Days ahead of releasing his newest album Children of God (April 22), Phil Wickham is sharing the compelling new story behind the album with CCM Magazine for their April 15 cover story and premiering a music video for his newest single "Your Love Awakens Me," exclusively with Relevant.
Sharing his story behind the song, Wickham reveals "Your Love Awakens Me" is about the amazing, life giving love of Jesus. "This song is calling everybody to gather together and sing out the incredible Truth that God's love is stronger than our sin," says Wickham. "It's greater than the grave and it is calling us on a daily basis to live this life with purpose and passion." The electric hit single is currently impacting radio stations across the U.S.
His highly anticipated album Children of God will release worldwide on April 22. Wickham talks about his inspiration and intention behind the record, available here. "A year and a half ago I lost my voice and was forced to have surgery on my vocal chords with the risk of not being able to sing professionally again. During the difficulty of that season, God spoke the simple yet massive truth into my heart that He loves me. That He loves us. That we are first and foremost His children. That whatever may come our way we are His children. That whatever we may be faced with, we are His. Many of these songs were written out of this newfound sense of identity."
Critics are already celebrating the album, saying it is "a welcome truth for all of us" (CCM Magazine), "Children of God more than surpasses expectations" (The Christian Beat), "my favourite Phil Wickham album to date" (365 Days of Inspiring Media) and "sounding just as strong and bright as ever" (Hallels).