Newboys Duncan Phillips interview: Winter Jam, ‘God’s Not Dead’ and the Restart album
EXCLUSIVE: For over twenty years the Newsboys have been entertaining Christian music fans.
Drummer Duncan Phillips took time out to speak with The Global Dispatch/Dispatch Radio about the Winter Jam tour, their new album, making music and their role in the upcoming film God’s Not Dead.
“It’s been incredible,” Phillips says of Winter Jam. “Winter Jam is something greater than the sum of its parts…10 bands, 10 bucks, you get to bring the whole family. There’s not too many things you can legitimately bring the whole family to.”
The awesome Winter Jam lineup includes Lecrae, Colton Dixon, Newsong, PLUMB, Tenth Avenue North, Thousand Foot Krutch, Love & The Outcome, Everfound, Derek Minor & Speaker Nick Hall.
The Newsboys headline the exciting night of Christian music’s best and Phillips expresses the amazing ways God works in the shows and touches the audiences at these arena shows.
Newsboys’ new album Restart debuted at #1 on the Christian billboard chart and #38 on the overall chart.
“This one is very much Newsboys,” he says explaining the challenge of growing as an artist, pressing through new hurdles and keeping die-hard fans happy. “Incredibly polished, shiny pop sensibility, over the top that a great thing Michael (Tait) can afford us to do.”
A 2014 film based on the band’s God’s Not Dead hit song will land in theaters and Phillips recounts his thoughts and experiences at the film comes to life.
Check out the full interview below.
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God’s Not Dead arrives in theaters on March 7, 2014.
Get tickets or more show information on the Jam Tour website HERE