This year FAMILY FORCE 5 has pulled out all the stops to give a personal, hands-on experiences to their fans. The band has taped multiple music videos involving fans from their latest studio release III as well as recently hosted an intimate acoustic tour, “Rise Up.” All of these efforts point to the band’s rebirth and going back to the roots of who they are as FAMILY FORCE 5.
The band is proud to announce the premiere of the personal documentary “Vital Sign” in partnership with TVU/RadioU beginning May 19 through May 25. This film tells the real-life story of Phatty (Joshua Olds) as he became extremely sick on tour with kidney failure. This personal journey for the band is documented as they walk through what happened that December. The documentary can be viewed at various times on TVU as well as online at RadioU.
In addition to this premiere, FAMILY FORCE 5 will have two releases next week May 22. They will be releasing III.V digitally as well as the digital re-release of III that will include the new single "Superhero" and the "Paycheck" music video. The III.V EP will include two new tracks as well as three acoustic remixes of fan favorites (track listing below). Included on III.V is the new song “Zombie,” which has been the buzz online as the band recently taped the music video in Columbus, Ohio last weekend.
The “Zombie” music video was funded through a Kickstarter campaign to raise monetary support as well as involve the FAMILY FORCE 5 fans in the making of this “Thriller”-esque video. Fans who supported the campaign had the opportunity to act as zombies in video. The original goal was to raise $10,000 for the making of the video, and the fans came out in droves raising $28,000. There are more than 400 supporters and fans that appear in the film as regular zombies, zombie hunters, zombie police, vintage zombies, celebrity zombies, Ohio State fan zombies and gangster zombies. The music is set to debut on June 5.
FAMILY FORCE 5 is also back with brand new radio single as a follow-up to the Top 5 hit “Not Alone.” The new single, "Superhero,” currently going for adds at CHR radio. "Superhero" is a song about a cry out for desperation of being helpless in a dark area of life.
“The lyrics are very personal to me since it's been awhile since I've felt this way in my faith,” shares Soul Glow (Solomon Olds). “It's an honest portrayal of me running away but needing to be saved from the throes of life by calling out to The Superhero. Hopefully it will help you realize that it's ok to call on Someone bigger than life itself.”