With a focus on the utter freedom found in Christ, Mercy Me's eighth studio album Welcome To The New ushers in a fresh era for the band - both for their music and their daily lives. Says lead singer Bart Millard, "I grew up in a somewhat legalistic environment where the harder you try, the better God likes you. It was about two years ago a dear friend of mine reminded me I cannot do enough great things to make Christ love me more than He already does. Not to mention, I can't sabotage this relationship and be taken from His hand. In other words, all the work was truly done on the cross and I cannot mess it up... Everything has changed from this point on, and I want to tell this to anyone who will listen and be the first to welcome them to the new!"
Includes the hit single "Shake."