Recorded at the legendary Capitol Studios in Los Angeles, Matt Redman's Glory Song is out today, Sept. 29 with sixstepsrecords, Capitol CMG and distributed by Integrity Music Europe.
Discussing his favourite tracks on the new album in an exclusive interview with Louder Than The Music, Matt said, "Right now I’d choose 'Gospel Song' for it’s energy, or 'Greatest Hallelujah’ - as the way that song unfolded with that one felt like a special process. Or maybe actually 'One Day (When We All Get to Heaven)' as I love singing it. Or even ‘Gracefully Broken’, which is the first single from the album."
The two-time GRAMMY winner's newest collection of songs explores a sonically diverse musical backdrop, including uniting with 120 local worship leaders and songwriters on group vocals and special collaborations with fellow GRAMMY winner Tasha Cobbs Leonard and Kierra Sheard. Glory Song was co-produced by Jeremy Edwardson (Jesus Culture, Bethel Music) and Jeremy SH Griffith (Johnnyswim, Andy Mineo). Fellow GRAMMY winning songwriters including Bernie Herms, Aaron Lindsey, Chris Tomlin, Jonas Myrin and Ed Cash joined Redman on this latest release.
Matt will unite with Tasha Cobbs Leonard to perform "Gracefully Broken" at the 48th Annual Gospel Music Association (GMA) Dove Awards on Tuesday, Oct. 17 in Nashville, Tenn. Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN) will exclusively air the awards show on Sunday, Oct. 22 at 8 p.m. CST. Filmed atop the iconic Capitol Records Tower in Los Angeles, “I’d made three live albums in a row, so this time around we decided to get back to recording in the studio and I was beyond grateful to get to do that at such an iconic place - Capitol Studios in LA," explains Redman.
"My aim from the beginning was to bring a bit more of a 'gospel' sound to proceedings. Recently I’ve been inspired by worship leaders like Tasha Cobbs Leonard, but also so aware of how little our various streams of the church seem to proactively reach out and work and worship with each other. So this record hopefully still sounds like me, but you’ll also hear the likes of Tasha, Kierra Sheard and a gospel choir in the mix too - and I love what they bring. Perhaps the biggest highlight of all was getting to record acoustic videos for the songs on the roof of the Capitol building, looking over LA as the sun went down - such a special moment that I’ll never forget.”
Matt will bring his new songs to the U.K. in November as part of his 'Big Church Live' Tour.