Popular worship ministry Hillsong have announced that their youth ministry Hillsong Young & Free will release it's first album 'We Are Young & Free' on 1st October 2013.
The album's debut single 'Alive' was released this week and is already at Number 1 on the iTunes Christian & Gospel single chart in the US.
Creating such a new sound is a bold move for Hillsong, who has a sound and worship style the world has come to know and love with the releases from UNITED and LIVE brands. Stylistically Young & Free is more of a reflection of what youth are listening to now.
"Young & Free is more than a label, it is also our message and mission," shares Laura Toggs, team leader for Young & Free.
"This is a generation called to stand strong in their youth and in their freedom, refusing to allow others to dismiss them for their age. Songs arising from Young & Free are unlike anything that we have ever done before, and we believe that through them young people will find life and deep, unending joy in Jesus. We are the voice of THIS generation."
A second single from Young & Free's forthcoming album is expected to be released on 27th August 2013.