Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Hillsong United EMPIRES: A Music Review #FlyBy #Empires

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Do you have a favorite part of church services? For some it's the sermon itself. Or perhaps communion or even the fellowship with fellow believers before and after the service. Personally, my favorite part of any church service has always been the worship music. What a great excuse to get up out of your seat, celebrate and sing to the Lord. If a church service doesn't offer great music, chances are I'm not going to get very much out of it.

My love of worship music doesn't end when I leave a church building though. I love it at home, in the car, wherever I am. It's such a fantastic way to connect with God as I go on about my day. For those like myself who love worship music, chances are you're very familiar with Hillsong UNITED and their amazing music. But just in case, here's a little more info:

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.

Sounds awesome, right? I think so too, so I was thrilled to have the chance to review their new album EMPIRES.

Now, in my opinion worship music tends to fall in one of two categories. There are those songs that make you get up and dance, praise the Lord and get loud about it (think 'Trading My Sorrows') and there are those that will bring you to goosebumps each and every time with their soulful sound and powerful words that move you deeply (think 'Here I Am to Worship' or 'Amazing Grace'). For me, this album most certainly fit into the second category. It was absolutely beautiful. 

If you've already heard their song, 'Touch The Sky', you might already agree. Take a look at just a snippet of these lyrics:

Find me here at Your feet again
Everything I am, reaching out, I surrender
Come sweep me up in Your love again
And my soul will dance
On the wings of forever

My heart beating, my soul breathing
I found my life when I laid it down
Upward falling, spirit soaring
I touch the sky when my knees hit the ground

Absolutely beautiful. Listen for yourself on this video of their recent Good Morning America appearance:

Hillsong UNITED - Touch The Sky - Live on Today Show from Post Production on Vimeo.

While this has certainly remained my favorite on the album (so far), the rest of the album is just as inspiring!! I have found myself wanting to listen over and over again! But don't just take my word for it. EMPIRES is available to purchase now!

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  1. We love Hillsong United! A lot of times we will listen to the Hillsong United station on Pandora and hear lots of christian artists we never would have discovered!

  2. I like Hillsong and Jeremy Camp.

  3. I have never heard of them! I've actually not listened to any Christian artists yet. But I would really love to start :)

  4. Hillsong United, Planetshakers, Citipointe Live, Darlene Zschech and Don Moen are some of my favorite Christian Artists

  5. My brother and I LOVE hillsong!!! My favorite song of theirs has to be Lead Me To the Cross. I also like David Crowder and Jeremy Camp.

  6. I am a really big Hillsong United fan, I have been to one of their concerts before and it was amazing!!


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