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First song from project, ‘Same God,’ out today
Grammy-nominated, multi-GMA Dove Award-winning, and Billboard No. 1 charting Elevation Worship announces the release of their upcoming album, “LION.” Available worldwide March 4, the group dropped the first single, "Same God" today. Co-written by Pastor Steven Furtick, Chris Brown, Brandon Lake and Pat Barrett, and featuring Elevation Worship's Jonsal Barrientes, Merge PR said, “This soaring and powerful ballad speaks to the faithfulness of God.”
Brown explained, “He is unchanged in his wisdom, his power, his goodness, and his generosity toward us. I hope the song portrays his character and nature in a way that takes people on a journey and reminds people that we’re a part of a great cloud of witnesses that have seen this same faithful God make good on his promises to the generations before us, and those to come after.”
In the past two years alone, Elevation Worship has broken barriers for the worship genre, celebrating multiple No. 1 songs at radio, three nominations for the 2022 Grammy Awards, two 2021 Billboard Music Awards (Top Christian Artist and Top Christian Song), and four 2021 GMA Dove Awards. The new album follows the acclaimed “Graves Into Gardens” (2020) and special collaboration project “Old Church Basement” (2021) with Maverick City Music.
Merge PR said, “It was the groundbreaking songs on these albums that paved the way for the musical diversity that is represented on ‘LION,’ their 14th album, a musical blend that creates intimate moments of worship to high-powered anthems.”
Brown added, "This project was written and recorded at different times over the last year, and really covers a broad spectrum of moments captured in our church worship. Some of these songs really surprised us in the writing rooms, which led us to some very special moments in recording them – both in the studio and live in church. The process of making this album has been unlike any other we’ve had. And I hope every new song touches hearts in a powerful way.”
The “LION” track listing includes:
Elevation Worship is the worship ministry of Elevation Church, a multi-site church based in Charlotte, North Carolina, led by Furtick. Elevation Worship has produced 13 albums that include American Christian radio No. 1 songs “Graves Into Gardens" and "RATTLE!," the RIAA Gold-certified song “The Blessing,” RIAA Platinum-certified and American Christian Radio Top 5 song “O Come to The Altar,” and the RIAA Gold-certified song “Do It Again.” Their latest album, “Old Church Basement,” a live album collaboration with Maverick City Music, was released in 2021 to wide acclaim. The group currently has 10 songs on the CCLI Top 100 list.
Merge PR stated, “The ministry of Elevation Worship is passionate about producing songs for the local church that connect others to God. Their main priority is to create an atmosphere of worship so people can encounter Jesus in a real and personal way. For more information, please visit ElevationWorship.com.”