“So Alive” is the third consecutive single by THE YOUNG ESCAPE to obtain a top 20 Billboard placement, following previous back-to-back Billboard #1 singles “Good Life” and “Love Me Like You.”
“We’re so grateful for our friends at radio who have supported our music since the beginning,” said lead singer McKenna Johns, “we grew up listening to Christian radio, so it’s surreal every time we hear our songs being played, and we’re so grateful. It’s crazy when we talk to people on the road, and they tell us about how hearing our songs on the radio helped them through tough times in their lives.”
Born and raised in Southern California, THE YOUNG ESCAPE delivers a fresh shot of indie pop with an energetic live show to match. In only two years of being signed to Capitol, and with only three singles released during that time period, the band has been able to secure four national tours in addition to over 50 one-off festivals/concerts. Their first two tours covered 46 cities with Crowder, who specifically asked for the band to be on his tour before they signed their record deal.
Comprised of Ryan Johns (22), McKenna Johns (21), Kyrsten Johns (19), and Luke Johns (16), the Southern California natives write, produce, and perform their own songs.
“We grew up going to festivals, watching TobyMac, Switchfoot, Audio Adrenaline, Skillet, and so many other great bands,” said guitarist Ryan Johns, “seeing them and the positive impact they had on the audience changed our lives. That’s when we decided this is what we want to do.”
The band has already had some of their lifelong dreams become a reality; playing on the same stage as Switchfoot in August of this year, opening for TobyMac, Skillet, and performing at the same exact festival that originally inspired them–“Spirit West Coast” in Del Mar, California.
THE YOUNG ESCAPE’s first single, “Good Life” was released in October 2017, and attained the #1 spot in March of 2018. “Love Me Like You” gave the band rare back-to-back number ones on Feb 10, 2019, spending 20 weeks in the top 10. “So Alive” marks TYE’s third single in a row to place in the top 20 Billboard Hot AC chart.