Hillsong UNITED announced their sixth full-length studio album titled Wonder, set to be unveiled June 9th. The band hopes to re-awaken the innate sense of Wonder within the human being.
“Have we lost the Wonder?” asked Joel Houston, front man for the band.
Explaining intrinsically what it means further, Houston continues, “The hope, the imagination to dream, to believe, the tenderness to listen and lead first with mercy, the grace to empathize, the courage to trust, the fearlessness to love without pretense or condition. To see beyond the facts without dismissing them. To respond beyond the fear without reciprocating it. To sing beyond the noise, without adding to it. This is the challenge, and this is what worship— if worship can be summed up as an expression of art and music and story— is ultimately designed to do. To elevate the conversation, re-awaken the soul to something other, and lift our eyes to the wonder of a superlative truth."
Worship band The City Harmonic comes full circle with its first live album, Benediction Live: Worship from Churches Working Together in Canada, releasing independently June 23. The 14-track album was recorded April 29, 2017 in Hamilton, Ontario, and celebrates the songs and unifying worship movement that became a soundtrack for worshippers around the globe.
Unsecret Music has signed Alexandra Petkovski to their roster. Working under the artist name FJØRA, her first single, Wild Animals, will release early this summer. From Toronto, Petkovski is a classically-trained pianist. Touring across Canada and the U.S. she has been part of multiple showcases and concerts, including X-Factor’s Jill Jensen and Jennel Garcia’s “I Am Whole” tour.