4 artists are gearing up for some awesome praise and worship songs this summer:
- Mat Kearny
- Anna Golden
Mat Kearney: January Flower (Tomorrow Music)
Many artists find that it’s easy to get lost in the minutia of music-making. After years of producing incredible, heartfelt and energetic tunes, Mat Kearney needed to step away and dig into the depths of himself. Through a period of isolation, Kearney presents his rediscovery o through January Flower.
“It was about what kind of music I really wanted to hear right now. It was about digging down and finding the innocence that comes with wanting to make music solely for the love and passion of doing it. I wanted to stay true to that voice. I needed to be emotionally brave. And by doing that, I get to lead people into their own vulnerability. That’s one of the gifts I want to bring to my music. Music can give you freedom and life, and I hope to lead people through their own inner world as I delve into my own,” says Kearney.
If you aren’t able to go to a youth summer event: retreat, mission trip, music festival, summer camp, then this is the perfect album to listen to as you envision an awesome concert experience or praise and worship songs. Even if you are going to a summer youth event, this album will remind you of the freedom of Summer and the freedom of Christ!
JUDAH.: 3+7 (Capitol CMG)
We introduced you to JUDAH. earlier this year. We’re thrilled that he’s releasing another phenomenal album. 3+7 is just that – his previous album 7 plus three incredible songs – making, yes, a perfect 10. As tragedy often does, it brought Judah (frontman for Judah and the Lion) closer to God. God met him through a burst of worship which we get to experience. His music is raw, exposed and intimate. We’re pumped to see the continuation of JUDAH. as the future unfolds.
Emerging artist, Anna Golden, knows that moments of worship can come in any place at any time. That is why her new album Peace (The Album) offers two sides to praise and worship songs. The depths of God’s love washes over us as we’re singing praise and worship songs in church. On the flipside, moments of worship develop while we’re in the car, brushing our teeth, doing homework or even in the shower. Golden captures the live element that is so intimate in worship as well as the personal, which is necessary in praising the Lord.