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Elevation Rhythm photo courtesy of Merge PR
Elevation Rhythm photo courtesy of Merge PR

Elevation Rhythm release 'Aqui Estoy'


Fri, Jul 8th 2022 01:15 pm

New summer anthem drops ahead of annual youth conference YTHX

Following the April release of their debut album, “Growing Pains,” Elevation Rhythm is sharing a new song titled "Aquí Estoy." Just in time for summer, the upbeat and infectious song drops as they lead into Elevation Church's annual youth conference, YTHX, bringing thousands of students together for a three-day summer experience in July. 

"Aquí Estoy" was written by Elevation Rhythm members Josh Holiday, Laila Olivera, Jordan Holliday, Mike Pettus and Nate Diaz. Listen to the song here.

Diaz said, " ‘Aquí Estoy’ is about the joy and the freedom that comes with living life with Jesus. A lot of the time we try to find pleasure in things or places that leave us feeling empty, but the Lord promises us an abundant and fruitful life in him. This song is an expression of that joy you feel after experiencing his love. You can’t help but dance. We hope you enjoy it!"

The song states:

I’ve been surrounded by it all/Looking for good in all the wrong places/I never felt like I belonged/And I was tired of wearing two faces/But now I’m alive/Loving the feeling I’m feeling inside/I got a new life/Praying to God that He help me survive/So imma do me/Finally feel like I’m really free/This type of love is what you need


Aqui esta la fiesta / So here I am aquí estoy

Aqui esta la fiesta / So here I am aquí estoy

As an essential part of Elevation Church based in Charlotte, North Carolina, Elevation Rhythm sets the musical compass for the next generation of worshipers. With youth and young adults at the forefront of their mission, Elevation Rhythm’s sonic backdrop is intentional to keep up with the changing times, which is why the group experiments with a variety of bold sounds and textures. Incorporating elements of pop, rock, worship and hip-hop, "Aquí Estoy" and the 12 songs found on “Growing Pains” all offer unique energy that stems from their diversity.

A press release stated, “Most of all, their message is timely as they are speaking to a generation emerging from a global pandemic and feeling more confused and lonelier than ever before.”

Elevation Rhythm member Davide Mutendji said, “At the forefront of our minds is writing for youth and young adults in our church, and trying to give language to things they’re going through.”


After releasing a handful of songs such as “Quiet” and No. 1 Christian CHR / HOT AC radio single, “Never Walk Away,” the group recently released its first full-length album, “Growing Pains.” The new album is a mix of live captures and studio sessions that is intended to make a difference for a generation searching for purpose, identity and acceptance.


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