About A Mile released their highly-anticipated, self-titled debut album today on Word Entertainment. About A Mile, whose name originates from the belief that Jesus carried his cross “about a mile,” may be new on the charts, but brothers Adam, Luke and Levi Klutinoty, have a chemistry and accomplished artistry that is garnering wide critical acclaim as the trio’s music and lyrics speak to members of all faiths about the suffering then triumph of a crucified and risen Christ.
After sending a message to Ian Eskelin offering what little money they had to record a song, they were shocked when he wrote back, “Save your money. I’m coming to your next show!” Shortly after that, Ian brought the band to WORD Entertainment. Tangible success has never been the group’s goal, but rather, to impact listeners and simply find contentment in their faith. That goal is aptly summarized in the band’s lead single and video “Satisfied,” which Adam wrote after nearly dying during a sickness where food reacted like poison in his system.
“It actually came after I hadn’t eaten in seven days,” Adam explains of the song that is currently a Billboard Top 25 Christian AC/CHR hit and climbing. “I was fasting from food and just drinking water during my illness, slowly realizing that as long as we have Jesus, we will always be satisfied.”
Here is what the critics are already saying about the band’s debut:
“There are no filler tracks and this is the most solid debut I’ve heard since Over and Underneath by Tenth Avenue North. If you want to experience an uplifting, soul-stirring and worshipful album, look no further than About A Mile…If you like the rock bands The Fray, Lifehouse, Rhett Walker Band and Tenth Avenue North, you need to check out About A Mile.” – NewReleaseTuesday.com
“About A Mile might be a band making their full-length debut, but their self-titled LP sounds as seasoned as any veteran release this year.” – CCM
“It takes a unique style of musicianship and a rare attitude of worship to pull listeners in long enough to stay for 12 tracks. This self-titled debut from Adam, Levi, and Luke Klutinoty makes their case with a set that twinges nostalgic for the Goo-Goo Dolls, grunge and dc Talk’s Jesus Freak.” – CBA Retailers+Resources
“The band is ‘musical chemistry perfected’…Front man Adam Klutinoty is not only an exceptional vocalist, but he’s also the most talented guitarist to hit the Christian music scene since Lincoln Brewster — but Adam takes it to a whole new level. His style is the perfect blend of new and old. A Christian band of this caliber is long overdue.” – RockingGodsHouse.com
“The vocals sound strong and the melodies are very catchy…the music sounds top notch with brilliant musicianship throughout the album.” – Louder Than The Music
“The subject of the album is clear: it’s Jesus, pure and simple. The tracks both proclaim who Jesus is and worship and praise Him for what He has done in the brothers’ lives, without restraint or reservation. With skilled instrumentals and strong, smooth vocals, they play and sing their awe of and love for God.” – Leading Hearts Magazine
“…once in a while, a band comes out of nowhere to deliver a great debut project, which is exactly what About a Mile’s debut project is…Never have I been more excited for a debut project from a band since for KING & COUNTRY…it is almost a sure thing that their album will be well received…” – 365 Days of Inspiring Media
“About A Mile’s debut… consistently portrays attitudes and messages that stem from a deep faith if it is not addressed directly, with a balance of quiet thankfulness and desperate need, earnest prayer and firm resolve.” – Christian Music Review
CLICK HERE to get the album, About A Mile, on iTunes!