This past July during Hillsong’s Annual Conference in Sydney, Australia, the church introduced an exciting and new generation of worship music. Welcome Hillsong Young & Free, who will officially release their debut CD “We Are Young & Free” on September 30 (Capitol CMG). A pre-sale for the project starts today. Click here for more information.
Creating such a new sound is a bold move for Hillsong, who has a unique sound and worship style the world has come to know and love through their UNITED and LIVE brands. With Young & Free, this worship is stylistically more of a reflection of what youth are listening to now.
This expression of worship from the youth of the church released their debut single “Alive” in July on iTunes, which hit No. 1 on the iTunes Christian & Gospel single chart. The single also had an immediate response in their home country as it become the second Hillsong song to hit the Australian ARIA singles chart.
“Young & Free is more than a label, it is also our message and mission,” shares Laura Toggs, team leader for Young & Free. “This is a generation called to stand strong in their youth and in their freedom, refusing to allow others to dismiss them for their age. Songs arising from Young & Free are unlike anything that we have ever done before, and we believe that through them young people will find life and deep, unending joy in Jesus. We are the voice of THIS generation.”
Young & Free will also be traveling to the U.S. to perform at the first-ever Hillsong U.S. Conferences in New York City (Oct. 4 & 5) and Los Angeles (Oct. 18 & 19).
Young & Free members will also join UNITED on their fall leg of the WELCOMEZION tour.