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London Gatch announces solo debut album, 'New Stories,' coming Feb. 22, 2019

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Fri, Dec 7th 2018 04:05 pm
BEC Recordings/BEC Worship's London Gatch announced a full-length solo debut release, "New Stories," for Feb. 22, 2019. Listeners have been able to get to know London over the last year as she has released tracks from the upcoming album, including the song, "Jesus Only You," "You Never Walk Away," "Oh What Perfect Love," and the title track, "New Stories."
"I can't even describe the feeling of freedom that I had when the first song released," Gatch said. "I feel like, in a lot of ways, it was the expression of worship I was always meant to express."
Over the past decade, this worship leader was on staff at Elevation Church, where she also was a part of their chart-topping worship platform, Elevation Worship. In 2016, London and her husband, Lance, felt God calling them to something new and led them away from Elevation. 
"I felt so strongly that he was speaking to me, 'I'm preparing you for something new. I'm going ahead of you and I'm making the plans. I'm planning your trip, and I'll send you the itinerary," she said.
That itinerary included several major life events for her family over a short period of time. Shortly after they left Elevation Church and Worship, she gave birth to her first daughter, Tilly. Next, her family moved home to Charleston, South Carolina, where she and her husband both grew up, and rejoined an old church family: Seacoast Church.
"New Stories" chronicles Gatch's inner faith journey since transitioning away from full-time ministry. Eight years on staff had led to burnout and anxiety, as can often happen for pastors and ministry leaders. Gatch said she felt "spiritually frozen." Now, in this new place and new season, she said, "I've finally been defrosted."
"New Stories" is a testament to this, how the soil can turn from frozen to flourishing, how minds can turn from anxiety to peace, how the voices in one's heads can turn from lies to truth, and how hearts can turn from bondage to freedom.
In addition to the new album, London is a guest host for Spotify's Women in Worship starting this week. CLICK HERE to see her playlist.

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