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EXCLUSIVE: UPPERROOM Premieres 'Moments' EP
From the writers of 'Surrounded (Fight My Battles)' comes five new flowing worship tracks.
 

EXCLUSIVE: UPPERROOM Premieres 'Moments' EP
   

Posted: May 14, 2018, 12:00 AM | Category: New Releases
Artist Tags: Upperroom
Source: From Staff Reports / The Fuel Music

Worship ministry UPPERROOM independently releases its third recording, Moments, May 18 with global distribution for the first time through The Fuel Music, but you don't have to wait that long to begin experiencing the new music.

NewReleaseToday is premiering the EP as a streaming preview all week, leading up until the Friday release. Take a listen below:
 


This new five-song digital album is a collection of songs curated out of the ministry's Prayer Room that have since went on to inspire not only the members of UPPERROOM, the church in Dallas' creative Design District that started in 2010, but millions more around the globe. 

Called to gather the Lord's people daily for corporate worship, praise, thanksgiving, adoration and intercession through song and scripture, UPPERROOM opened its doors without much fanfare. Today, people around the globe are singing their songs and around 100 vocalists, songwriters and musicians contribute their talents to leading people in worship three times a day, six days a week.

Although UPPERROOM has been leading people in worship and prayer for eight years, it was only recently that they began to release their music to the culture at large. Much like dripping medicine from an IV, they slowly began to quietly drip organic moments from their worship sets on YouTube.

"We have a unique worship culture. We've been experiencing it for a long time," Miller shares, "but we hadn't put anything out there, so we decided to prayerfully start releasing these moments, which were just nights of worship from our services. We put those online, and they really went viral."

One of those viral videos propelled a song Smith wrote to new heights, and all around the world, in an unexpected fashion. During a set with her brother and one of the Prayer Room directors, she spontaneously began singing what would become the chorus to "Surrounded (Fight My Battles)": "This is how I fight my battles. It may look like I'm surrounded, but I'm surrounded by You."

Multiple Grammy Award-winning Michael W. Smith heard the song after his producer discovered it on YouTube and decided to record it as the title track for his 2018 live worship album. Shortly after its release, he performed the song live on ABC's "Good Morning America."

For more information on UPPERROOM, go to www.urdallas.com, YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Podcast and Apple Podcast.

 


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