Up-and-coming, folk-inspired worship duo Fox & Foal have released their brand new single "Emmanuel." Fox & Foal comprise of Dave Williams and Brooke Hobbs. They first began leading worship together at the University of Arkansas Wesley College Ministry in the fall of 2015. After a few years of serving on staff in the local church they began writing original songs together that were inspired by the move of God in their own lives.
A call to lead their congregation in true surrender to a new life in Christ remains a constant theme in several of their songs, including "Overflow," "I Am Yours," and "Give It All."
With regards to their new song, the duo writes, "The birth of Jesus, Emmanuel, reminds us that no one is too far away from God's love. Advent seems to be full of joy and hope, but also darkness and anxious anticipation of what is to come. But we trust that in whatever season we're in, God meets us where we are. We hope you enjoy the song. Stream it / put it on loop / share it with your friends / play it at church. We're just excited to be back writing and producing music!"
Often leading worship as a duo in their early days, and deeply inspired by the modern Americana artists that made such a resurgence in recent years, Fox & Foal are drawn to the simplicity of two voices and a guitar, but are unafraid to take things further when given the opportunity. They make a strong first statement on their debut EP, What Other Love. This five-song introduction features melodies that stick, rhythms that move, and lyrics that matter. "We can't wait for the world to hear each one of these songs," Brooke adds. "And this is just the beginning!"
Fox & Foal's ultimate goal is that their work would be a fresh expression of worship in a world desperately craving authenticity. "We pray that God would allow us to help people worship in spirit and truth," Williams continues. "To sing of the promises of God, declare proclamations of faith, and to find hope in the storm for years to come."