First Presbyterian Church of Manhattan, KS announces that the band CLOVERTON will be performing on Saturday, September 14th at 6pm. The performance will be part of a neighborhood block party hosted in the parking lot of the church and will include local food trucks and bounce houses at 5pm. Admission to the event is free and everyone is encourage to bring a lawn chair.
With the quickening success of their sophomore album “Bloom,” the 4 piece pop-rock outfit brings a new collection of original songs to a world that is hungry for music with depth and substance. The Bloom album focuses on the journey. “It’s a calling out…an invitation,” says front man, Lance Stafford. “We’re all in a constant state of motion. We’re either transforming into a more heavenly version of ourselves, or we are deforming into the opposite. The music that inspired the album (Bloom) takes a deeper look into the steps on that journey. From celebration to contemplation, the album and the tour provide a space and time for people at all places on their journey to engage in a worshipful musical experience birthed out of spiritual transformation. Many of the songs were written in the midst of my own spiritual awakening. Our lives don’t stay the same. Culture changes. We get older. We have kids. They get older. And throughout all those changes, we must bloom more and more into the creation that God has intended in each of us. We are seeing people respond to that invitation. They are hungry. They are unfolding. And we really see it having an impact on the kingdom.”
Without the help of a record label, Cloverton propelled onto the Christian music scene in 2011 as the first ever ROCK THE CAMP contest winners hosted by TobyMac and Camp Electric. Soon after, Cloverton scored the #1 most downloaded song in the history of KLOVE radio for their first single “Take Me into the Beautiful”. The band followed up that effort with an unforgettable Christmas rendition of Leonard Cohen’s song “Hallelujah,” reaching millions of viewers (YouTube) in just weeks while climbing to the #1 slot on iTunes and being featured on CNN.
The band would go on to record and release their first full-length studio album “Patterns” in 2013. In 2014 Cloverton would release a Christmas EP titled “We Sing Joy” which climbed to #1 for multiple weeks on iTunes. In September of 2017, the band would release their newest offering, “Bloom.”
From their humble beginnings as a small church worship team, to the recent release of their highly anticipated second full-length album, Cloverton continues to pave a new way for independent Christian music.
“None of us are into compromising or settling for the status quo. It’s a daily choice. To what or who am I surrendering today?” Stafford says. “Our aim is to create music that inspires, awakens, and frees the next movement of leaders, artists, pastors, visionaries, inventors, missionaries, dreamers, and teachers. We are either moving toward or away from the person God has specifically created each of us to be. Our hope is that the music we create can accompany others as they walk out that journey.”
Visit clovertonmusic.com for additional details and to hear more.