Release Date: April 7th 2017
Reviewed by: Joshua Andre
It’s that time of the year again…or thereabouts! Where we compile all of our best of lists, and announce our favourite songs, music videos, albums, and EP’s of the year, as well as TV shows and movies; not to mention looking forward to everything happening in the next year. But while there are still 4 and a half months to go, my first best of 2016 list (of my favourite 20 music videos!) is such that I reckon no other music video that would release throughout the rest of 2016 could enter into this list! So here are my favourite 20 music videos of the year thus far!
I know, I know, it’s not summer yet, I’m sure you are all thinking… I mean isn’t summer in December, January and February? Well since most CCM albums predominately release first in the U.S., and artists also mostly tour the U.S. before any other country; then I guess for the purposes of this particular top tens post, summer is June, July and August. You could always pretend we are living in the U.S.
Anyway, now that we’ve got that out of the way, on this coming top tens post, we will delve into 15 songs which I reckon will have massive airplay on radio during the upcoming 3 months, as well as also warming our hearts and changing lives during that time also, with their heartfelt lyrics and relatable topic explored. Does that mean that these songs need to be released around that time? Nope, just in my opinion already released (or yet to be released) which will have a big impact in people’s lives during the next few months. Summer, no matter what hemisphere you live in, is a time for just hanging out with your friends, with the windows down and the stereo system blaring out your favourite tunes! So which do I think will I sing off by heart by the end of August? Read on and find out!
In a short 3 and a half months, the annual WOW Hits project will be released both in physical and digital form, and while we all can agree that no collection of the top 39 Christian songs of the year will fully encompass every song worthy of recognition, we can all try, sit back and make our own fantasy lists, of songs we reckon should be included in the compilation, and other tracks that we deem to miss out, for whatever reason. Earlier in the year, we released a prediction to you all, and a few months down the track, we’ve decided to disclose another predicted list- some tracks the same and others different. While I must admit there’s probably no perfect list, WOW Hits does have some traction within the CCM community, and is a great way to start if you are looking for something new, different and interesting to listen to if you are a fan like me of all things CCM.
Provident Label Group pop/rock/CCM/worship artist I Am They released their debut self titled album on January 27th! Full of heartfelt, poignant, emotional and impacting worship anthems, as well as ballads, this album is one of the most musically and lyrically impressive albums of 2015! I had the privilege of interviewing lead singers Adam Palmer, Matthew Hein and Stephanie Kulla via email recently, about the new album. We discussed the album, which songs mean the most to them, what they hope listeners will experience when hearing the new songs, as well as the band’s goals and dreams for the year ahead. Check out the interview below.
It’s time for another Sunday News Roundup, here’s the next instalment from the 2nd til the 8th February 2015. Enjoy reading the scoop on the latest news! P.S., sorry it’s a bit late, but I wanted to include the news about for KING & COUNTRY winning some Grammy Awards. Anyway, I digress, so back to the news…
Here’s the next instalment of “Sunday News Roundup”, from the 26th January til the 1st February 2015. Enjoy reading the scoop on the latest news!
Below is a list of the albums that are releasing this week; which albums are you thinking of listening to and purchasing? Which albums are you going to recommend to others and which would you bypass? Let us know in the comments below.
Welcome to the latest instalment of our most recent blog series Top Tens, which is posting roughly every Sunday/Monday, Australian time. Last time, we delved into my personal top ten list of bible verses. This time, instead of talking about my top ten 90’s CCM songs that are sure to stand the test of time (which will be the first top tens post in 2015), I am sharing 10 new CCM songs (that have already released) that I am certain will be BIG on radio and on impact on people’s lives in 2015, seeing that 2014 is ending in a few days!