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Elevation Worship has surprised fans with the
release of their new album Paradoxology. the collection features 8
songs from their most recent Grammy-nominated album, Hallelujah Here
Below, reimagined, plus a brand new song "With You," that has already
hit the CCM charts top 25.
Worship leader Chris Brown explains: "A couple of days after we
released our last album, 'Hallelujah Here Below,' Pastor Steven
Furtick asked me 'what next?' Typical! We thought it'd be fun to get in
the studio with our team and reimagine some of the songs from that album and
record a new one ("With You"). And so we did - Reimagine! And it was
- FUN! And today we're releasing 'Paradoxology.' Really hope these
songs bless you."
Hallelujah Here Below was written from the heart of the
"doxology," which is best-known for reminding the listener to,
"Praise God, from Whom all blessings flow. Praise Him, all
creatures here below." Paradoxology revolves around the
paradox of a perfect God receiving our imperfect praise.
"With Paradoxology, we wanted to reimagine some of the songs from
our latest album, Hallelujah Here Below," says Chris
Brown of Elevation Worship.
"So we got in
the studio and had a great time finding new expressions for some
of our favorites. We even had our friend Steffany Gretzinger
bring her beautiful voice to 'Hallelujah Here Below.' And
we're excited to introduce a brand new song that we recorded for
Paradoxology includes revamped versions of songs like, "Here
Again," "Echo," and "Hallelujah Here Below," as well
as a brand new song, "With You."
has already cracked the Billboard CCM Top 25 chart as the
highest ranking debut while "Hallelujah Here Below" Featuring
Steffany Gretzinger followed up the next week with another
highest ranking debut at #22.
"Resurrecting," meanwhile, from "Here As In Heaven" has
climbed to #3. (click here).
Elevation Worship is the worship ministry of Elevation Church, a
multisite church based in Charlotte, NC, led by Pastor Steven Furtick. Their
previous album, Hallelujah Here Below, released in September of 2018
and has been nominated for Best Contemporary Christian Album of the Year at
the 61st Grammy Awards being held in February of 2019.
Their album There Is A Cloud featured the Christian radio top-5
song "Do It Again." O Come To The Altar from Here
As In Heaven reached #7 staying on the charts for 40 weeks.
After finishing the fall leg of their Hallelujah Here Below Tour
in 2018, continued their tour with Leeland in January and Cody
Carnes in March. They have previously toured with other prominent bands
such as Hillsong Worship, Bethel Music, Kari Jobe, Jesus Culture, and
Elevation Worship's "Resurrecting"
performing their entire
live performance of
"O Come To The Altar"
It Again' Singer Mack Brock Encourages Christians to Embrace
'Journey Mentality' with New EP
By Tre Goins-Phillips, faithwire.com
Christian singer-songwriter Mack Brock is encouraging
listeners to embrace a "journey mentality" with his new EP,
"I feel a shift in the church at large where we really are embracing this
journey mentality and not just celebrating the wins and
celebrating the victories," he said. "This is a journey we're
all in every day together."
Every song on the five-track EP was born out of that
realization, according to the worship leader.
Nearly two years after he stepped away from his role as a
founding member of Elevation Worship, Brock has released his
second studio project. In it, the "Do It Again" songwriter
explores the depths of God's love for us even in the midst of our
own struggles and insecurities.
Elevation Worship's "Do It
Many of the song's lyrics were pulled right from the pages of Brock's own
life experiences and his decision to leave a full-time position at
Elevation Church in North Carolina - a space that offered security
and community. Even in the uncertainty surrounding that step into
the unknown, Brock emphasized the value of remaining obedient.
"Sometimes obedience is praying about a specific situation and really
fasting and praying and seeking wisdom, and then trusting that
you're hearing from the Lord in that step," he told Faithwire,
noting his decision to leave Elevation Worship was "an act of
There are times, though, when obedience isn't manifested in really big,
outward changes. But it can be just as courageous - or maybe even
more courageous - than walking away from a place of comfortability.
Sometimes it's just as simple as "trusting in the scriptures and
believing the things you read in Scripture and believing that Jesus
is with you and actually finding peace in that and really just
wrestling with" that reality, Brock explained.
"A lot of times," he added, "[obedience] is just this daily routine of
coming back to Jesus."
Having grown up in church, Brock said Christians should be open and
vulnerable about their own struggles and insecurities because it's
important to rejoice and mourn with one another.
Practicing that kind of openness, Brock said, can be particularly
difficult for anyone in church leadership because that person is
"supposed to be the one who has the answers."
"That's just not realistic," he admitted. "Just allowing ourselves to be
open with where we're at and address the situation, but also, at the
same time, speak truth over the situation is such an important part
of the process."
As for why Brock decided to release a short EP now instead of a full
album, the popular Christian singer said he really wanted to share
the project's five songs sooner rather than later.
He wants listeners to know they "are loved by a God who is so passionate
about them" and that "it's OK to struggle" because the Lord "is
desperate to wrestle that with them."
"If we can come back and we can speak truth over our situation or truth
over ourselves, then that's such a good place to be," Brock said.
"It's such a good place to be to rest in God's truth and to rest in
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"With You (Paradoxology)"
The collection features 8 songs from their most recent Grammy-nominated album, Hallelujah Here Below, reimagined, plus a brand new song, With You.
Elevation Worship, the worship ministry of Elevation Church: a multi-site church based in the Charlotte, NC area, lis ed by Pastor Steven Furtick. They have written many hits that are sung by worship teams all over the world such as Resurrecting, Do It Again, O Come to the Altar, Grace Like a Wave, Unstoppable God, and many others. Won't Stop Now and Here Again are the first singles from the new CD, Hallelujah
(Here As In Heaven
Since 2006, North Carolina area Elevation Church has thrived under the leadership of Pastor Steven Furtick. The church's high-energy music ministry, Elevation Worship, blends vertical and scriptural lyrics with a driving modern worship sound. This 2015 release includes Yahweh,
O Come To The Altar, Resurrecting, the title track,
What happens when you bring Elevation Worship, Tasha Cobbs Leonard, Israel Houghton, Travis Greene, Tye Tribbett, Kierra Sheard, and The Walls Group together on an album? Elevation Collective, a new project from Elevation Worship.
The project is comprised of 8 tracks and features members of the Charlotte, NC based Elevation Worship as well as the aforementioned artists. Features the hits "Do It Again" with Travis Greene & Kierra Sheard and "Here As In Heaven" with Tasha Cobbs Leonard.
(There Is A Cloud)
On the heels of their hit, "O Come To The Altar," from "Here As In Heaven," North Carolina's Elevation Church returns with an exceptional live worship recording. There Is A Cloud features brand new songs including the title track, "Do It Again," "Forever I Run," and others.
(Do It Again)
"O Come To
Since 2006, North Carolina
area Elevation Church has
thrived under the leadership
of Pastor Steven Furtick.
The church's high-energy
music ministry, Elevation
Worship, blends vertical and
scriptural lyrics with a
driving modern worship
sound. This 2015 release
includes "Yahweh," "O
Come To The Altar," the
title track, and more.
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