Before the new year, Bethel Music's Amanda Lindsey Cook re-emerged to fans on social media after a long hiatus, posting a handwritten note that explained the singer's absence, hinting at new music in the works. Today, Cook reveals the letter's allusive meaning with the announcement of her upcoming “House On A Hill,” set to release March 29.
“I think it’s really essential to create rhythms of rest. There are some things that only actually ever happen when we slow down long enough to be still and let everything catch up to us. It’s the wound in us that wants to be healed that’s trying to catch up," Cook said. "This record, in particular, came at a really crucial moment. One of my producers basically said to me, ‘I think you need to write your way through it. I think you need to sing your way through it.’ ”
The anticipated project is the result of spending two months tucked away in a secluded house in the wooded hills of Nashville, where Cook both wrote and recorded for the album. She invited a few close friends into the process, including Grammy-winning producers Jason Ingram and Paul Mabury (Lauren Daigle, Cory Asbury), and long-time collaborator Steffany Gretzinger.
“In that space, when things were really tender and fragile, I thought it was important to keep friends close and just create a space that felt really vulnerable and intimate,” Cook shared. “I can’t really wrap words around it. It was just the healing that comes from being with people; being with friends; being known and seen and loved.”
Coinciding with the announcement of the album, Cook has released a brand-new music video for the breathy yet emboldening track, "Awakening," mirroring the singer's own personal journey throughout the making of the project.
Cook will kick off the release of “House On A Hill” with four consecutive shows starting in New York City, closing in Nashville, the very place the project was birthed. Cook will then join Hillsong United USA Tour 2019 on the coast-to-coast trek along with worship leader Mack Brock. For tickets or more information, visit www.amandalindseycook.com/events/.
“House On A Hill” is now available for pre-order HERE.
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