Newsboys Reunite With Peter Furler For New Radio Single

Pictured (L-R): Michael Tait, Peter Furler

Newsboys have reunited with the band’s former lead vocalist and founder Peter Furler for the new radio single “The Cross Has The Final Word,” which has also launched on Apple Music and Spotify. The song was penned by Cody Carnes and produced by Seth Mosley, along with Furler and Michael “X” O’Connor for Full Circle Music.

In 2009, it was announced that after 22 years, Furler would no longer serve as the band’s frontman. Former DC Talk member Michael Tait joined the group, and in 2010, Newsboys released their 15th studio album, Born Again, marking their first album with Tait on lead vocals. The band’s most recent Tait-led album was 2016’s Love Riot.

Furler went on to release solo albums, including 2011’s On Fire, and 2014’s Sun and Shield.

“Our manager Wes Campbell met with us one day and shared this amazing song,” said  Tait. “We loved the message from the moment we heard it and felt called to help share it through our ministry. What an awesome reminder that Jesus has overcome the grave and His love will never be defeated.”

“Reuniting with the Newsboys for this track was so much fun and it brought back many memories,” said Furler. “This song—like so many others throughout the band’s history—is a bold proclamation of faith, and it was a privilege to be part of the recording.”

Comprised of Tait (lead vocals), Jody Davis (guitar), Jeff Frankenstein (keys) and Duncan Phillips (drums), Newsboys’ signature songs include “We Believe,” “He Reigns,” “Miracles” and “Born Again,” while their Platinum-certified mega hit, “God’s Not Dead,” inspired the eponymous 2014 Pure Flix hit film.


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