“Lean On Me,” the title track to Consumed By Fire’s Inpop Records debut, was recently added to radio and has already landed heavy in rotation. Watch the official lyric video by clicking the “play” button above.
The hit single was inspired by the brother trio’s involvement with ChildFund International, an organization that aims to help deprived, excluded and vulnerable children have the capacity to improve their lives and the opportunity to become to young adults, parents and leaders who bring lasting and positive change in their communities.
“With all the ministry trips we have taken, we have seen the struggles that our brothers and sisters in the faith go through both in Africa and in our own neighborhoods,” explains Jordan Ward, one-third of the all-brother band. “The Apostle Paul calls us into action in Galatians by saying: ‘carry each other’s burdens, and in this way we fulfill the law of Christ’. So because of this, we can’t just dismiss the issues because they “aren’t happening here or to me.” We are to be the hands and feet of Jesus – so we should all make this our anthem and sing out with compassion, ‘When you don’t have a home—you can lean on me.’
It is this message that Josh, Jordan and Caleb Ward are extending to others this Christmas. On November 28 in Covington, OH, Consumed By Fire will embark on its family-friendly Christmas tour that will be free of charge for concertgoers and will give people the opportunity to sponsor a child through ChildFund. For every child sponsored, the recipient will receive a gift from the band in return filled with over $200 of merchandise and goods.
“We know finances are tight around Christmas for everyone and we want to give families something to do together that doesn’t break the bank,” explains Jordan. “My brothers and I are very blessed to live the life we lead, so if we can help others this Christmas, whether it’s helping grow their family with a child through ChildFund or taking their minds off of the pressures of life for a little while through a concert; if families leave changed and walk away with a new joy they didn’t have before, then we have done what we set out to do.”
The EP includes four songs that will also be featured on their forthcoming full-length album, tentatively titled Giving Over that is set to release in spring of 2016.