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Award-winning Canadian pop band Newworldson offers fans its long-awaited third national release, Rebel Transmission, on April 17. The project’s debut radio single, “Learning to Be the Light,” climbed to No. 3 this week on the Billboard Christian Songs chart.

Rebel Transmission continues Newworldson's unique innate pop sensibility. In addition to the exceptional musicianship of band members Joel Parisien, Mark Rogers, Rich Moore and Josh Toal, the album also features critically acclaimed Chops Horns (Alicia Keys, The Police, The Rolling Stones).

The self-produced record showcases songs including “Old Time Religion” and “Son of Man,” which follow in the footsteps of old favorites like “Working Man” with foot-stomping soul and glitzy brass. Lead single “Learning to Be the Light” and “Today” have a decidedly pop leaning while still maintaining Newworldson’s colorful retro flair.

“It still sounds like a Newworldson record in that it’s very eclectic,” says Parisien. “It goes to a lot of extremes; and it’s still a mixture of genres, with soul music and gospel music being the foundation of what we do. There’s still plenty of artistic liberty.”

The album is already finding radio success, as “Learning to Be the Light” released to Christian AC radio in late October and received 38 adds out-of-the-box. The song, which recently broke Top 5, is presently
No. 3 on the Billboard Christian Songs chart. Parisien comments on how Rebel Transmission is an expression of Newworldson’s gratitude to radio.
“After the success of ‘There Is A Way,’ all of a sudden, we were being accepted at radio, so we didn’t want to fight that,” Parisien explains. “We’ve got a message that we want as many people to hear as
possible. We’re going to reach millions of people with a song that’s successful at radio. At the end of the day, I would rather not be self-indulgent; I would rather reach more people. We’re using this album to say ‘thank you’ to radio for embracing Newworldson.”

The group recently filmed a music video for “Learning to Be the Light,” which premiered on the Gospel Music Channel March 13. The video will be serviced to national video outlets later this month. To view
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About Newworldson
Newworldson comprises Joel Parisien (lead vocals, keys), Mark Rogers (drums), Rich Moore (bass), and Josh Toal (vocals, guitar). The group released its national debut, Salvation Station, in 2007 to critical and commercial acclaim. The album reached No. 26 on the Billboard Heatseekers chart, while voted No. 3 on Christianity Today’s Best Christian Albums of 2008. Additionally, Salvation Station
produced a No. 1 music video on the Gospel Music Channel with “Working Man,” and earned Newworldson a guest spot on newsboys’ 2007-2008 “GO” tour. Newworldson’s sophomore self-titled release came out in 2010, generating the group’s first hit single, “There Is A Way.” The band has garnered three JUNO Award nominations for Gospel Album of The Year and seven GMA Canada Covenant Awards including three wins for Roots Album of The Year and one each in the categories of New Artist of the Year and Group of the Year. For more information on Newworldson, visit

About Platinum Pop
Founded by former Inpop Records President and Co-Founder Dale Bray, Platinum Pop Entertainment is a management firm and record label for both contemporary Christian and mainstream music artists. Its management roster includes GRAMMY Award nominated group Superchick as well as new artists Abandon, Luminate, and Mike Mains and the Branches. The company’s newly formed label consists of Canadian band Newworldson. Visit for further information.

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