Following a wave of creativity, passion for the world’s youth and the release of five singles that have collectively received more than three million views on YouTube alone, the dynamic, multicultural youth ministry of Planetshakers Church, planetboom, reveals its first full-length album, companion book and audiobook. All entitled Jesus Over Everything, the projects globally release March 22 from Venture3 Media.
The diverse youth culture at planetboom, representing at least 60 nationalities, is finding its own voice to share with the world. “Out of this environment, the young people are finding an expression, their own identity,” says Harrison. “It’s the same message as the larger Planetshakers Church, but they are offering a different way of expressing it, expressing our heart for God.”
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Dynamic Modern Worship| Posted March 23, 2019 What You Need To Know:
A youth ministry wing of Planetshakers Church, Planetboom is out to reach a new generation that is facing a whole new set of challenges.
What It Sounds Like:
Probably the most notable thing about this project is how varied the styles are. About half the songs fall into a unique rap-worship style complete with techno backing. But, just when you think you know what this album is about, the songs do a 180 into more Hillsong worship territory on the title track which, along with one of the rap cuts, is featured both live and in studio. "Run to You" is the standout, featuring a worshipful approach amidst a touch of light rock chorus. Personal tastes admitted, this song also feels like it's the most sure of itself and its identity.
Clearly aiming at a youth demographic, this album touches on basic themes such as the necessity of relying on Christ and going to Him in our times of need. I'd have liked for some deeper issues to be touched upon, but at the same time, basic truths are often in short supply and could still benefit young listeners in need of that message.
Best Song on the Album: "Run To You"
With 2 fairly dramatic styles dueling throughout the album, this record still succeeds in demonstrating an unshakeable thematic unity that is rooted in worship.