by Resolute Magazine Staff
Humble Beast adds Seattle-based Christian rock group Citizens & Saints to its growing roster. This is Humble Beast’s first non-hip hop group.
The group first shared the news during their tour, receiving congratulatory messages from fans all over social media.
Formerly based out of Mars Hill Church, which also served as their record label, Citizens and Saints started in 2011. In 2012, the group released an EP under Mars Hill titled “Already/Not Yet”. In 2013, they released their self-titled album, “Citizens”, under BEC Recordings and Mars Hill. This album was a huge success for the group and continues to be so.
In 2014, the group released their album “Join The Triumph” under BEC Recordings. The group's leader Zac Bolen also resigned from Mars Hill that year, where he served as an elder and worship leader. Mars Hill, a Christian megachurch with multiple sites started by Mark Driscoll, Lief Moi and Mike Gunn in 1996, shut down that year. This allowed the band to record predominantly under BEC Recordings.
In 2016, the band released their third album “A Mirror Dimly”. And in 2017, the band signed to Humble Beast, a non-profit who leverages its team’s talents to share the gospel.