Phil Wickham will deliver his first, full-length, new album in two years on Aug. 3, aptly titled Living Hope (Fair Trade Services). The new collection of music was heralded by the church resounding "Living Hope," vastly streamed "Till I Found You" and just released "Great Things." Living Hope's impetus centers around Wickham's desire to serve the local church. The focus aligns with his role as a worship leader at Harvest Christian Fellowship alongside his continuing journey as an artist.
Living Hope found Wickham working with 19 songwriters and six producers during a year long journey. Today's pre-order includes the soulful track from the album for immediate download, "Song in My Soul" featuring Hollyn.
"So many songs on the record were born out of wanting to write the language and the prayers that go along with what God is doing in the community already," shares Wickham. "The goal wasn't to write songs that were my expression necessarily of what is God doing in my life or what is my vision or what am I supposed to say through these songs. It's more for the church."
Wickham's current single, "Living Hope" debuted at No. 24 this week on the Billboard Christian Airplay chart, earning the largest jump in chart position this week as well as the largest increase in airplay and spins. The single which was co-written with Bethel Music's Brian Johnson is already getting support from over 30 stations, including K-LOVE, Star-NY and Sirius XM. "Living Hope" and other tracks from the record have been featured in key streaming playlists such as Amazon Music's Fresh Christian and Spotify's New Music Friday, Top Christian and WorshipNow playlists.
Wickham's standout track "Till I Found You" is also set to impact Hot AC next month. Since the release of the track to digital outlets two months ago, the song has acquired over 4 million streams across all platforms. Both singles also spent time on the Spotify US Viral 50 chart.
The California native will deliver a Living Hope album release show in Los Angeles on Aug. 3 followed by a performance at CMB's Momentum conference this September. Wickham will continue touring this year in states such as New Mexico, Washington, Texas, Colorado, Arizona and California. For the latest info, visit www.PhilWickham.com.
Track Listing for Living Hope:
1. Great Things
2. Living Hope
3. Breath Away
4. Till I Found You
5. How Great is Your Love
7. Song in My Soul
8. Wild River
10. Eyes Fixed
12. Revive Us Again
13. Christ Is Risen
About Phil Wickham
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 gold-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" marks Wickham's first song from his forthcoming collection of the same name which will be unveiled on Aug. 3.
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