Good Spells

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Good Spells
EP by Eleventyseven
Released September 10, 2013
Recorded Rock Candy Recordings
Genre Hymns, electronic
Length 18:16
Label Independent
Producer Matt Langston
Eleventyseven chronology
Regifted
(2012)
Good Spells
(2013)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
New Release Tuesday 4.5/5 stars[1]
CM Addict 3.5/5 stars[2]
Alpha Omega News (A)[3]

Good Spells is the fourth official extended play by the Christian pop punk band, Eleventyseven.

It also marks the final release by the band as of their disbandment on September 26, 2014.[4][5]

The title of the EP, "Good Spells", is a subtle reference/play at the word "Gospels", the first four books of the New Testament in the Bible.[6]

Background[edit]

Within the first week of August 2013, the EP was first hinted at in an Instagram post where lead singer Matt Langston informed the public that the band was covering the hymn, "I Surrender All."[7] On August 29, Langston revealed the album's cover art and release date (9.10.13) via Instagram and Tumblr.[8][9] Later, on August 29, the band posted a hymn entitled "Turn Your Eyes" on their SoundCloud account.[10] The band later renamed the posted hymn, "Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus." On September 1, Matt Langston posted on his Jellyrox Tumblr blog about why the new EP was being created.[11] Afterwords, the band proceeded to release two more hymns entitled "Come Thou Fount" and "Tis So Sweet To Trust In Jesus" via SoundCloud on September 3–4.[12][13]

As expected, the EP debuted on iTunes and Amazon.com on September 10, 2013.[14][15] Later on, the same day of the release, Matt Langston posted a "press release" of sorts for the EP on his blog.[16] On September 13, Langston reported that the EP was having a great first week, release-wise.[17]

On September 30, Matt Langston did a radio interview with Broken FM about the EP and further explained why the band decided to do a hymns EP in the first place.[6]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus" (also known as "The Heavenly Vision") Helen H. Lemmel 3:49
2. "Come Thou Fount"   Robert Robinson 3:55
3. "Tis So Sweet To Trust In Jesus"   Louisa M.R. Stead 3:20
4. "It Is Well With My Soul"   Horatio Spafford 3:09
5. "I Surrender All"   Judson W. Van DeVenter 4:03

Notes[edit]

  • Matt Langston stated in the press release for the EP that the hymns chosen were favorites from the band's childhood growing up in the southern churches.
  • The title for the track "Come Thou Fount" is an abbreviation for the hymn's original name, "Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing."

References[edit]

  1. ^ "New Release Tuesday overview and review". Retrieved October 2, 2014. 
  2. ^ "CM Addict review". Retrieved October 2, 2014. 
  3. ^ "Alpha Omega News review". Retrieved October 2, 2014. 
  4. ^ "Eleventyseven's official announcement of disbandment". Facebook. Retrieved September 27, 2014. 
  5. ^ "Eleventyseven Comes to an End". Indie Vision Music. Retrieved October 5, 2014. 
  6. ^ a b "Broken FM Interview with Matt Langston of Eleventyseven". Retrieved September 30, 2013 (must access date to find interview).  Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  7. ^ "First hinting at Hymn EP". Instagram. 
  8. ^ "Good Spells release date announcement on Instagram". Instagram. 
  9. ^ "Good Spells release date announcement on Tumblr". Tumblr. 
  10. ^ ""Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus" on SoundCloud". SoundCloud. 
  11. ^ "Tumblr post on why Good Spells was being created". Tumblr. 
  12. ^ ""Come Thou Fount" on SoundCloud". SoundCloud. 
  13. ^ ""Tis So Sweet To Trust In Jesus" on SoundCloud". SoundCloud. 
  14. ^ "Good Spells on iTunes". iTunes. 
  15. ^ "Good Spells on Amazon.com". Amazon. 
  16. ^ "Good Spells press release". Tumblr. 
  17. ^ "Matt Langston on the first week of Good Spells release". Twitter.