May 29 release marks renowned collective’s 15th live set
A holy anticipation moving on the wind, touching the ends of the earth and uniting worshippers in celebration of a kingdom coming, “Revival’s In The Air” – the 15th live recording from Grammy-nominated, Dove Award-winning worship collective Bethel Music – will be available everywhere May 29.
Continuing a legacy of spirit-led recordings that have shaped the signature sound of Bethel Music and engaged the global church in corporate worship for more than a decade, “Revival’s In The Air” was recorded live at Bethel Church in Redding, California. Executive produced by Bethel Music co-founder Brian Johnson and CEO Joel Taylor, with assistant producers David Whitworth, John-Paul Gentile and Matthew Ogden, the album is “a declaration of steadfast faith in the promises of God.”
The sprawling, 17-track project showcases Bethel Music’s renowned cadre of songwriters and worship leaders, including Brian and Jenn Johnson, Cory Asbury, Jonathan David and Melissa Helser, Josh Baldwin, Kristene DiMarco, Paul and Hannah McClure, Brandon Lake, Bethany Wohrle and Dante Bowe. Additionally, “Revival’s In The Air” features songwriting contributions from such leading names as Matt Redman, Phil Wickham, Leslie Jordan (All Sons & Daughters), Ben Fielding (Hillsong Worship), Rita Springer and Ethan Hulse, among others.
The album is overarchingly inspired by the title-cut, an invigorating call to renewal penned by David and Helser, along with their son, Cadence. Teeming with expectation, the anthem proclaims, “Revival’s in the air/oh catch it if you can/it’s moving on the wind/the dawn is breaking.”
"The last two years we’ve been through a lot of really difficult things as a community, but we have felt the presence of God so strongly through it all," Brian Johnson said. "We started our new album during all of this and have watched the Lord guide us through each stage of the process. This album began with a theme, 'God of Revival.' Although we changed things as we tried our best to follow what he was saying, we always came back to REVIVAL."
"Then COVID-19 happened," he continued. "Although this time has been difficult in many ways, we’ve watched God move, disrupt and REVIVE – in family time, the global spread of the church in homes, personal awareness of what we need to work on, priority checks, a worldwide reset, fresh hunger and total dependence on God. Through this shaking, people are being awakened. REVIVAL is in the air."
"We don’t know what you’re going through right now, but you are not alone and God is working all around you," Jenn Johnson added. "We love you and pray this album awakens your heart and lights your soul on fire for more of God."
Bethel Music has debuted three singles from the recording to date: album opener “God of Revival,” led by Brian and Jenn Johnson; Asbury’s “Egypt,” a celebration of God’s faithfulness; and the Lake-led “We Praise You,” speaking peace in the midst of panic and uncertainty. The project’s highly anticipated fourth single is set to bow later this week, followed by one new song each day beginning May 24 until the album’s release.