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Hillsong Young & Free releases “Phenomena (DA DA)”

‘Phenomena (DA DA)’ or also known as “da da da da da da”. A song that gets into your head and into your heart. A statement song about the true reality we have in Jesus.

‘GRAMMY® nominated Hillsong Young & Free’s new single ‘Phenomena’ or also known as “da da da da da da”. A song that gets into your head and into your heart. A statement song about the true reality we have in Jesus. Recorded in LIVE in Sydney, Australia.

Young & Free continues to play an integral role in reaching this generation for Christ with their revamped contemporary approach.

“Just a few short weeks ago, we rallied Young & Free together to write new songs over the course of a week. We purposefully included a whole lot more young people from our youth ministry to jump in and get involved. The result from this writing week produced songs that we just couldn’t wait to introduce to our youth and so we recorded them LIVE on a Friday night a few weeks later.

 

It was a night full of fun and revival. Jesus was glorified and a new wave of young people making a statement that the church is alive and the future is bright.

Since forming in 2013, Hillsong Young & Free has released three highly successful albums and more than 20 singles, acquiring over 459 MILLION YouTube channel views and 1.2 BILLION global career streams (with a 700,000 plus global unit career consumption). With a combined social following of 3 MILLION plus fans, Young & Free has seen seven No. 1 career singles and 10 Top 5 singles at Hot AC radio. Their debut album “We Are Young & Free” landed in the Top 25 on Billboard 200 while “Youth Revival” garnered the group its first-ever GRAMMY® nomination for Best Contemporary Christian Music Album (2017). Their recent single “Every Little Thing” hit #1 at Hot AC radio for eight weeks, making it the longest-running #1 for the band.

Hillsong United releases newly awaited single “Know You Will”

Today, multi-award-winning and platinum-selling artist Hillsong UNITED announced the release of their brand new digital single “Know You Will”. Out now with an accompanying lyric video, “Know You Will” serves as an anthem of hope for uncertain times written by UNITED’s Joel Houston, Ben Hastings and Dylan Thomas.

“‘Know You Will’ speaks into the nature of where we’ve been for the last 18 months — uncharted territory,” says UNITED’s Joel Houston. “It has been a crazy year for the world in a lot of ways. Faith can sometimes seem like a distant thing, but it becomes real when everything that you didn’t realize you were dependent on gets thrown on its head.”

Adds Houston, “We may look at a circumstance and see the impossible, but God is good at the impossible. Even when there’s a lot of if’s, but’s, and doubts, the story of God is that He’s always made a way. It’s often unexpected, it’s different to how we think it should be, and how it should look. We know though, that through it all, God’s sovereignty has not been shaken and His plan is what will prevail through the middle of everything. He has proven Himself good so many times before and it’s no different now.”

Undisputedly one of the genre’s most influential artists in the history of contemporary Christian music, Hillsong UNITED continues to impact millions of lives across the globe. The group has sold over 6.5 million albums globally, garnered 3.3 billion worldwide career streams to date, and remains the No. 1 Christian artist on all social media platforms with over 13 million fans combined.

 

Hillsong Young & Free release 4 radio edits of World Outside Your Window

Hillsong Young & Free, the youth movement born out of Hillsong Church in Sydney, Australia, has released 4 new radio edits of, “World Outside Your Window” from their previously released and Grammy Nominated album ‘’All Of My Best Friends’’.

“Is it possible that there’s a world outside our windows that we could easily allow to pass us by? We have the best news in the world… so let’s not be silent, let’s lift our voice and make it loud… Jesus is the answer. ‘World Outside Your Window’ is a call to salvation that inspires an anthem for all creation. It’s full of faith and celebration that we believe is necessary as the world seeks answers in such tumultuous times.” – Laura Toggs

“World Outside Your Window” is the collective’s first 2021 radio single. Young & Free’s original album that released in August 2020 earned the group a 2021 GRAMMY® nomination for “Best Contemporary Christian Album” and marked their second career nomination. Since its debut, “ALL OF MY BEST FRIENDS” has garnered more than 40M global streams and over 13M combined YouTube views.

