Contemporary Christian band Relinquish releases their newest album “Faith Let’s Me Believe” on May 31. Relinquish is a Roanoke-based band founded by Luke Fortner of Vinton.

Relinquish is based in Roanoke, founded by Luke Fortner (vocals and keys), along with Jared King on guitar, Jon Hopkins (drums), and Cam Spinella (bass).

Fortner is from Vinton. Other band members “are from all over, spanning from California, Missouri, and North Carolina.” They all graduated last year from Liberty University, two with degrees in music.

The new EP has six tracks: “Faith Let’s Me Believe, “Live Like You Are,” “On the Shore,” “Wanderer,”  “Fortress,” and “I’ll Still Do the Same.”

“Live Like You Are” and “On the Shore” have been released as singles.

“These songs are by a combination of writers in a network with our record label Liberty Music Group,” said Fortner. “We work with songwriters that are based all over the country, and what we do is seek some of the best writers to sit down and either do co-writes or re-writes to hopefully create an amazing song.”

Fortner says this is the second album the band has created,…



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