Music News: Phil Wickham Unveils Intimate Living Hope (The House Sessions), Available Now
Phil Wickham Unveils Intimate Living Hope (The House Sessions), Available Now
Nashville, Tenn. (Jan. 18, 2019) – With the fall release of his critically lauded Living Hope, named “Worship Album of the Year” (New Release Today), Phil Wickham has unveiled Living Hope (The House Sessions), available now. Recorded live in an intimate setting, Living Hope (The House Sessions) invites listeners into a meaningful, visceral time of worship.
Wickham has also released a video today for “Great Things // King of My Heart,” coinciding with the project’s opening two tracks. The nine-song collection also includes the standout tracks “Living Hope” and “Till I Found You.” Both resonating songs have continued to impact the church as well as Christian radio while garnering over 27 million combined streams. These songs and more have been featured in key playlists including Apple Music’s Praise & Worship, Spotify’s Soft Pop Hits and and Amazon’s Fresh Christian.
“It was such a special day a few months back to come together with friends to worship and create these songs. We crowded together in a small room and recorded live, stripped-down versions of nine tracks off of Living Hope,” said Wickham. “Many of the songs were written with my local church in mind and they have since become a regular part of our gatherings. With Living Hope (The House Sessions) we wanted to capture the raw heart of why these songs were written. I’m excited to get to share them with everyone, and I hope and pray they are a blessing to whoever wants to listen.”
Track Listing for Living Hope (The House Sessions)
Phil Wickham is, at his core, a humble and sincere artist who writes songs and worships God using the medium of music. It is with that brush that he paints images of a loving and creative God across the canvases of listeners’ hearts and minds. The evidence of this gift has been apparent on all of his critically acclaimed efforts: Phil Wickham (2006), Cannons (2007), Heaven & Earth (2009), Response (2011), The Ascension (2013) and Children Of God (2016). His RIAA platinum certified single “This Is Amazing Grace” gave Wickham his first career No. 1, holding the top spot on Billboard’s National Christian Audience Chart for 13 consecutive weeks. The honors continued as the single was named Billboard’s 2014 No. 1 Christian Airplay Song of the year and BMI’s 2015 Christian Song of the Year. In addition to its success at radio, the song has become a beloved anthem in the modern church, increasing Wickham’s recognition as a gifted artist and songwriter with a true heart of worship. Living Hope along with Living Hope (The House Sessions) are available now.
Kelly Meade is a lifelong music lover from upstate New York. She has served as a review writer, website & social media admin for Today's Christian Entertainment as well as guest host for our Kingdom Builder podcast since 2015. Kelly also enjoys spending time in nature surrounded by God's creation & crafting. One of her favorite verses is Romans 15:13 "May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in Him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit."