We love finding new music to share with you girls, so we’re super excited to introduce one of our new favorite bands, Everfound! Have you heard of them?
The group is made up of four Russian-born brothers now living in Denver, Colorado. They have an awesome story, as their parents learned about and accepted Jesus after hearing the gospel on the radio stations set up by American missionaries before the fall of the Soviet Union. Their great uncle spent 20 years in prison for owning a Bible. These tough situations helped inspire them to boldly share their love of God through music. “The fact that our music is clearly heard all around the world,” says Nikita Odnoralov, the band’s lead singer and keyboardist, “[is] truly humbling.”
Though the Odnoralovs had always enjoyed music and grew up with instruments, the actual formation of the band happened naturally. After attending a church that didn’t have a worship band, the brothers played a battle of the bands and started getting calls from local churches about playing. The band really took off and began to evolve.
“When we wrote songs about [our] experiences, people connected to them,” Ruslan, one of the brothers, says. “People began to write us letters telling us, ‘I feel like a misfit in my class’ or ‘I’m not accepted by people in my school.’ We started to get more and more letters. God started showing us that this is what we’re supposed to be doing.”
Taking inspiration from their family history and the letters they were receiving, the band funneled their experiences into their music and took it to the people, producing four albums to date. “As Christians, what do we exist for?” Nikita asks. “Jesus said love your neighbor and love God. If those kids didn’t write those letters, we wouldn’t be here. We want to provide an experience for our audience that’s impactful. We want to take them on a journey with us. That’s why we strive to give 110 percent every night on stage. At a show, we want our fans to feel and experience the low valleys and the high peaks that inspired our songs in the first place.”
So where might you have already heard them? Their song “What Love Means” was included on the “inspired‐by” soundtrack of the History Channel miniseries The Bible, and they also played at a kickoff event for Rick Warren’s Saddleback Church. Afterward, Warren tweeted, “Mark my word: This band is going to be HUGE!”
Hear them tell their story here:
And check out one of their songs:
Girls, have you heard of the band? Were you already a fan? What do you think of their music? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!