Disclosure / Disclaimer: I received this cd, free of charge, from Propeller Consulting, LLC,for review purposes on this blog.Many thanks to them for also providing the additional prize for the giveaway. Choice of winners are made randomly via the form used, and any stated opinions above are 100% my own and NOT influenced by any compensation received.
Ok, so Music Monday is actually on TUESDAY, because we took yesterday off!
This new cd is from one of Miss Grace's FAVORITE Christian Bands, and it comes out TODAY!
"EMPIRES is the story of two worlds," says Hillsong United's Joel Houston. "We wanted to create songs that first seek to listen, then speak the good news of Jesus and His grace into the dichotomy, tension and hopeful-collision of this broken and fragile world we see here and now, and the unshakeable and mysterious reality of the Kingdom we can’t see. Our desire has been to simply create the most honest project we could."
Here Now (Madness)
Say the Word
Heart Like Heaven
Touch the Sky
Stree Called Mercy
When I Lost my Heart (Hallelujah)
Even When It Hurts (Praise Song)
Prince of Peace
Closer Than You Know
Check out their recent appearance on the Today Show:
This is a solid follwo up to the Zion cd, and its huge hit Oceans, that many people have heard and loved. The songs go back and forth between almst mediatative and praise, with a nice mix of both.
Miss Grace declred Heart Like Heaven, Rule and Even When It Hurts (Praise Song) her favorites off th ealbum, which I have to concure with. It still amazes me how she reacts to songs with deep meaning and then sings them at the top of her sings with pure fervor. She amazes me with her faith, EVERY day! This is a great cd for use during VBS, with its haunting lyrics and hopeful tone. We can't recommend it enough.
Miss Grace is already buggin me to mark the calendar for when the docuentary Let Hope Rise about Hillsong United and their last tour, comes out in September, to take her to see it- you have to love it when your 8 yr old wants to go see a documentary (!!) about a Christian band! You may have already seen the trailers for it too-so be sure to mark your calendars like did!
About Hillsong United:
UNITED is committed to writing songs that speak truth, create a unique sound, connect with churches, individuals and ultimately connect people everywhere with God. UNITED serve in church as a part of the wider Hillsong Worship and Creative team when they are home. When on tour, they are accompanied by the whole Hillsong team’s support and prayers that their ministry would arrest hearts and point people to Jesus, impacting individuals, local youth groups and local churches. Check them out on tour this summer: http://outcrytour.com/
One lucky BTHM reader will get to win their own copy of this EXCELLENT cd!