Chris Quilala releases ‘Nothing But Good’; Kim Walker-Smith releases ‘Insatiable’
Jesus Culture Music in partnership with Capitol Christian Music Group, have released two back-to-back songs from their worship leaders Chris Quilala and Kim Walker-Smith in the midst of their annual conference being held this weekend.
The Jesus Culture Conference, titled "More Than A Moment," began yesterday and continues through tomorrow, and these songs are serving as an anthem for the Jesus Culture family as they gather for their annual hometown conference in Sacramento.
"It’s easy to see the 'glass as half-empty' when life is full of chances to be disappointed or discouraged, but these moments should never replace truth in our hearts: the truth that God is always good," Quilala shared about his new song. "Psalm 23 says, ‘Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me. You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies. You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows. Surely your goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.’
“God says we will walk through the valley, through hard and seemingly impossible situations, but he also promises to always walk with us! Not only that, but he says that our cup will be overflowing, not 'half-empty' or even 'half-full,' but overflowing with his goodness and love. For me, this is a song that realigns my perspective. It’s a celebration of all the times that God has demonstrated his overwhelming goodness and faithfulness through the years."
" 'Insatiable' is an honest and vulnerable song written by Mitch Wong, Dustin Smith and Chris McClarney," Walker-Smith said. "The lyrics speak to the deep love God has for us and the lengths he would go through to win our hearts. There is also a beautiful response in the lyrics that tells God that he can have it all. His love is an all-consuming fire, and he is worthy of our surrender."
Quilala is the writer of the Jesus Culture band's well-known songs "Fierce," "In the River," and "Miracles." He currently has six songs in the CCLI Top 1,000 songs and released his debut solo album, “Split the Sky,” in 2016.
For more than 10 years, Walker-Smith has played a major role in influencing worshippers and worship teams to passionately pursue Jesus. She is one of the most influential female voices in Christian music. Walker-Smith is one of the founding members of the Jesus Culture band and movement. Her first solo record, “Here is My Song,” was released in 2008. Her second solo record, “Still Believe,” came in 2013. A record with her husband Skyler, “Home,” and a Christmas record, called “When Christmas Comes,” followed. Her latest solo record, “On My Side,” went top 10 overall on iTunes. She released her debut book, “Brave Surrender: Let God's Love Rewrite Your Story” (Zondervan), in the spring.
Jesus Culture is a community of worship leaders and musicians whose heart is to see a generation impacted by encounters with the presence of God. Originating out of the Jesus Culture movement that began in 1999, they recorded their first album in 2005 at their youth and young adult conference in Redding, California. Since then, Jesus Culture has released 10 annual live albums and more than 20 solo artist albums.
Jesus Culture leads worship both at their local church in Sacramento and abroad through conference events that have reached 300,ooo-plus people in more than 100 cities and 15 countries. Jesus Culture has more than 1.5 billion worldwide audio and video streams and garnered more than 6 million followers on social media and over 188 million streams on YouTube.
Jesus Culture is focused on equipping a generation to transform society by bringing people into an encounter with God’s love through worship and discipleship. The songs they release capture the heart of the movement.