Every couple of years WOW Worship releases a best-of compilation of worship tunes. This release is full of great original tunes from folks like Chris Tomlin, Matt Redman, and Gungor. But it's the cover songs that have got me this time around. The Young & Free team covered "The Stand" (the one they played live in NZ a month ago), for King & Country did a full on orchestral take on "From The Inside Out", & Building 429 covered "White Flag". Hit the jump to listen to some of these awesome songs, and get the album on iTunes.
This week on Homegrown we are talking to Craig from Citywest Church in New Plymouth. They have recently released their first live worship album called Togetherasone. So we’ll be talking about their approach to worship music and ministry.
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Seen through the eyes of Joel Gray, the Make Me New EP draws on the experience of his faith and human nature colliding. Click 'Read More' to download this stunning four-track EP completely free!
We're excited about the release of the brand new Hillsong United album 'Zion' on Feburary 26th! Download the new United single 'Scandal of Grace' from their website now.
More from wiki: 'Zion will be the third studio album by Australian Contemporary Christian & Alternative Rock band Hillsong United. Production for the album began in March 2011 in Sydney, Australia. The album is to be released February 26, 2013 internationally. The album will be available in standard and Deluxe Edition (CD + DVD) plus digital.'
Check out this trailer for the album below:
We're stoked that the first Kiwi Download for 2013 is the debut single from Luke Parkers new Deeply, Human EP - the song is 'Oh my Soul Waits'. It starts slow and intimate and builds to a foot stomping singalong, it's hard not to get caught up amongst it! Deeply, Human was produced by Parachute Band's Sam De Jong and Luke played a bunch of the new EP at Parachute 2013. You can also hear him chat in depth to Jon E Clist about the EP in Homegrown this weekend.
As a songwriter for Parachute Band, Luke Parker has proved his ability to craft genuine, heartfelt songs of worship. However, Parker's ability extends far beyond that of a behind the scenes songwriter. With a compelling stage presence coupled with a heart's desire to draw others closer to God, Parker has wowed audiences from his native New Zealand to America and the UK.
This week on Homegrown we are doing a worship special as we talk to Rachel Tanner and the crew from South City Christian Centre in Christchurch about acoustic worship plus, Tony Crawford and Jono Wilson from Life Worship in Auckland about filming live worship for DVD.
Listen below for the audio.
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Chris Tomlin is one of the biggest worship artists around right now. His songs are sung all around the world, and by the looks of it, this new album out January is set to be pretty awesome.