Friday New Releases – June 9th

It is Friday yet again and there are even more albums out and ready for you to go buy, stream or do with it as you will.  Not a lot this week, but one critical one for my kids.  The ones I will check out are highlighted in Blue.  I hope there is something for you.

  • 170x170bb-70  Katy Perry – Witness – (Capitol Records):  After 4 long years since Prism, Katy is back and better than ever…well…maybe not.  She has released 3 singles are ready and I have to say I am not that impressed.  I only like the first one “Chain to the Rhythm”, the rest have been kind of awful (especially “Bon Appetit”).  And I have to mention how awful the album cover looks to me.  Not off to a good start.  I will still give it a try though, but expectations are now pretty low.

  • 51qQOMb6CqL._AC_US160_  Lady Antebellum – Heart Break – (Capitol Nashville):  Lady Antebellum is back after three years and the members doing a little stuff on their own.  They are pure pop country, but I love Charles Kelley’s voice and Hillary Scott’s as well.  Put the two together and wow!!

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My Sunday Song – “Oceans (Where Feet May Fail)” by Hillsong United

I have actually had several people suggest this next song for My Sunday Song.  In that case, My Sunday Song #32 is “Oceans (Where Feet May Fail)” by Hillsong United.  The song was released in 2013 and was the second single from their album ‘Zion’.  The song went to #1 and won a Dove award for Song of the Year.  At almost 9 minutes, the album version of the song is epic in length.  The radio version is a normal length at around 4 minutes.

The song is about Faith and how sometimes you have to take that leap of faith and trust that God will have your back and watch over you.  At least that is how I interpret the song.

The song is a worship song and is based off scripture. I found an article by Nate Irvine at Metro Youth Network that goes into the scripture if you are interested.  You click on the link and explore that aspect of the song.  Here is the scripture.

…the basis for the song is Peter being called out on the water by Jesus in Matthew 14

It is a beautiful song and I am glad people recommended it.  I hope you enjoy it as much as I have in writing about it for this post.  Have a great Sunday and a great week.

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Friday New Releases – July 15th

I have been waiting for this Friday since I found out Needtobreathe was releasing a new album.  That pretty much means I don’t give a rat’s ass about anything else coming out today.  There are some I will check out after several days of listening to ‘Hard Love’.  Those will be highlighted in Blue.

  • needtobreathe-hard-love  Needtobreathe – Hard Love – (Atlantic):  Nothing else matters.  This is the release to check out.  They have been one of my favorite, if not my favorite, band over the last decade.  “Happiness” is classic Needtobreathe so I have high expectations this release.

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