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Bethel Music Announces Starlight, Their First Full-Length Album Recorded Live On Tour, To Debut April 7
This post was written by Kris Patrick | March 27, 2017
Grammy Nominated Band LEELAND Announces Partnership with Bethel Music
Worship band Leeland made waves in 2006 when the group released their first national album, Sound of Melodies, via Essential Records/Provident Music. Read the full post »
This post was written by Kris Patrick | August 24, 2015
Bethel Music’s Amanda Cook to Go Solo with New Album “Brave New World”
Featuring 13 original songs, the album reveals the themes, confessions and heart of Cook in a dynamic, melodic and ethereally rich atmosphere of worship. Intentionally crafted like a painting made with strokes of melodies and chords, the album invites listeners to experience Cook’s recorded journey of discovery, permission and mystery.
For Cook, the journey to Brave New World began with her song, “You Make Me Brave,” which became the anthemic title track to Bethel Music’s Billboard Top 10-selling album released last year. The message and process of writing, recording and leading the song in worship, gave Cook the opportunity to explore what it is like to live in a world without anxiety, a world absent of fear in the presence of God’s perfect love.
“If we were on a ship in the ocean, every water drop in that ocean is a testimony of His nature and His goodness,” says Cook. “The vastness of that picture is what I want people to encounter in this album. These songs are droplets, and they are precious to me, because I’ve spent time in that water. I hope that these water droplets invite people in. We have a kind God, a merciful God, a God who doesn’t hide his heart in pieces. I want to expose the little pieces I know in my heart to be true.”
With three-time GRAMMY-nominated, twice Dove Award-winning “Producer of the Year,” Jason Ingram, and one of Nashville’s most in-demand producers and drummers, Paul Mabury, sharing producer credits on the album, the pair also teamed up with Cook to write for the album. “Jason and Paul essentially pastored my heart through the making of this album,” says Cook, who also co-wrote two songs with Bethel Music’s Steffany Gretzinger.
For Amanda, the new songs proclaiming the nature of God are personal moments of contemplative prayer declared from years of wrestling. “Kind” promises that God is not a powerful tyrant who operates like humans, but rather like a kind father. “Pieces” is a bold declaration of God’s nature while “Heroes” compels a listener to dance even amidst disappointment, trusting that God has our best interests in mind. In “City of Hope,” Cook responds to the mercy and kindness of God, expounding on a passage in Isaiah that points to a beautiful dwelling place.
The full Brave New World track listing with songwriter credits follows:
01) Heroes (Amanda Cook, Jason Ingram, Paul Mabury)
02) Shepherd (Studio) (Amanda Cook)
03) The Voyage (Amanda Cook, Steffany Gretzinger, Jonathan David Helser, Melissa Helser)
04) Never See the End (Amanda Cook, Jason Ingram, Paul Mabury)
05) Mercy (Amanda Cook, Steffany Gretzinger)
06) Flagship (Amanda Cook)
07) Kind (Amanda Cook)
08) Closer (Amanda Cook)
09) Bittersweet (Amanda Cook, Jason Ingram, Paul Mabury)
10) Highest Praise (Amanda Cook)
11) Brave New World (Amanda Cook, Bobby Strand)
12) City of Hope (Amanda Cook)
13) Pieces (Amanda Cook, Steffany Gretzinger)
All the latest Bethel Music news, including information on its current 5-star acclaimed and bestselling (No. 1 Christian, No. 9 overall album, Billboard) We Will Not Be Shaken CD/DVD and its second, all instrumental Without Words: Synesthesia album that released July 31, can be found at www.bethelmusic.com.
The site also features Bethel Music touring details, chord charts, videos and more resources. Links to Bethel Music social media sites include: www.facebook.com/bethelmusic, @bethelmusic and http://instagram.com/bethelmusic.
This post was written by Kris Patrick | August 18, 2015
BETHEL MUSIC TO RELEASE “WITHOUT WORDS: SYNESTHESIA”
Bethel Music, the worship music and community of songwriters emerging from Bethel Church in Redding, CA, will release its second, all instrumental, full-length album, Without Words: Synesthesia, July 31, 2015 through Provident Music Distribution. Well-known Bethel Music songs, such as “It is Well,” “You Make Me Brave,” “Over My Head,” “This is Amazing Grace” and more, have been reconstructed with lush instrumentation set against orchestral sonic landscapes. The recording continues what Bethel Music began in 2013 with the release of its first instrumental album, Without Words, which received wide critical acclaim. Read the full post »
This post was written by Kris Patrick | June 1, 2015
BETHEL MUSIC RELEASES “WE WILL NOT BE SHAKEN” GLOBALLY JAN. 27
Bethel Music, the worship ministry of Redding, CA-based Bethel Church, releases the highly anticipated We Will Not Be Shaken CD/DVD internationally January 27 with Provident Music Distribution. Recorded during an evening of worship on a mountaintop overlooking Shasta Lake north of Redding, the live album and DVD present 11 new songs led by the Bethel Music Artist Collective, including Brian Johnson, Jenn Johnson, Hunter Thompson, Amanda Cook and Matt Stinton, as well as debut artists Kalley Heiligenthal, Hannah McClure, Paul McClure, Jonathan David Helser and Melissa Helser. Read the full post »
This post was written by Kris Patrick | December 15, 2014
BETHEL MUSIC RELEASES “TIDES LIVE” GLOBALLY TODAY
Bethel Music, the worship ministry of Redding, CA-based Bethel Church, releases TIDES LIVE internationally today (Feb. 25) through Fuel Distribution. The recording features Jenn Johnson leading the radio hit, “Chasing You,” Brian Johnson leading “Forever,” Jeremy Riddle on “Heaven’s Song,” and eight more songs of worship of praise led by additional Bethel Music worship leaders Steffany Frizzell Gretzinger, William Matthews, Matt Stinton and Hunter G K Thompson. For the next two weeks, the album may be purchased for the special low price of $4.99 at iTunes®. Read the full post »
This post was written by Kris Patrick | February 26, 2014
BETHEL MUSIC RELEASES FIRST-EVER STUDIO ALBUM, TIDES, SEPT. 3
Bethel Music, the worship ministry of Redding, CA-based Bethel Church, releases its highly anticipated and first-ever full-length studio recording, TIDES, Sept. 3 with global distribution through Fuel Distribution / Tonetree Music, plus physical distribution in the U.S. to Christian stores through New Day. Read the full post »
This post was written by Kris Patrick | August 2, 2013