Each week, a barrage of singles hits streaming and digital outlets as artists work to produce more content on a regular basis. In an effort to help you park on the best each and every week, our editorial staff highlights the singles you can't miss in the sea of new music.
Here are the "can't miss" singles released this week.
Hillsong UNITED "As You Find Me"
The popular worship group's latest track features lead vocals from UNITED’s Tulele Faletolu, who joins with Taya’s accompanying vocals in a declaration of God’s unrelenting love and grace for all humanity. The stark and majestically beautiful song showcases the group's beautiful ability to provide emotional messages rooted in biblical truth. As a father of three daughters, and a chosen son of my Heavenly Father, I can't listen to this gorgeous song without being moved. The picture of God's unconditional love for us after all that we've done wrong is profoundly captured in the chorus: "You love me as You find me."
–Kevin Davis, Lead Contributor
Big Daddy Weave - "Alive"
Exploring the melodic pop side of contemporary worship leaders Big Daddy Weave, "Alive" is a declaration of the freedom and life we find in Christ. "'Alive' is a full circle moment for us. This song was written by our brother Zach Williams, whose life direction was impacted by our song, 'Redeemed.' Just as the Lord used our song to touch Zach's life, He is now using a song that Zach wrote that speaks of this season in our lives. This song came in its perfect timing, with us coming out of a hard life season and into a season of light," Big Daddy Weave shares in response to the new release. "Alive" marks the first single from the band's new album, slated to release this fall. –Caitlin Lassiter, News Editor
Meredith Andrews - "Open Over Us"
I can't get enough of "Open After Us," which expresses the tone for Meredith’s entire worship experience with the beautiful declaration of dependence on God's provision in our lives: “Heaven’s open over us, right here, right now, we say Yes to You, whatever You want to do. You can have my whole heart, Jesus, have it all." I get swept up in the vertical praise and worship to our Savior. The song has a striking message that stays with you throughout the day. This song is an excellent companion to sing over your life, “Heaven’s open over us, no fear, no doubt Your love is all around!”
–Kevin Davis, Lead Contributor
Hollyn - "Good Times"
Just in time for Valentine's Day comes a new single from up and coming Christian Pop powerhouse, Hollyn. The song reflects on her relationship with husband Dillion Wilson. The song is peppy and offers a calm, yet still danceable, beat. Proving that pop can still sing about romance with infectuous hooks without falling into the cruder trappings of much of mainstream pop, Hollyn has a definite hit on her hands that should appeal to Christian and mainstream audiences alike. –JJ Francesco, NRT Contributor
Bonray - "love u forever"
Sibling group Bonray first grabbed our attention with their 2017 debut EP, featuring the feel-good anthem "Good Life." The family band now follows up with the release of new single "love u forever," a fun track with a summery vibe. With a message about the unending love of Christ, this infectious pop sound is sure to put you in a good mood. –Caitlin Lassiter, News Editor
Ginny Owens - "Echo"
Ginny Owens has a long history in Christian music. "Echo" adopts a decidedly modern pop sound and an accessible and encouraging message for today's listeners. While the themes of finding one's voice are well-covered grounds for pop artists, Owens' honest delivery makes the tune feel relevant for today's often chaotic times. –JJ Francesco, NRT Contributor
The Color "The Kind Of Man"
The Manitoba, Canada foursome continues to gain traction with infectious pop releases and their latest, "The Kind Of Man," is no different. I instantly fell in love with this song, as it's the current cry of my heart after many years of getting it all wrong. "How the rest of the world perceives me means so little compared to the impact of what goes on inside my home," says frontman Jordan Janzen after writing this song while waiting for his first child to be born. "So I began to plead with God, 'Please make me a man who loves my family well.'” This world needs more songs encouraging husbands and fathers to show up well for their spouses and families. Well done, guys! –Kevin McNeese, NRT Founder
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