Red Street Records’ trio of brothers, Consumed By Fire, announces their first release of the new year, “Goodbye Ole Me,” which is available everywhere today. Kicking off 2023 with a buoyant and encouraging song, the band is excited about “all the energy this song will bring to live settings.”
Produced by trusted friend Scotty Wilbanks (NEEDTOBREATHE, Third Day, Rhett Walker) and written by band members Caleb and Jordan Ward alongside labelmate Iveth Luna, the sing-along tune shares the feeling of being made brand new as Jesus lives within. “Every mistake / He Washed me clean / When I lost my way / Amazing grace found me,” the band sings. Bringing a biblical interpretation, Jordan shares, “I feel like the energy you feel (from the song) comes heavily from the lyrics inspired by Galatians 2:20.”
Before it officially goes live on Friday, January 13, an exclusive viewing of the lighthearted and satirical music video for "Goodbye Ole Me" is set for Thursday, January 12 beginning at 12pm ET/11am CT at JesusFreakHideout.com. “We wanted to do something fun for this new video that showed a bit of our personality… it’s also loaded with quite a bit of symbolism!” the band says.
“Goodbye Ole Me” is the latest release from their upcoming project which is currently in progress. Top 20-and-climbing at Christian radio, their current single “First Things First” is receiving attention with spotlights from K-LOVE and Air1 Radio, both praising the band for their “deft lyricism and tight harmonies.”
The band is hitting the road this spring with upcoming dates to be announced.