Multi-platinum selling Hillsong UNITED has announced the release of a new album, called People, which group members say has taken them back to their roots.
The artists say the 12-track release – due out on April 26, 2019 – is “about people. People you’re doing life with. People you’re representing…people we are called to reach.”
In support of their new music, the Australian-based worship collective will return to the United States for the first time in nearly three years for their highly anticipated USA Tour 2019. The arena circuit will kick off on April 25 in Austin, TX and include stops in major markets across the nation before culminating at New York City’s Madison Square Garden on July 2. Tickets are on sale now at www.hillsongunited.com.
The album is now available for pre-order, with three previously released tracks including As You Find Me, Good Grace, and Whole Heart (Hold Me Now). The album was recorded live in Sydney, Australia where the tracks above were birthed.
Debuting in December, Good Grace set the record as UNITED’s highest streaming street week career single, which Whole Heart subsequently broke by an increase of 12% upon its release in January. The As You Find Me live video has over 5.6 million views on the last check.
According to reports, People pays homage to the group’s core mission; unity … a simple, yet most powerful message that’s needed in the world today more than ever.
Lead songwriter Joel Houston says the hope for the project is that UNITED’s music will remind people, “the call to love our neighbour is a revolutionary act that perhaps rings louder now than ever”.
Comprised of an evolving, eclectic mix of musicians and songwriters, Hillsong UNITED is undisputedly one of the genre’s most influential artists in the history of contemporary Christian music. The group has sold more than 4.7 million albums globally and garnered over 3 billion worldwide career streams to date.
Their most recent album “Wonder” (2017) rocketed to No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Christian Albums chart and No. 21 on the Billboard Top 200 and set the record for the most streamed album in Christian music history (U.S.) during street week with over 4.6 million streams.
Hillsong UNITED remains the No. 1 Christian artist on all social media platforms with over 10 million fans combined.
Watch Whole Heart (Hold Me Now) below: