We're excited to announce that JJ Weeks is Centricity Publishing's newest signed writer!
JJ is the frontman of the JJ Weeks Band, who's music has been featured on the official soundtracks for the high-profile films, God’s Not Dead and Four Blood Moons. With the debut of their first national release in 2013, the group earned a Top 10 single with “Let Them See You,” a song that remained on Billboard’s National Christian Audience Chart for 29 weeks. “I would sing that little chorus to God every single morning for years before it ever became a song,” Weeks says of the band’s biggest hit to date, adding that he was surprised with how widely it resonated with fans. “God obviously saw fit to do something different with it, and we’ve been blown away by what God’s done."
For Weeks and his bandmates, the stories they hear from fans are the crowning achievement of their vocation. “Making a difference in people’s lives—that’s really why we do this, we want to be a vessel,” the frontman asserts. “We can sing for two hours, and it will not change anything, but God can move in a moment and change everything. That’s just how big our God is,” Weeks maintains. “Our central message is ‘Come to Jesus,’ because He loves us more than we can ever understand.”
JJ & the band will be releasing a new album in April titled, As Long As We Can Breathe, which includes a collection of songs that remind listeners of God’s peace and presence through a thoughtful mix of lush balladry and groove-inducing hooks. With Weeks as the primary lyricist, more than 40 songs were written for this album. Although in the past the veteran frontman has generally written straight from melodies in his head, the creative process for As Long As We Can Breathe matched him, for the first time, with numerous other songwriters. Weeks co-wrote six of the tracks on the new album, were results of co-writing sessions with Benji Cowart, Michael Farren, Mia Fieldes, Seth Mosley and Travis Ryan, among others, with Jonathan Smith (Tim Timmons, Sidewalk Prophets) helming production. “It’s the best album we’ve ever crafted, and we’re just thankful that God let us be a part of it.”
Be on the lookout for the first single off of the album, titled, "Alive In Me"!