 

Hillsong Worship ushers in Easter with new EP project

Hillsong Worship has announced the release of their latest project, “AT EASTER.” Available worldwide, the brand-new EP features a compilation of five revamped Hillsong classic anthems that take the listener on a Resurrection journey from Pilgrimage (“How Can You Refuse Him Now?”) to Praise (“King of Kings”).

“Hillsong Worship exists to serve the global church with songs of worship and praise that glorify Jesus Christ,” says Brooke Ligertwood. “‘AT EASTER’ is a collection of Calvary-centered songs, refreshed and reinvigorated for believers everywhere to use in worship this Easter as we give thanks for the death, resurrection and extraordinary love of our Savior.”

“AT EASTER” releases on the heels of the group’s current single, “Fresh Wind.” The timely track that champions the Church to be ‘the fragrance of Christ’ in a divided world is resonating with people around the globe. The song is the highest U.S. audio streaming debut of any Hillsong track to date, amassing more than 942k street week streams. Globally, the single now has more than 3.2 MILLION streams. The “Fresh Wind” lyric video can be viewed here.”

With over 3 BILLION career streams, 5.1 MILLION global tracks, and over 20 MILLION career album sales, Hillsong Worship continues to reach nations and generations by writing and leading songs that influence both individual devotion and congregational worship for the glory of God.

“AT EASTER” Track Listing:
How Can You Refuse Him Now? (Pilgrimage)
Man of Sorrows (Passion)
Isaiah 53:1-6 (Profession)
Agnus Dei / King of Kings (Passion, Chidima, Jenn Johnson, Brooke Ligertwood)
King of Kings (Praise)

Hillsong United releases The People Tour – Live From Madison Square Garden

Today, multi-platinum-selling and award-winning Christian music powerhouse Hillsong UNITED released, The People Tour: Live from Madison Square Garden, their live full- length album recorded at the famed venue. The new release arrives with the accompanying concert film on Amazon Prime, free to stream for Prime members, making it among the few full-concert experience offerings for home viewers since the start of the global pandemic.

The People Tour: Live from Madison Square Garden album and concert experience arrive during unprecedented times, where touring has been forced on an indefinite recess. The album and concert visual seek to offer fans a live Hillsong UNITED concert experience from the comfort and safety of their homes. Recorded during their 2019 “The People Tour,” the 23-track release allows for an immersive listening experience from one of the most iconic music venues in the world, Madison Square Garden.

“Playing at MSG is a pipe dream no one really expects to become a reality. Even now, the fact that we had the opportunity to play such an iconic venue gives me chills. But this night was about way more than just a venue, and its significance lies in what it stands for— and why we have always done what we do,” says Jonathon Douglass, of Hillsong UNITED. “We are simply a group of people who have always trusted in God, and poured our lives into creating an opportunity for others to experience who Jesus is and the grace He makes available for ALL. We are so grateful that we had the opportunity to capture what took place on that night at MSG. I don’t say this lightly, it was a night we will never forget and a night are so excited to now get to share with the world. We believe it will inspire and encourage you wherever you find yourself right now.”

Complete Track Listing

Ready or Not
Wonder
Relentless (Remix)
Touch The Sky
Interlude
Behold (Then Sings My Soul)
Whole Heart (Hold Me Now)
Highlands (Song Of Ascent)
Broken Vessels (Amazing Grace)
Another In The Fire
What A Beautiful Name
Not Today
As You Find Me
The Stand
From The Inside Out / Came To My Rescue
Rain / Reign
O Praise The Name (Anástasis)
Starts And Ends – Amanda Lindsey Cook
So Will I (100 Billion X)
With Everything
Oceans (Where Feet May Fail)
Good Grace
Echoes (Till We See The Other Side) – Mack Brock

Hillsong Worship’s New Single, ‘Fresh Wind’

Hillsong Worship has announced the release of their latest single, “Fresh Wind.” Out today, the brand-new song features lead vocals from Hillsong Worship’s Brooke Ligertwood and David Ware.

