Liverpool, UK, based worship leader Ian Yates releases his latest single 'The Unknowing' on 20th March 2020. This is the third and final single from Ian's 'Mystery' album which releases on April 3rd. It starts off as a meditative track and then soars towards the end as electronic drums and synths take over from the sparse piano at the beginning. The lyrics talk of trusting God even in times of trouble, because it's when we're at the end of our rope, the uncertainty, the unknowing, that we truly find the God of grace.
Ian is a Christian worship leader and songwriter from Liverpool, UK. He leads musical worship at his home church Bootle Elim, and is married to Kate. They have 3 young children, Jackson, Elijah and Abiah.
September 2016 saw the release of Ian's 4th album, (his 3rd on 7Core Music) 'Awaken To Love' to rave reviews, and included ‘No Longer I’ co-written with Matt Redman, and the UK Step Fwd chart number 1 single ‘High Wire’.
It was followed up in 2019 with his 'Deconstruction vol. 1' mini album which contained the singles 'Blackout', "Belly Of The Beast', 'Hope Beyond Hope' and 'Deconstruction' all of which proved popular on various Spotify editorial playlists and gained radio airplay across many stations in the UK, USA and Australia. ‘Belly Of The Beast’ and ‘Hope Beyond Hope’ both received 10/10 reviews from Tony Cummings at UK’s Cross Rhythms. Hope Beyond Hope featured in CCM Magazine’s ‘Best Thing I Heard Today’ in the USA, while ‘Deconstruction’ featured in Spotify’s official ‘New Indie and Alternative’ playlist.