Sunday News Roundup (13th-21st September 2014)


Here’s the next instalment of “Sunday News Roundup”, this time from the 13th to the 21st September. Enjoy reading the scoop on the latest news!

  • Wayward: The Prodigal Son is coming to cinemas in November; check out the news of the modern day prodigal son story!
  • Usually we start each news roundup with music videos, but instead, here are some blogs (video or written) to contemplate and ponder over. Jeremy Camp, Tenth Avenue North (both as a video and a written blog), Tim Neufeld, Jenny Simmons (press release about her album!) and The Sonflowerz have given us moving and heartfelt blogs about Jesus, and are worth a read or a watch so that we can learn more about God and ourselves!
  • Desperation Band releases their new album Banner in about a week and a half; check out the album preview on youtube and their new website!
  • Abandon are releasing a new album soon; check out a snippet of their new song “Anchor”- what do you think of it?
  • Pop/rock band Manic Drive and Christian review website New Release Tuesday have entered into an exclusive partnership, read all about it here!
  • Casey Darnell has just release his new single “In This House”, buy the song on iTunes! What do you think of it?
  • 4 albums are available to pre order this week- WOW Hits 2015, Jekob’s This Side Of The Sky, Rhett Walker Band’s Here’s To The Ones and Worship Central’s Set Apart; which one catches your eye?
  • Shelly E Johnson’s new song “Kingdom Come”, Sanctus Real’s “Lay It Down” and Chris Tomlin’s “Jesus Loves Me” are a few of my favourite songs of 2014; check out the song stories here, here and here!
  • Chris Tomlin’s Love Ran Red releases to stores at the end of October; check out the lyric video of “Jesus Loves Me”, the press release of Love Ran Red and the 2015 tour announcement with Tenth Avenue North and Rend Collective!
  • A couple of other press releases also surfaced this week, apart from Chris Tomlin’s new album! Check out the news about Tenth Avenue North’s album Cathedrals, WOW Hits 2015 and TobyMac’s Eye’m All Mixed Up (and the cover!); which album are you excited for?
  • Who’s excited for Trip Lee’s new album Rise? Check out the promo here!
  • For King and Country’s new album Run Wild Live Free Love Strong released this past week; check out an article about the album released on the Grammys website, as well as the story behind “Fix My Eyes”!
  • Want to know what is on Sanctus Real’s new album The Dream? Check out the track listing here!
  • Fireflight is touring in November with Manic Drive; check out the promo video here!
  • There are plenty of official music videos that have debuted this past week. Check out videos from Manafest (“My Way”), Hillsong College (“Victory”), For King And Country (“Without You”), Lauren Daigle (“Come Alive (Dry Bones)”), Dustin Smith (“He’s Alive”), Lara Landon (“Right Now”), Crowder (“Come As You Are”), Martin Smith (“Emmanuel”), I Am They (“From The Day”), Ginny Owens (“Free”) and The Ember Days (“Prodigal”); which video is your favourite?
  • We’ve already seen one music video for Danny Gokey’s “Hope In Front Of Me”, now he’s urging fans to create another music video of the same song, with their own footage instead. Check out the video to know more!
  • JJ Heller, Moriah Peters and Rhett Walker Band have all released lyric videos for their songs “You Know I Will”, “Don’t Wanna Live For Me” and “Love Like Jesus”- press release here– respectively; which song is the catchiest?
  • There are plenty of TV and movie news this week- here is the latest scoop! Which TV/movie news excites you the most?
    • Tim Burton’s Big Eyes is releasing at the end of the year (starring Amy Adams and Christoph Waltz); check out the trailer here!
    • Surprisingly, Murder In The First was renewed for season 2, and TNT are also adapting a series based on the movie Shooter; what does this spell for Legends?
    • You can view the new Once Upon A Time Season 4 posters here and here
    • You can also read scoop on the new show Powers, and the CBS pilot Supergirl!
    • USA Network’s Dig has been pushed to 2015, as well as Complications, which just began production; who thinks Rush and Satisfaction will be renewed?
    • There is news about a King Kong film, do you think that will be as popular as the 2005 version?
    • You can also watch the first 15 minutes of the movie The Identical!
    • There is a new poster for the sci-fi film Interstellar– what do you think of it?
    • There are tons of interviews and scoop about the new season of Agents Of Shield; check them out here, here and here (and also the official synopsis of The Avengers: The Age Of Ultron)
    • The final season of White Collar premieres on November 6th; check out the short promo! Who’s excited and nervous to see the show end?
  • Kathryn Scott has undertook a new interview with Jesus Freak Hideout; check out the post here!
  • Switchfoot is extensively touring in 2016 (world tour?), and maybe Jon Foreman will sing his new song; what do you all think?
  • Anxious for Angie Miller’s new EP Weathered? Check out the latest interview with Angie here, as she gives us an update on the recording!
  • Lecrae’s Anomaly has skyrocketed to #1 on Billboard, and he was also on Jimmy Fallon this past week; are you going to check out his new album?
  • Though I haven’t had the pleasure of owning an iPod classic, Apple are not selling them anymore! What does this mean for the future of listening to music?
  • Scotland has a referendum on the weekend to determine whether they were still part of the UK or not, and the consensus was a resounding ‘let’s still be part of the UK’- much to the displeasure of some groups of people. What do you think of the news?
  • Lincoln Brewster held a private google hangout concert last week, you can watch it here!
  • Leeland have unveiled a new video blog about remembrance and thankfulness- you can watch it here!

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