HILLSONG UNITED SET TO RELEASE "THE WHITE ALBUM [REMIX PROJECT]" by Merge PR on 2014-02-28 13:06:10
Nashville, Tenn. – February 28, 2014 – Hillsong UNITED is set to release The White Album [Remix Project] on March 3. This project will feature a collection of 14 of their most popular songs from previously released UNITED projects. The White Album will include fan-favorites “Oceans (Where Feet May Fail),” “With Everything,” “From The Inside Out,” “Like An Avalanche” and ten more tracks remixed by various mix engineers and musicians. The band continues to create, experiment, and expand on the musical expressions that are the heart of this remix album. The album will also enjoy a limited run on vinyl for Record Store Day on April 19; fans can visit www.recordstoreday.com to find a participating retailer near them.
UNITED will be streaming the entire remix project in #thewhiteroom starting on Saturday 5 PM EST USA / Sunday 9 AM Sydney time. Fans can go to hillsongunited.com to hear The White Album for 24 hours via video live in Sydney.
“I think few things are more inspiring and challenging as the alluring white of an empty canvas," shares UNITED's Joel Houston on the idea behind this project. "We collaborated with friends and artists who brought their unique creative gift to the table and were able to shine a different light on things. The result is The White Album - stealing its title as a respectful ode to arguably one of the greatest albums by perhaps the greatest band of all time (and no, we certainly aren't comparing our little remix project to The Beatles), but we are however inspired by the way they, like many others artists over the years have pioneered the sound of music for generations, defining culture along the way. This is the power of music; it's ability to change the atmosphere, break down walls, and define culture. As worshippers, this is what's its all about - seeing our present culture enfolded into the eternal culture of God's kingdom! He is after all, making all things NEW!"
This album comes off the heels of UNITED’s most successful and fastest selling album to date, ZION, which released last February. Last year, UNITED had their most impactful year with their studio release topping iTunes overall and debuting at No. 5 on the Billboard Top 200. ZION also spawned the band’s biggest hit with the single “Oceans (Where Feet May Fail).” Recently featured in Billboard based on the unprecedented success, “Oceans” has been the No. 1 Hot Christian Song for 13 straight weeks and the No. 1 Christian Digital Song for 16 weeks going back to November 2, 2013. The official lyric video for the song has received more than 7 million views.
UNITED is a worship band that originally rose out of the youth ministry of Hillsong Church in Sydney, Australia. This progressive worship band is a global recording and touring entity sent out to share the ever-evolving worship music of Hillsong Church to an international audience through live performances and records. Releasing their first album in 1999, UNITED has toured six continents and 42 nations since 2006. The touring entity of UNITED has made a huge wave in the United States as they became the first Christian artist to ever sell out Los Angeles’ Staples Center. In addition to the Staples Center, UNITED has also sold out major venues in Seattle (ShoWare Center), New York (Radio City Music Hall – Hillsong Conference), Denver (Red Rocks Amphitheatre) and Los Angeles (Hollywood Bowl). UNITED has the largest social media following for a Christian artist with more than 4.7 million Facebook likes and 747k+ Twitter followers.
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