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Welcome to the new

By Lamp Mode

Welcome to the new

Welcome to the new Over the last year or so, Lamp Mode has been in a place of transition.

As we've tried to discern answers to questions like "How do we stay true to the mission that God originally called us to in 2003?" and "How do we continue to serve our loyal audience?" our team has had to both simultaneously look back at our roots, while trying to be faithful to God's calling in 2016. We appreciate everyone who has continued to support us through prayers, buying music and merch, and sharing our content online. 

While we may not have the perfect answer to the questions we continue to ask, this new website represents a new chapter. We thank you for your patience as we continue to "revamp" our look and find new and exciting ways to serve you, our supporters.

Be on the look out for lots of exciting news and content from us in the upcoming weeks. We're just getting started.

Grace and Peace,
The Lamp Mode Family

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"These Things Take Time" Press Release

By Lamp Mode

Lamp Mode artist S.O. is releasing a six-song EP entitled These Things Take Time on Nov. 11

Just over a year since his high acclaimed So It Ends album – which  charted well in the US and UK  – S.O. thought an EP would be the perfect transition after completing the So It Ends, So It Continues, So it Ends series of albums.

“I thought it would be good to give the fans something,” S.O. said. “When you make a trilogy, it’s fine-tuned.  These Things Take Time was a way for me to give the fans new music as I begin to work on my next project.”

The EP’s artwork - a picture of S.O. covered in clay - suggests the lengthy process of a potter molding clay. More than just the name of an EP, These Things Take Time accurately describes this current season of life for Lamp Mode’s first international artist.

“That’s not an effect. That’s really is me covered in clay, showing that everything takes time,” S.O. said. “I’m thinking about everything in my life – sanctification, my relationship with my fiancé, everything – not even in a negative way, they take time. There’s a time that passes. Everything that’s worth having isn’t easy.”

S.O. started to formulate the project when his producer GP sent him a random beat, which ended up being the track for the song Fall.  He started writing to the beat immediately, and the idea for the six-song project was birthed out it. The EP displays S.O.’s versatility as an artist.

“I wasn’t confined to a certain sound or a certain space,” S.O. said. “I could play with different sounds and ideas. It wasn’t strenuous. I was able to have more fun, not that it wasn’t having fun making albums.”

S.O. once again collabs with J. Williams (All I Got) on the project, and These Things Take Time contains features with Canon (New Wave) and Christon Gray (You Already Know).

“I always wanted to work with both of those artists,” S.O. said. “I think it’s good for me since moving to America to work with artists I haven’t worked with in the past, to give new and exciting features."

Pre-Order These Things Take Time.

All iTunes pre-orders come with an instant download of "New Wave" featuring RMG artist Canon.

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