Unspoken Releases Its First Single Of 2022, “Love Is Everything We Need”; YouTube Premieres Video Featuring Cameos By Victoria Jackson, Richard Lee Jackson, And More
On February 18, Centricity Music recording artist Unspoken released “Love Is Everything We Need” to radio, digital retail and streaming outlets everywhere. The band’s debut single of 2022 is also the lead song from its first full-length album in three years, which is slated to release in July.
Receiving over 236 million on-demand streams, 125 million music video views, 457,000 album sales and 870,000 track sales, Unspoken’s music is as distinct as its roots. Its soulful, pop-flavored songs are led by the Adam Levine-esque vocals of Chad Mattson.
With no fear of mixing it up, whether backed by a horn section, gospel choir or hip-hop rhythms, the band released its self-titled album in 2014. The album featured “Start A Fire,” the band’s first radio single and No. 1 AC hit that launched them into headliner positions on tour the following year. The band’s sophomore album, Follow Through (2016), debuted at No. 7 on the Billboard Top Christian Album Chart while its current album, Reason (2019), sparked the band’s biggest, multiformat No. 1 hit song so far, “Reason.” Unspoken’s Top 10 AC hits include: “Who You Are,” “Lift My Life Up,” “Good Fight” and “You’ve Always Been.” Having toured with TobyMac, Casting Crowns, Mercy Me, Big Daddy Weave and more, Unspoken band members are living out their mission to be unspoken testimonies to God’s love and power, and to speak what oftentimes goes unspoken.
A Song of Distinction
Revealing the impetus behind the new song, Unspoken’s lead vocalist Chad Mattson shares, “These last couple of years, we, as believers, have had to have some really strong conversations because in our culture, we find it hard to disagree on certain things, and still love and be kind to each other.”
“There is this polarization of beliefs, yet Jesus reveals to us in John chapter 13 that it’s love that identifies us with being his kids (his children). We can disagree, but we can all agree on the fact that we need to love and respect each other, even when we are at different places in our lives politically, socially, even religiously. ‘Love Is Everything We Need’ is a song of encouragement for believers, to find ways to love each other, even when we don’t see eye to eye on everything. Our love is one of the biggest testimonies we have,” explains Mattson.
“Love Is Everything We Need” is a heartfelt and deeply enriched song, with lyrics that are lovingly written, simple in their understanding, and an encouragement to us all. They are an instant reminder of the twice-told tale of who we are as followers of Christ, and why we must press on in our journey.
I have personally followed Unspoken for many years of their career. I am especially grateful for the various artists who did not give up in the middle of this pandemic, instead pressing in and taking their music to this deeper place: a place of revelation.
Through All the Ages
We, as believers, need to hold fast to this truth of knowing who we are in Christ, Who we belong to, and why it is that we can never stop believing. Doubt can play many tricks on our mind, leading us down a rabbit hole of many untruths.
Unspoken’s “Love Is Everything We Need” speaks this truth to our current generation, and the many generations to come. It is a truth that will precede us, through all the ages.