Today, GRAMMY-nominated youth collective, Hillsong Young & Free, drops their latest musical project with the release of their live digital EP, 'Out Here On A Friday Where It Began.' The seven-track EP is available today.
Written over the course of just one week, Young & Free enlisted collaboration from several of their very own youth ministry members to help produce the compilation. “We couldn’t wait to introduce the new songs to our youth, so we recorded them LIVE on a Friday night barely three weeks later,” says Young & Free’s Laura Toggs.
Adds Toggs, “‘Out Here On A Friday Where It Began’ is our youth gathered together and declaring the name of Jesus and making a statement that the church is alive and we’re here.”
The EP releases on the heels of Young & Free’s newest single “Phenomena (DA DA).” Out alongside an accompanying lyric visual and live performance video, the high-energy track is already resonating with fans globally since its July 16 debut. The song has already amassed 600,000+ global streams and quickly approaching a half million YouTube views.
Since forming in 2013, Hillsong Young & Free has released a number of highly successful albums and more than 20 singles, acquiring over 545 MILLION YouTube channel views and 1.4 BILLION global career streams (with a 1.1 M global unit career consumption). The group’s full-length hit album, “ALL OF MY BEST FRIENDS” earned Young & Free a 2021 GRAMMY® nomination for “Best Contemporary Christian Album” and marked their second career nomination. Since its debut, “ALL OF MY BEST FRIENDS” has garnered more than 45M global streams and over 13M combined YouTube views.
With a combined social following of 3 MILLION plus fans, Young & Free has seen eight No. 1 career singles and ten Top 10 singles at Hot AC radio. Their debut album “We Are Young & Free” landed in the Top 25 on Billboard 200 while “Youth Revival” garnered the group its first-ever GRAMMY nomination for Best Contemporary Christian Music Album (2017). Their recent single “Every Little Thing” hit #1 at Hot AC radio for eight weeks, making it the longest running #1 for the band.