Success has become a regular occurrence for Made in Manitoba band, The Color.
In addition to several nominations, The Color brought home a total of four wins from the 41st annual GMA Covenant Awards last week. The Color received the top spot in Collaboration of the Year, Artist of the Year, Group of the Year, and Pop song of the Year.
Their hit single, 'The Kind of Man,' propelled most of their success. Jordan Janzen, lead vocalist and songwriter says the song comes from a heartfelt prayer.
"James (Shiels) and I are the principal songwriters for the band. This song came to us when our wives were both pregnant for the first time. The song describes what we were going through as we were processing becoming dads and the responsibility that comes with that. These kids are going to look to us for a lot of things. The way that we are around them is going to really impact who they become."
The recent outbreak of COVID-19 means that the band's upcoming shows have been cancelled. However, Janzen says they're hopeful that they will be able to go out and do ministry in the future.
Janzen says the band is following social distancing guidelines. That has hampered their ability to work on an upcoming album. Trips to Nashville are postponed and the band members haven't seen each other for a while. However, Janzen says that this hasn't completely stopped progress.
"We've recently recorded one song in Nashville. Thankfully, we were able to get everything done before things got really bad. We're hoping to write more to make a record in the next year. The timeline is different now though, as we're not able to travel to Nashville for the foreseeable future."
For now, the band is thinking of ways that they can continue to positively impact their fans and supporters through tools like Instagram and Facebook Live.
"We're doing our best to be creative and connect with people who need encouragement. We'll keep people posted."