In May 2017 Urban Rescue took some time off the road to fall back in love with their sound and their calling - to bring revival to the city. The idea came together that their city of LA would be the perfect place to play some old and new songs that have meant a lot to them this year.
These seven songs were recorded over two days at the Swing House Studios in Los Angeles, California. Urban Rescue played fan favorites “Never Stop” and “Up From The Ashes” as well as five never heard before tunes. They even brought some friends in, like Derek Minor, to help bring these raw songs life. Every friend they brought into this process was intentional, working in “the round” gave each instrument and voice a new sound.
City Sessions - Live from Los Angeles will be band’s first live audio/visual recording. This special project, directed by Tyler Rumph and produced by Justin Cowan, is a beautiful but vulnerable new approach of bringing people into worship as a process instead of an outcome.
This will be Urban Rescue’s third album and second to be released independently. The band wanted to work in real time and within the limitations of live recordings to let the songs truly lead. All of these songs are in process or maybe even still ideas that haven’t been fully developed but that’s the truth they wanted to give their listeners.
With the anthem like tune “Freedom” to the heart wrenching ballad “Unconditional”, Jordan Frye says “Our desire from the start of this project was to record a live audio- visual experience that spiritually decompressed the frantic soul, challenges the way we think about faith, and help bring a more personal encounter to Jesus Himself.”