A key songwriter for today’s church, multi-GRAMMY Award® and GMA Dove Award®-winning singer, songwriter, and worship leader Matt Redman announces the release of Let There Be Wonder on January 31, 2020. The highly anticipated album, Redman’s 14th career project and his first with Integrity Music, is now available for pre-order. With each advance order, the songs “The Same Jesus” and “We Praise You” are available as instant downloads. Click here for further details. Additionally, a live video for “We Praise You” debuts today, which can be viewed below.
While preparing for this 12-song collection, all of the songs united into one principal topic: Jesus. Redman shares, “One theme that shone through so strongly on this record was the name and character and story of Jesus. I think there’s a need in our society and in church to absolutely name Him, to not just speak generically about who God is but to put a name on Him and to declare it and to say it – to sing the name of Jesus.”
Starting off with more than 50 songs, along with album producers Jacob Sooter and Joshua Silverberg Redman dauntingly narrowed it down to the featured dozen. Writing all of the songs, he also collaborated with key writers and friends such as Sooter and Silverberg, Phil Wickham, Hillsong’s Joel Houston, Jason Ingram, Pat Barrett, Corey Voss, Andi Rozier (Vertical Church Band), Jon Guerra, and Brandon Lake, who also appears on the project along with Evan Craft.
Recorded in front of more than 1,000 people at Free Chapel in Orange County, California, “Let There Be Wonder encapsulates a lot of what has been in my heart when it comes to worship in these last few years,” he continues. “Worship songs will never be able to paint the full picture of God’s glory, but it’s so important that we aim high and give our best effort to conveying Him as fully as we can. When we do this, it’s much more honouring to God, and it’s much more helpful for us. My hope and prayer for this new record is that we’d find ourselves caught up in the life-giving worship of the true and living God. Let there be wonder!”
Redman’s 2020 will be a busy one as he’s set to appear at numerous shows, conferences, and services in the U.S. and around the world. A headlining tour is also slated for late spring. Be sure to stay up to date by visiting his website, MattRedman.com.
While his songs have been recorded by such artists as Chris Tomlin, Elevation, Jesus Culture, Passion, Tasha Cobbs Leonard, Bethel, Pat Barrett, Michael W. Smith, and more, he has traveled the world with his music, leading worship at iconic venues such as Madison Square Garden, Times Square, Red Rocks, St. Paul’s Cathedral, and both Wembley Stadiums in London. He won two GRAMMY® Awards in 2015 for his Platinum hit single “10,000 Reasons (Bless the Lord),” and that same year the song was named ASCAP’s Christian Music Song of the Year and Billboard’s Top Christian Song. Redman, who was born and raised in the U.K., currently resides in southern California. He and his wife Beth have five children.
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