ICF Worship introduce 'Here's To The One We Love', a brand-new album expressing the heart of their vibrant church based in Zurich, Switzerland, and with branches all over the world. 'Here's To The One We Love' transcends a conceptual album, rather it’s a diary of real people’s stories and experiences, a collection of songs that were birthed in community and were sung Sunday after Sunday. In our world and times, hope sometimes feels far away and darkness stands close, but ICF Worship encourage the Church to keep Her eyes on Jesus, not stopping to celebrate the giver of life at any given moment.
This urge breaks through each of the eight tracks, from the hymn-like ‘Only You’ to the up-tempo ‘Faithful God’ and the focus song featuring Matt Redman, ‘When the World Is Changing’. This song encapsulates the essence of ‘Here’s To The One We Love’ as it was written by Redman and the band in the midst of the global pandemic, unable to foresee the difficulties yet to come. “I think God is reminding us just how fragile and fleeting this world is - and, in contrast, how utterly constant, enduring and reliable He is,” says Matt Redman. ‘When The World Is Changing’ brings a sense of urgency, reminding us that we’re singing about something that matters, as well as deep peace in the face of uncertainty. This new live album brings out ICF Worship’s gift of song writing and worship leading, inspiring energy, hope, and joy with each new song.
ICF Worship has its roots in the ICF Zurich church, founded in 1996 in Switzerland’s largest city. Having started with a passion to reach out to people across the country in a contemporary and relevant way, ICF Zurich has flourished into a non-denominational church counting over 3,300 weekend attendees spread across five different locations within the city and its surroundings. ICF is also one of the largest Church planting movements in Europe with over 60 churches in 12 nations.Yet, ICF Worship are not restricted to being a band of skilled worship songwriters and performers, but are also strongly connected with and focused on local churches part of the ICF family and beyond. For over 10 years, ICF Worship’s music has been growing alongside the church movement, seeing multiple album releases capturing its heart and developing a deeper sense of identity in their song writing and sound in the process.ICF Worship aim to write songs that speak the gospel beyond church walls. This has been expressed in the change seen in recent years as a greater number of the team have brought their skills and diversity to ICF Worship’s vibrant song writing.