What is Preston Listening to?
If you're like us, you value worship music suggestions to mix in with the five songs you listen to on repeat. We are so thankful that we live in a culture where we are consistently offered a large array of artists who are seeking to honor God with their music. We asked our Worship Pastor, Preston Seibert, to share with us what he has been enjoying lately. We hope these suggestions breathe fresh life into your times of worship!
BRAVE NEW WORLD
Summary: Amanda Cook (Bethel Music) has recently put out her first solo album, one that is packed with soaring vocals and etherial sounds. Cook couples beautiful music with deep lyrics, inspired by her personal journey of learning more of who God is and what He is really like. This is a contemplative album, one that draws the listener in to go on a creative walk with the Living God in an intimate way. She has also re-done two of her more well-known songs, "Shepherd" and "Closer". If you are looking to know more about the depths of God then grab this album and go on a journey with Him through these beautifully written songs. Find it on iTunes here.
Songs to note: Mercy, Highest Praise, Pieces
Summary: This is the latest project from our friends at Antioch Community Church in Waco, TX. I am slightly biased because my cousin wrote many of the songs, but this album really is well done. If you like Will Reagan/United Pursuit Band and Housefires, then here is another installment of what I will call "Living Room Worship." Recorded in a beautiful home (and accompanied by professional video found on YouTube) the Antioch Waco College Ministry recently put out a solid album that is covered in a true heart of worship. The thing I love most about this record is that each person who participated in it truly lives out the title of the album. The only thing they desire is for Jesus to be their First Love. Hear more of their heart behind the album here and purchase the album here.
Songs to note: Majesty (Your Love Remains), First Love, Break My Heart
EVERYTHING AND NOTHING LESS
Summary: Chris McClarney (writer of Your Love Never Fails) again teams up with Jesus Culture. With Grade A production, Chris and the Jesus Culture team do not disappoint on this album. The songs that Chris brings are simple, worshipful, deep and intentional. Classic Chris McClarney. These are great songs to play in Lifegroup or on a Sunday morning. On a personal note, when I lived in Nashville and went to the church where Chris led worship, there was never a time that I didn't cry when he led. He knows the heart of God and is so in tune with what He is doing that when he leads, his personal life with God simply flows out. This same authenticity is apparent in all of the songs on this album. Don’t pass on this record and get encouraged and excited in Jesus. You can find the album on iTunes here.
Songs to note: God of Miracles, Thirsty, All Consuming Fire
COVERED: ALIVE IN ASIA
Summary: We gotta get our Gospel on, Church. If you need an afternoon Gospel pick me up, then these are your jams. Israel Houghton, with his outstanding vocal ability and powerful leadership, continues in his pattern of igniting the church with joy, fire and desiring the nearness of God. Not to mention, his band and their musicianship is absolutely outstanding. This is a great choice to go outside the norm of your standard worship music you might be listening to. Find this album on iTunes here.
Songs to note: Risen, Chasing Me Down, In Jesus’ Name