Franklin, TN-based singer/songwriter Tori Harper releases "Revival" today (April 19) to digital retailers and streaming outlets globally through The Fuel Music at the link, http://toriharper.com/revival.
Realizing that revival is a conscious, individual awakening, the new song, which also goes to radio today, is Harper's own brave declaration and is meant to encourage others in this season, fanning the flames of revival she is seeing among Christians around the world.
"God is stirring something new right now! He is moving many to pray and putting the vision and inspiration of revival on our hearts!" exclaims Harper, who posted a video trailer of the song on Facebook.
"Revival Starts Here is a book that powerfully and practically lays out what it means for revival to start inside of us," she adds. "It answers the question, 'Now that I want revival, how do I start?' It is so amazing how the vision God gave me when I wrote the song 'Revival' and the message of this book so perfectly align."
Sharing the song with the book's author, Dave Clayton, who is Lead Church Planter and Pastor of Ethos Church, Harper and Clayton are now teaming to spark a louder call for revival, giving away copies of the new music and book through radio stations nationwide.
"I am so in awe of God's perfect timing to be able to send them out together," says Harper. "It is an honor to partner with Dave Clayton as we spread God's vision for revival, and I pray that the book and the song inspire something new in your community!"
Earlier this year, Clayton and Ethos Church launched the "Awaken Nashville" movement that The Tennessean reported as growing to 40,000 people from more than 400 Nashville-area Christian churches, all working together to pray for everyone by name in the city and surrounding communities. Clayton's book became a resource for these Christians.
"Over the last several years, in churches all across the country, I have had countless conversations with people--young and old--about the growing fire Tori describes in her song 'Revival'," says Clayton. "Many followers of Jesus are sensing that, to put it in her words, the 'fire is getting stronger and it is starting in [their] souls.' Not only do I love this song but also I love this message because it is becoming the heart cry for so many."
I wanna be brave I wanna be bold I wanna be proof
I wanna be love I wanna be hope I wanna be true
There's a fire getting stronger it's starting in my soul
I wanna be brave I wanna be bold I wanna be
A revival, revival
("Revival" chorus lyrics.)
Produced by Colby Wedgeworth (Jordan Feliz, Mandisa, Danny Gokey) and co-written with Wedgeworth and Cindy Morgan, "Revival" is already being heard in retail stores, debuting at No. 5 on All Access' What's In Store Music Currents chart. Receiving an amazing 82,651 plays last week, the song had more plays than current singles by Train, Michael Bublé, Josh Groban, Avril Lavigne and more well-known artists.
Taking her message of "Revival" and music from her acclaimed debut EP, Seasons, on tour, Harper continues the Revive Tour with JJ Weeks and Jason Fowler May 3. Harper's tour schedule to date follows:
May 3: Safe Harbor Christian Church (Memphis, IN)*
May 4: Ignited Ministries (DeMotte, IN)*
May 6: Garden Valley Christian Church (Henderson, NV)
May 10: Venue tbd (Cape Girardeau, MO)*
May 11: Raymondville School (Raymondville, MO)*
May 12: Family Worship Center (Marshall, MO)*
May 17: Faith and Family night KLRC (Siloam Springs, AR)
May 18: Outdoor Festival (Rogersville, TN)*
May 19: First Evangelical (Macon, GA)*
May 31: St. Maurice Church at Resurrection (Dania Beach, FL)*
June 1: Fishfest (Irvine CA)
June 2: New Passion Church (Augusta, GA)*
June 15: Joyful Noise (Minneapolis, MN)
June 29: Creation Festival (Mount Union, PA)
July 14: Venue tbd (Zirconia, NC)
July 27: Venue tbd (Chippewa Falls, WI)
August 10: Atlanta Fest (Atlanta, GA)
(* Asterisk denotes Revive Tour with JJ Weeks and Jason Fowler.)