Curb | Word Entertainment’s We Are Messengers Celebrates The “Friend Of Sinners” With New Song Drop Today (9/17)

Third LP, WholeHearted, Arrives Oct. 15, 2021

Nashville, Tenn. (September 17, 2021) — Curb | Word Entertainment band We Are Messengers continues to preview its upcoming third full-length studio album, Wholehearted, with the release of “Friend Of Sinners,” available today (9/17). Listen to the deeply personal track and pre-order/pre-save Wholehearted (releasing Oct. 15, 2021) HERE.

We Are Messengers’ frontman Darren Mulligan wrote his own story into “Friend Of Sinners,” alongside songwriting heavyweights Ethan Hulse and Jeff Pardo, the latter of whom also produced the track. “I always felt like an outsider at many of the churches I went to with my family as a kid. These places seemed eerie to me, so hopelessly cold and so deeply impersonal to my arrogant teenage mind that I was convinced that God, if He existed at all, would want nothing to do with someone like me. The God I heard about as a child was obsessed with me being good, and it didn’t seem remotely possible that He could ever be a friend of sinners, of which I was surely one,” shares Mulligan. “But something astonishing happened when I was 27 years old. My fiancée, Heidi, who I had been dating for eight years, had a radical, life-changing conversion to Christianity. She fell in love with Jesus, and shortly afterwards, I did too. You see, I realized something incredible about Jesus. He spent His whole time on earth with outsiders, with those on the margins, with the people society rejected, telling them that the Kingdom of God was close and that there was a place for them, somewhere they could belong. The Jesus I know and read about in the Bible was a friend of sinners, and because of that, I know He is a friend of mine.”

“Friend Of Sinners” is the third song to premiere ahead of Wholehearted’s release next month. In June, We Are Messengers dropped the album’s lead single, “Come What May,” followed by “God You Are (feat. Josh Baldwin).” Last week, the group surprised fans with a new collaborative iteration of the single: “Come What May + (feat. Cory Asbury),” as well as an acoustic version. Watch the song’s official music video, filmed in Mulligan’s beautiful native Ireland, HERE.

We Are Messengers is set to share new music from Wholehearted at arenas nationwide as part of the multi-artist lineup for TobyMac’s “Hits Deep Tour,” which kicks off Oct. 2 in Moline, Illinois. Later this fall, they’ll join Newsboys for the “Step Into The Light Tour.”

Pre-order/Pre-save Wholehearted HERE. For more information, visit

About We Are Messengers:
We Are Messengers has 350 million on-demand global steams and boasts six Top 5 and ten Top 10 Christian Airplay hits with “Image of God,” “Power,” “Maybe It’s Ok,” “Magnify,” “Point To You,” “Love,” “Everything Comes Alive,” “God With Us,” “This Is Jesus,” and “From Heaven To Earth (Joy To The World).” The band’s latest album, Power +, features the award-winning self-acceptance anthem, “Maybe It’s Ok”—which has been hailed as “air to a drowning man” by Rawckus Magazine, and “potent, effective and liberating” by Arianna Huffington’s Thrive Global. We Are Messengers has played for a live audience of over 2 million people across 40 states and 5 countries, including selling out shows in the Netherlands, England, and lead vocalist Darren Mulligan’s native Ireland. The Dove-nominated and K-LOVE Award winning group joined TobyMac’s Hits Deep Tour in early 2021. We Are Messengers’ new single, “Come What May,” is available now. For additional information on We Are Messengers, visit

About Curb | Word Entertainment:
In 2016, Curb Records acquired Word Entertainment, combining two of the music industry’s most respected global brands, and more than a century of collective experience. Today, Curb and Word are two of the world’s leading independent music companies. Owned and operated by Mike Curb, the Curb | Word family includes the labels Curb, Word, Squint, Fervent, Sidewalk, MCC and IVAV, as well as Curb Publishing, Word Publishing, 25 Live, Curb Films, Word Films, Word Entertainment, and Curb Sports, representing top artists and entertainers in Country, Christian, Pop, Rock, and Hip-Hop. For more information, visit

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