Bethel Music singer/songwriter bows stirring single following sabbatical
“The Father’s House,” the rousing, gospel-fueled new single from Grammy-nominated Bethel Music singer/songwriter Cory Asbury, is now available. Produced by Ed Cash (Chris Tomlin, NEEDTOBREATHE) and penned by Asbury, Ethan Hulse (Jeremy Camp, Zach Williams) and Hillsong UNITED’s Ben Hastings, the song is already making an impact at radio, landing at No. 31 on Billboard’s Christian Airplay chart this week.
A welcoming invitation to “lay your burdens down here in the father’s house,” the single is Asbury’s first new music following a year-long sabbatical in the wake of his 2018 genre-defying megahit, “Reckless Love.”
“When you come into the father’s house, you’re realigned to his confidence,” Asbury said of the new track's inspiration. “There’s no anxiety in him. There’s no fear of the future. There’s no shame or insecurity. So when we come into his house, we’re actually aligned to his heartbeat and the healing truth of who he is. He’s not after our perfection. He’s not after our performance. He’s not after the outward expression of godliness or holiness. He’s not after our Sunday best. He’s after what’s really in our hearts.”
“The Father’s House” is the lead single from Asbury’s Bethel Music sophomore set, due later this year. Although he penned several songs for the new project during his sabbatical, Asbury’s time at home provided a much-needed reset.
“It’s been a year of realizing I don’t have to prove anything,” he said. “It’s been a year of complete reliance on God. I had to learn to be OK with not having a stage or being on a pedestal or people thinking I’m awesome; but being cool with being completely dependent on the father for everything.”
Reemerging earlier this month with a brand-new recording of “Reckless Love” featuring Grammy-winning pop superstar Tori Kelly, Asbury also recently released the devotional book “Reckless Love: A 40-Day Journey Into the Overwhelming, Never-Ending Love of God” (Charisma House).
Asbury has earned a Grammy nomination, three GMA Dove Awards and two K-LOVE Fan Awards. The title track from his best-selling 2018 Bethel Music debut, “Reckless Love” spent a total of 18 weeks at No. 1 at Christian radio and has amassed more than 144 million combined Spotify and Apple Music streams to date. Named ASCAP’s Christian Music Song of the Year in 2019, “Reckless Love” also landed at No. 4 on Billboard’s Hot Christian Songs (2010s) chart, a ranking of the genre’s biggest songs of the past 10 years. Connect with Asbury on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.
Bethel Music is an 11-time Dove Award-winning and Grammy-nominated Christian worship ministry formed as an extension of Bethel Church in Redding, California. Beginning in 2001, Bethel Music has grown from a local church music ministry to a global outreach comprising a collective of songwriters, artists and musicians. In 2019, Billboard named Bethel Music among the top record labels in Christian music. For more information, visit bethelmusic.com or turningpointpr.com.