Empires   -     By: Hillsong United

about the album....

Hillsong UNITED's next project EMPIRES follows 2013's ZION, the group's most successful and fastest selling album to date, selling over 400k units, and including the Platinum selling single, Oceans. With over 1.7 million albums sold, and over 30 million people singing their songs every Sunday, UNITED has set a precedent in the church that will only grow with the impact of EMPIRES. The debut single from EMPIRES, Touch the Sky, premiered worldwide on Amazon and radio March 24.

my review....

Every so often I find an album that I quite like at first, which I then grow to love, and then I simply can't stop listening to every day! Such is the case with "Empires", Hillsong United's latest album, which I have been playing non-stop since it has arrived at my house. The lyrics are simply beautiful, and there are just so many songs where I couldn't help but close my eyes and lift my hands in praise to God. "Heart like Heaven" had me "Singin' holy is your Name", and "Rule" found me celebrating that we "owe it all to Jesus, sin and all its shame deleted, death and all its chains defeated, And the light we see is Jesus". Although these are not all songs that you will necessarily be incorporating into your Sunday morning worship service, each of them cries out to God with real depth, praising God for who He is, unafraid to admit our sinful state, and calling out for God to breathe into our lives.
Musically, the songs remind me of the tone of their "ZION" album with similar driving beats, catchy synthesizer harmonies, and some truly wonderful vocal melodies. When the singers break into the chorus of "Oh Hallelujah, Hallelujah" on the song "When I Lost My Heart to You" I got the chills, and the piano riff halfway through "Even when it Hurts" was so beautiful that I have listened to that section of the song over and over. "Empires" not only contains well-written songs of praise to God, but has truly amazing music that moves my very soul.

If you loved "ZION", then you are going to greatly enjoy "Empires". I have no doubt that this album will sell as well as the prior one, and that people across the nations will be praising God as they listen to this great CD.

I award this album a high rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars.

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 about the musician....

HILLSONG UNITED is committed to writing songs that speak truth, create a unique sound, connect with churches, individuals and ultimately connect people everywhere with God. UNITED serve in church as a part of the wider Hillsong Worship and Creative team when they are home. When on tour, they are accompanied by the whole Hillsong team’s support and prayers that their ministry would arrest hearts and point people to Jesus, impacting individuals, local youth groups and local churches.

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