Inspired by Psalm 46:10's admonition to "be still and know that I am God," Integrity Music offers a new installment in its Still series of instrumental albums with Still: Volume 2 set for release March 2 and featuring UK collective Bright City. The project, which offers interpretations of modern worship songs to create a backdrop for prayer and meditation, follows last year's acclaimed series debut from Manchester, UK band Rivers & Robots.
Each album in the Still series features a different artist-producer, presenting a unique aesthetic and a listening approach to worship for both individuals and churches. Emotive and reminiscent of a film score, Still: Volume 2 combines electronic instrumentation and strings as Bright City delivers an atmospheric slant to their own compositions along with songs from Hillsong United, All Sons & Daughters, Martin Smith and others.
Located in the seaside resort of Brighton -- hometown of artists as diverse as Adele and Fat Boy Slim -- Bright City is a family of performing and visual artists based in St Peter's Church under the leadership of Vicar Archie Coates. Founded in 2009, St Peter's has become a chaplaincy for creatives in the area, including songwriter/worship leaders Matt Redman and Martin Smith (Delirious?). Before beginning work on Still, Bright City released two original projects, a self-titled album and Hello Maker, which includes "Rock Of Our Salvation", nominated for NewReleaseToday's "We Love Christian Music Awards" in the category of Worship Song of the Year.
"Acknowledging God is worship," says Paul Nelson, Worship Pastor for Bright City/St Peter's. "Silence and stillness can be the best form of 'acknowledgement' that the Lord is God. We're praying that by listening to the record, people will meet with Jesus... that it would carry God's presence."
Still: Volume 2 is available for pre-sale now with an immediate download for first single "Great Are You Lord". The album will be available in stores and through digital sales and streaming platforms beginning March 2. The complete tracklist for Still: Volume 2 is:
"Our God Reigns" (writer Martin Smith)
"Here For You" (writers Matt Maher, Matt Redman, Jesse Reeves, Tim Wanstall)
"Great Are You Lord" (writers Leslie Jordan, David Leonard, Jason Ingram)
"Before The Throne Of God Above" (writers Charitie Lees Bancroft, Vikki Cook)
"Spirit Break Out" (writers Ben Bryant, Luke Hellebronth, Myles Dhillon, Tim Hughes)
"Waiting Here For You" (writers Martin Smith, Chris Tomlin, Jesse Reeves)
"No Longer Slaves" (writers Brian Johnson, Joel Case, Jonathan David Helser)
"Forever Yours" (writers Martin Smith, Henry Milne, Matt Bray)
"What A Beautiful Name" (Ben Fielding, Brooke Ligertwood)
"Build My Life" (writers Brett Younker, Matt Redman, Pat Barrett, Karl Martin, Kirby Kaple)
"Rock of Our Salvation" (writers Martin Smith, Myles Dhillon, Paul Nelson, Sarah Bird)
"When I Survey" (writer Isaac Watts)
"So Will I [100 Billion X]" (writers Benjamin Hastings, Joel Houston, Michael Fatkin)
Bright City is a family of performing and visual artists from St Peter's Church based in Brighton, UK. With authentic and brave creativity, the collective's vision is to see their church, city and world come alive through worshipping Jesus. For more information, visit BrightCityUK.com or follow Bright City on Twitter and Instagram via @brightcityuk.