the best selling artist project in the Year 2000. And
yes, their debut project, The Promise, already certified Gold by the RIAA, did set a debut week record for the most units sold by a new
contemporary Christian artist. And by now everyone knows the Nashville-based quintet took home the Dove Award for best new artist.
But what have they done for us lately?
“We are recording another album,” answers Nate Cole. “We are writing for it right now. It should be out in the fall.”
Noting that The Promise only featured one tune that was penned by the band members (“Be” was written by Cole and singing partners Gabe
Combs and Nathan Walters), they expect to have a lot more to say on the next disc.
“We have always written,” Jeremy Mhire explains, “but I think we have had time to develop our skills more. We’ve had more experience
writing, and we have learned how to put our thoughts together better.
Still, for an album, we always want the best songs available, whether it comes from us or from other writers.”
“We write with each other,” Gabe adds. “And I think we are good at critiquing each other. (Producer) David Foster always says, ‘you have to be
your biggest editor’. You have to be able to edit yourself. You have to realize that just because it is a song that YOU wrote, that doesn’t mean
it is a hit.”
“I think it is just the constant training that makes you better at your craft,” Nathan says. “You know you’ve got a good song when you find
yourself singing it when you don’t have to.”
In addition to working on the follow-up to their amazingly successful debut album, Plus One is currently on the road, headlining their highly
anticipated North American tour with special guests Rachel Lampa and Stacie Oricco.
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