Praise and Worship News Report
Bethel Music presents Amanda Lindsey Cook. Her single is House on a Hill from album with the same name.
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House on a Hill marks Amanda Lindsey’s second album with Bethel music, a sequel to her debut album Brave New World in 2015. Echoing Psalm 46:10, “Be still and know that I am God,” the album was birthed through discovering the gentle voice of God, leading us into His peace and joy that stays constant and confident, giving all of our minutes and moments a purpose. House on a Hill gives poetic, imaginative language to begin a dialogue with God and imparts rest and healing by providing space to encounter Him in stillness.
The product of two months spent tucked away in a secluded house in the wooded hills of Nashville, TN, Amanda both wrote and recorded for the critically acclaimed album, inviting a few close friends into the process including GRAMMY®-winning producers Jason Ingram and Paul Mabury (Lauren Daigle, Cory Asbury), and long-time collaborator Steffany Gretzinger. Called “a true piece of art born from a place of rawness, fragility, and honesty…with a level of intentionality that can only be God-inspired” by The Christian Beat, Hallels adds “all the songs on (House On A Hill) are soft ethereal ballads bristling with diary-like confessions that are therapeutic for the soul.” “I think it’s really essential to create rhythms of rest. There are some things that only actually ever happen when we slow down long enough to be still and let everything catch up to us. It’s the wound in us that wants to be healed that’s trying to catch up,” said Amanda. “This record, in particular, came at a really crucial moment. One of my producers basically said to me, ‘I think you need to write your way through it. I think you need to sing your way through it.’” And that is just what the worship leader has done. “Amanda has crafted a record that feels like stepping into the sun after a long winter night, the perfect meditative soundtrack for the first days of spring,” said CCM Magazine. “House on a Hill is one of the top worship albums of the year. Amanda wrapped the last of her four consecutive album release shows last night, celebrating the unveiling of House On A Hill. Kicking off in New York, NY, Amanda ended in her hometown, Nashville, TN., the very place the project was birthed. Following the four-show stint, Amanda will join Hillsong UNITED USA Tour 2019 on the coast to coast trek along with worship leader Mack Brock. The tour will make stops in major markets across the U.S. including Atlanta, GA; Chicago, IL; Dallas, TX; Washington, DC and New York, NY, transforming amphitheaters and arenas throughout the nation into nights of worship. For tickets or more information go to www.amandalindseycook.com/events/.
Available for Purchase on Amazon.com
Original Release Date: March 29, 2019
Release Date: March 29, 2019
Label: Bethel Music
Total Length: 52:42
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