Hillsong Worship, comprised of a diverse global community and built on the foundation of connection and community, was tasked with creating their newest release amidst the unprecedented challenge of isolation and travel restrictions. As a result, “Fresh Wind” was recorded across several cities, including Sydney, Australia and Los Angeles, CA.

 

“‘Fresh Wind’ is not only a new worship song for any believer with whom it might resonate, but the sincere cry of our hearts for Christ’s church,” says Ligertwood. “In a world angry and divided, we truly need the Church to be ‘the fragrance of Christ’ – and we cannot be and dare not try to be without the help of the precious Holy Spirit. We – really – need a fresh wind.”

With over 3 billion career streams, 5.1 million global track sales, and over 20 million career album sales, Hillsong Worship continues to reach nations and generations by writing and leading songs that influence both individual devotion and congregational worship for the glory of God.

Hillsong Worship releases special compilation project ‘Take Heart (Again)’

GRAMMY® Award-winning and multi-platinum selling Christian music powerhouse, Hillsong Worship, announce the release their latest album, “Take Heart (Again).” A collaborative expression of familiar yet newly potent declarations of praise featuring members from Hillsong Worship, Hillsong UNITED, and Hillsong Young & Free, the project is available worldwide today via Capitol Records.

“Take Heart (Again)” is a continuation of the faith-filled messages that Hillsong Worship was built on and a reminder that “taking heart” is not a one-time occurrence. Consisting of both timeless and more recent songs from the group’s extensive catalogue, many of the tracks take on a new meaning in our current world where declarations of hope, faith, and God’s love are so important.

“This album encapsulates our prayer that we would take heart in this season,” says Hillsong Worship’s Brooke Ligertwood. “That as we read the next headline, or receive the next report, whether good or bad, we would take heart again, put our hope in Jesus again, confess his Lordship again. He has been faithful in the past and He will be faithful again.”

The 12-track compilation features some of the group’s most beloved praise and worship songs including Hillsong classics “Hosanna,” “Eagle’s Wings,” and “Broken Vessels (Amazing Grace) / Life,” as well as more recent favorites like “Who You Say I Am,” “New Wine,” and much more.
“As we pray again, lament again, rejoice again, declare again, love mercy again, praise again – we do so in absolute faith that we will see God’s goodness again, experience His presence again and see Him keep His promises again,” adds Ligertwood. “We will take heart, again, and God will be faithful again, because faithfulness is not just what He does – it’s who He is.”

“Take Heart (Again)” Track List:
1. Hosanna
2. For Those Who Are To Come
3. New Wine
4. Heart of God
5. I Surrender
6. Selah / All My Life
7. Take Heart (MMXX)
8. Broken Vessels (Amazing Grace) / Life
9. Who You Say I Am
10. Highs & Lows
11. Eagle’s Wings
12. Still / P E A C E

Hillsong Young & Free releases ‘All of My Best Friends’

Grammy nominated Hillsong Young & Free’s fourth career album “All of My Best Friends” has just been released. The new compilation features 20 newly-penned songs (13 live performance tracks and seven studio recordings), including the group’s breakout single “Best Friends” which peaked at #1 on the Hot AC chart and remains the highest audio debut of any Hillsong track with more than 6.3 million global streams.

Young & Free continues to play an integral role in reaching this generation for Christ with their revamped contemporary approach. Recorded in Sydney, Australia, “All of My Best Friends” was born out of collaboration, unity and seeking to express the raw, bright-eyed passion of Hillsong’s youth group. The new project captures the uninhibited feeling of discovering the love of Jesus and is a reminder that we are all connected to each other.

“I think our greatest hope for our music is that people, whatever their background, circumstance or belief, would know that there is a purpose for their life,” says Young & Free’s Melodie Mezieres-Wagner. “That there is more to life than what they see and that they’re not alone and never have been.”

“We never could have imagined the turn of events that would follow the recording of this album and yet it is full of relevant songs that bring joy and perspective in the midst of uncertain times,” adds Young & Free’s Laura Toggs. “The very essence of Young & Free is a sound that unlocks joy within our hearts. We’ve been waiting to release it at the right time. I think it’s important right now…that you get an infection of joy.”

