Wind-up Records will launch a new imprint with the Aug. 31 release of "The Passion of the Christ: Songs," an album of original tunes from artists inspired by the movie. In addition to "Passion," the n
Wind-up Records will launch a new imprint with the Aug. 31 release of "The Passion of the Christ: Songs," an album of original tunes from artists inspired by the movie. In addition to "Passion," the new Lost Keyword Records will issue records that do not fit on rock-oriented Wind-up.
"A keyword is something that's important," Wind-up president Steve Lerner says. "We're trying to do something important with 'Passion' and this imprint, and this seemed a great way to launch it."
No other Lost Keyword releases are slated yet, but Lerner expects more to come.
"We wanted an imprint for a special project if it became available and as we look for Christian artists who are adult contemporary or maybe different," he says.
However, Lerner stresses that Keyword will not be for Christian projects alone. All artists currently signed to Wind-up, including such Christian-oriented acts as Big Dismal and 12 Stones, will remain there.
The $18.98 Lost Keyword set comes out the same day as "The Passion of the Christ" DVD. Among the acts on the project are former Creed lead singer Scott Stapp, Lauryn Hill, Charlotte Church, Big Dismal and P.O.D.
The "Passion" set doubles as the coming-out party for Stapp's solo career. His debut album will be released in late 2004 or early 2005. Stapp's "Relearn Love" is the first mainstream single from the project. It debuted on AOL Music's First Listen program Aug. 2, the day before going to rock radio.
The album also includes pairings created specifically for the project, such as Brad Paisley and Sara Evans; MxPx with Blink-182's Mark Hoppus; Steven Curtis Chapman with Third Day's Mac Powell and Mercy Me's Bart Millard; Kirk Franklin and Yolanda Adams; and BeBe Winans and Angie Stone.