Phil Wickham’s Children of God album comes after the discovery and eventual surgery to remove a vocal polyp on one of his vocal cords. The surgery would leave him speechless for an entire month with no promises to ever sing professionally again. This all happened on the heels of his #1 single/worship song and BMI’s Christian Song of the Year: This Is Amazing Grace.
The result is this new album that contains infectious energy with songs that build to dynamically loud making you want to move and dance.
It starts with a ethereal and rockish rendition of Doxology. Better Than Life is lively with a dance-beat to move to. Your Love Awakens Me is projected to be a hit single. The Secret Place has nice harmonies. Repetitive and pulsing riffs are sprinkled throughout Wide Awake. My All In All is heartfelt while Starmaker is reflective. The title track, Children of God, is a dance anthem. Stand In Awe comes pouring out straight from the heart. There’s an interesting accentuated riff for Body Mind & Soul. Short rhythmic reverb occurs in As It Is In Heaven. Finally, Spirit of God is more acoustic in sound.
2. Better Than Life
3. Your Love Awakens Me
4. The Secret Place by Phil Wickham feat. Madison Cunningham
5. Wide Awake
6. My All In All
7. Starmaker (High Above the Earth)
8. Children of God
9. Stand In Awe
10. Body Mind & Soul
11. As It Is In Heaven
12. Spirit of God
About Phil Wickham:
Marking his first LP in three years, Children Of God comes on the heels of the impactful single “This Is Amazing Grace,” which was certified RIAA Gold and named BMI’s Christian Song of the Year as it topped radio charts. This powerful anthem was recently recognized as the most-sung worship song in the North American church by Christian Copyright Licensing International (CCLI). Children of God is filled with songs sure to follow in those footsteps and become new worship favorites. Heralded by the single “Your Love Awakens Me,” the album is available everywhere now.
Phil Wickham is, at the core, a humble and sincere artist who writes songs and worships God using the medium of music. It is with that brush that he paints images of a loving and creative God across the canvases of listeners’ hearts and minds. The evidence of this gift has been apparent on all of his critically acclaimed efforts: Phil Wickham (2006), Cannons (2007), Heaven & Earth (2009), Response (2011), and The Ascension (2013), which debuted at No. 2 on the SoundScan Christian Albums Chart and in the Top 40 on the Billboard 200. His gold-certified single “This Is Amazing Grace” gave Wickham his first career No. 1, holding the top spot on Billboard’s National Christian Audience Chart for 13 consecutive weeks. The honor’s continued as the single was named Billboard’s 2014 No. 1 Christian Airplay Song of the Year and BMI’s 2015 Christian Song of the Year. In addition to its success at radio, the song has become a beloved anthem in the modern church, increasing Wickham’s recognition as a gifted artist and songwriter with a true heart of worship.
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