In January 2020, Young & Free released their first in a series of six singles leading up to the album launch, all of which have garnered more than 15 million global streams to date. Previously released 2020 tracks (also featured on the new album) include “Uncomplicated,” “As I Am,” “World Outside Your Window,” “Lord Send Revival,” “Best Friends,” and current radio single “Never Have I Ever” (#20 at Hot AC) which quickly gained radio momentum with eight adds out of the box. The new song continues to build at radio in the “new & active” category on the Christian Airplay and Hot AC charts.

Since forming in 2013, Hillsong Young & Free has released three highly successful albums and more than 20 singles, acquiring over 459 million YouTube channel views and 1.2 billion global career streams (with a 700,000 plus global unit career consumption). With a combined social following of 3 million plus fans, Young & Free has seen seven No. 1 career singles and 10 Top 5 singles at Hot AC radio. Their debut album “We Are Young & Free” landed in the Top 25 on Billboard 200 while “Youth Revival” garnered the group its first-ever Grammy nomination for Best Contemporary Christian Music Album (2017). Their recent single “Every Little Thing” hit #1 at Hot AC radio for eight weeks, making it the longest running #1 for the band.

“All of My Best Friends” follows on the heels of the youth worship collective’s 2018 studio album “III” that earned the group tremendous acclaim amassing over 75 million streams and 75,000+ units in global consumption.

All of My Best Friends Track Listing:

World Outside Your Window (Live)
Never Have I Ever (Live)
Best Friends (Live)
Indescribable (Live)
As I Am (Live)
Uncomplicated (Live)
New Thing (Live)
Need Your Love (Live)
Glimpse (Live)
Keep On (Live)
All My Life (Live)
Everything I Could Want (Live)
Lord Send Revival (Live)
World Outside Your Window
Never Have I Ever
Best Friends
Indescribable
As I Am
Uncomplicated
Need Your Love

Hillsong UNITED Announces Release of New Album ‘People’

Hillsong UNITED announces the release of a new album, “People”, with release date April 26th, 2019. Available for pre-order since March 15th, together with the release of “Another In The Fire“.

This project is the culmination of whatever is after… coming home, having a meal with family and friends – old and new… the everyday that frames the season. UNITED have kept it simple returning to where it all began.

It is about people. People you’re doing life with. People you’re representing. It’s about people we are called to reach. Loving our neighbour as ourselves.

This project is for people. Unapologetically back to its roots, UNITED demonstrates its utter reliance on God and the fact that we are called to look at life through an uncomplicated lens of loving people.

Recorded live in Sydney, Australia, “PEOPLE” features three previously released tracks, including “As You Find Me,” “Good Grace,” and “Whole Heart (Hold Me Now).” Debuting in December 2018, “Good Grace” set the record as UNITED’s highest streaming street week career single, which “Whole Heart (Hold Me Now)” subsequently broke by an increase of 12% upon its release in January 2019. Their latest song “As You Find Me” has already garnered 8.2+ million global streams/YouTube views to date, while “Whole Heart” and “Good Grace” have amassed over 31.8+ million global streams (including YouTube views) collectively.

Check out Another In The Fire, recorded live at Hillsong Worship & Creative Conference in Sydney, Australia.

Lauren Daigle smashes it on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’

Award-winning Christian artist Lauren Daigle has made another appearance on the ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ show. The shows, as part of the Jimmy Kimmel Love! Mercedes-Benz Concert Series, saw her wow the crowd.

Along with her recent single You Say, she also performed This Girl.

At the recent Grammys, Daigle won the award for Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance with her song You. She also won best album with Look Up Child – for which she beat Elevation Worship, Jesus Culture, Michael W. Smith and Zach Williams.

Daigle has risen up the charts in terms of popularity, too. She was under fire for her comments about homosexuality, as well as performing on the Ellen De Generes show, which dramatically lifted her profile.