Debuting the first Christmas album of his career, 2X GRAMMY® winner Matt Redman will unveil These Christmas Lights on October 21. Filled with powerful and diverse collaborations, featured artists on the album include longtime friends Natasha Bedingfield, Chris Tomlin and Tasha Cobbs. These Christmas Lights finds Redman sharing his interpretation on quintessential holiday songs, along with creating new, originals including “His Name Shall Be,” “Help from Heaven,” the title track and more.
“I don’t want to just tell a story, I want to make sure that we put ourselves in the story too. To help with the songwriting on this record, I actually went on a retreat to Israel. We reenacted, walking through the old roads that Jesus would have walked, going to some of the key places where key events of the gospel happened when Jesus walked this Earth. Thinking a lot about Him coming as a little newborn baby,” shares Redman. “We worked very hard on this record. I’m so grateful and aware of the collaboration, the team effort. Lots of people just digging deep, bringing their creativity, time and gifting their experience on this record. There’s definitely a sense of family, collaboration and friendship.”
These Christmas Lights will serve as the follow up to Redman’s 2015 chart-topper Unbroken Praise. Redman will be touring throughout the U.S. and British Columbia for the remainder of 2016. To view his tour schedule, click here.
These Christmas Lights Tracklisting
1. These Christmas Lights
2. His Name Shall Be
3. O Little Town (The Glory of Christmas)
4. Angels (Singing Gloria) feat. Chris Tomlin
5. Help from Heaven feat. Natasha Bedingfield
6. Hearts Waiting (Joy to the World)
7. Glory To You In The Highest (O Come Let Us Adore) feat. Tasha Cobbs
8. How Far
9. Glory Hallelujah
10. The Name of Emmanuel
11. Holy Night
About Matt Redman:
A key songwriter for today’s church and an active worship leader for the Passion conferences around the world, Matt Redman’s songs have been recorded by Chris Tomlin, Michael W. Smith, Israel Houghton, Jeremy Camp, Jesus Culture, Passion, and many more. Winning two GRAMMY® awards in 2015 from the powerful hit “10,000 Reasons (Bless the Lord),” the single later was certified RIAA gold, named ASCAP’s Christian Music Song of the Year and Billboard’s Top Christian Song. Additionally, Redman has 26 songs in the CCLI Top 500, with six populating the Top 50. His album Your Grace Finds Me (2013) debuted at No. 1 on the Soundscan Christian Albums chart and in the Top 30 on the Billboard 200. Unbroken Praise (2015), recorded live at the iconic Abbey Road Studios, hit the Top 20 on the Billboard Top Album Sales chart and No. 1 on iTunes and Billboard’s Top Christian Albums charts. His first ever holiday record, These Christmas Lights, will debut this fall.
Founded in 2000 by Louie Giglio, sixstepsrecords is a worship label and a division of Passion Conferences. sixstepsrecords’ artists include Chris Tomlin (Never Lose Sight), Crowder (American Prodigal), Matt Redman (These Christmas Lights), Kristian Stanfill (Mountains Move) and Passion (Passion: Salvation’s Tide Is Rising). The label partners with Sparrow Records/Capitol Christian Music Group for A&R, marketing, sales and distribution operations. For more information on sixstepsrecords, visit: www.sixstepsrecords.com