"I don't think we ever expected we were going to reach as many people as we've been able to reach. The fact we've been able to speak into millions of people's lives is crazy. Thinking back thirteen years to when I was dealing with drugs and alcohol in a very serious way, to think I would one day have a wife and kids and a solid family and home life and then be playing music for a living-God is surely able to do more than we ask or imagine. That might be a big theme on the new record too. Something we've often said to each other in the last few months is 'Look what the Lord has done.' He's just opened doors we didn't think could be opened."
-Chad Mattson, Lead Vocalist for Unspoken
When you ask the guys in UNSPOKEN what it is that their audiences most connect with, they'll bring it down to a single word. But it's not a word born of the smooth, soul-edged pop sound they've built of skilled musicianship, adventurous production and complex vocal harmonies. It's also not something directly rooted in the international influences of the band (guitarist Mike Gomez hails from the Dominican Republic and drummer Ariel Munoz from Puerto Rico). It isn't even a quality anchored in the success of their first Centricity Music album which sold more than 100,000 copies, spawning four top ten singles and a number one as well. And it's not a byproduct of their recent success as a headlining act or their pick for a slot (alongside David Crowder and Steven Curtis Chapman) on the 2016 K-Love Christmas Tour.
The strong bond that seems to turn Unspoken listeners into fans as it turns out, isn't about the music alone. Instead, it's about their willingness to take the stage together night after night and to put their hearts and lives on display with a raw and engaging honesty; an honesty expressed in conversation and song. In a word, the band says, the connection they have with their audience is about transparency.