Daily Discovery: Abandon, “Better”

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San Antonio based Christian rock group, Abandon, released their third album, Love Prevails, on November 4, 2014. Click HERE to purchase your copy of Love Prevails which features the song “Better”.

Justin Engler
ARTIST: Abandon

SONG:  “Better”

BIRTHDATE:  04.23.1984

HOMETOWN: Evansville, IN


AMBITIONS: write songs that change the world

TURN-OFFS: traffic

TURN-ONS:  great lyrics and melody in a song

DREAM GIG:  Red Rocks Amphitheater with U2, Coldplay, and Switchfoot

FAVORITE LYRIC: “Are we a part of the cure? Or a part of the disease?”

CRAZIEST PERSON I KNOW: My uncle, Mark Young. He used to ride motocross, that  should explain it.

SONG I WISH I WROTE: “White Christmas” by Bing Crosby

5 PEOPLE I’D MOST LIKE TO HAVE DINNER WITH: Bono, Jon Foreman, Ryan Tedder, Paul McCartney, and John Mayer

MY FAVORITE CONCERT EXPERIENCE: switchfoot. Such a great group of guys passionate about their faith and music.

I WROTE THIS SONG: yes. A co-write.


Stevan Vela
BIRTHDATE: January 3 sometime in the 80’s



AMBITIONS: collaborate and write with artists

TURN-OFFS: out of tune instruments

TURN-ONS: analog delay

DREAM GIG: Madison Square Garden, NY sharing the stage with Phil Collins, U2, and Daft Punk

FAVORITE LYRIC: “love alone is worth the fight” -Switchfoot

CRAZIEST PERSON I KNOW: my cousin Isaiah Hoagland, always looking for that adrenaline rush and somehow convinces me to get involved

SONG I WISH I WROTE: “My Heart Will Go On”

MY FAVORITE CONCERT EXPERIENCE: Billy Graham, Mark Zuckerberg, Bill Gates, Bono, any member of the Rothschild family and Hillsong – incredible atmosphere

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