New Christian Music Releases
The remarkable and beloved Danny Gokey releases another outstanding album, Jesus People. Proclaiming the truth and uniqueness of our need for Jesus, Gokey highlights the ups and downs of faith. Christ has called each of us to be His child, therefore, we are all Jesus People. Our story is declared in this album through one song or another.
Rhett Walker releases Gospel Song, an EP featuring four new songs. With the hope and intention of pointing people back to the gospel, Walker encourages listeners to focus on their faith instead of fear. When life is full of negativity, Walker reminds us that the gospel is the positive outcome to all life situations and circumstances.
Brenan Murphy offers another incredible urban pop album that digs into Christian humanity. Brenan calls his style “conscious pop” which offers an accurate overview of his musical approach. He sees beauty and goodness in life because of his spiritual focus and intention driven by God. Each song in Better King is a pounding truth of God’s constant goodness and our ability to overcome evil through Christ.
With themes of alienation and self-reflection, Switchfoot releases their 12th full-length album, which was undoubtedly birthed out of the pandemic. The album combines new sounds with vintage era. The word interro comes from the technical name for the question mark “interrogation point.” Followed by a year of question and uncertainty, Switchfoot follows interro with bang! The slang word for an exclamation point.
Travis Greene has made a name for himself in the Contemporary Gospel genre by utilizing a rather broad spectrum of modern sound and genres. His latest album, Oil and Water, was crafted during the pandemic. Greene’s offers a humble voice amongst other gospel greats as well as up-and-comers: Kirk Franklin, John P. Kee, Tasha Cobbs Leonard, Kierra Sheard-Kelly, Anthony Hamilton, Mali Music, Le’Andria Johnson, Darrel Walls, D’Nar, Todd Dulaney and MDSN.
Highlands Worship is a group of Christian musicians, leaders and songwriters in Alabama that come together every week, just like most Christians, to worship the Lord. They produce a full sound that pulls the heart into a deep and luscious worship experience pointing listeners to God’s faithfulness and the cross. “Our goal with writing songs specifically for the prayer environment is to help create the moment where we can connect with God,” shares Griffin. “The Bible says, ‘Enter His gates with thanksgiving and His courts with praise [Psalm 100:4].’ Worship can walk us into God’s presence.” These songs can be heard for free on a prayer app created by the church: Pray First.