American contemporary gospel music group, Elevation Worship announces the release of their 11th career project with GRAVES INTO GARDENS, available worldwide today. The live compilation broke the record as the highest pre-added worship album to date on the Apple Music platform. Talking about the project, Elevation Worship’s Chris Brown had this to say:
“Our hope is that this project would help listeners find new life in seemingly dead places,” . “To be releasing an album titled ‘Graves Into Gardens’ in the middle of this global pandemic feels very God-orchestrated. Across our world right now, more than ever, we need hope that a brighter day is coming, and the faith to believe that even though there’s a lot around us that seems despairing, Jesus specializes in resurrection. He specializes in taking the old and making it new. So, I pray that people would find God in these songs. And as they do, that their mourning would turn to dancing, and their heaviness would turn into praise.”
GRAVES INTO GARDENS is comprised of 12 newly-penned tracks such as the blockbuster song “The Blessing” that is currently the highest-charting faith-based hit on digital song sales in over four years, garnering more than 10 million YouTube views in just six weeks, and “RATTLE!” which peaked at #8 trending overall on YouTube, amassing more than 1.5 million views since it released two weeks ago.
A number of special guest vocals and writers round out the project including the title track’s (“Graves Into Gardens”) lead vocal from Bethel Music’s GRAMMY nominated Brandon Lake, who is also credited as co-writer on the song, an appearance from GRAMMY nominee Tauren Wells on “Never Lost,” and a co-writer and guest vocal appearance from Kari Jobe and Cody Carnes on “The Blessing.”
Elevation Worship is the musical expression of Elevation Church, a multisite church based in Charlotte, N.C. founded by lead Pastor Steven Furtick. Over the past 14 years, it has grown into a global phenomenon drawing a weekly attendance of more than 25,000 with locations from Toronto to Orlando; in addition to their worldwide online audience.
Over the course of their career, Elevation Worship has released 10 compilations; including their RIAA-Certified Gold record Here As In Heaven and 2018 GRAMMY nominated project Hallelujah Here Below. The group is known across the globe for their RIAA Platinum Certified single “O Come to the Altar,” which has more than 100 million streams on Spotify and more than 52 million YouTube views; and their RIAA Gold Certified single “Do It Again” –– both of which reached #2 on Billboard’s Christian AC Songs chart. With more than 3 million monthly listeners on Spotify, more than 760 million views on YouTube, and 1.5 million+ U.S. album sales; the group has toured nationwide on bills with multiple GRAMMY winner Lauren Daigle, Hillsong Worship, Bethel Music, Passion, and others.
GRAVES INTO GARDENS Tracklist:
2. My Testimony
3. Graves Into Gardens (feat. Brandon Lake)
4. The Blessing (Kari Jobe and Cody Carnes)
7. Never Lost (feat. Tauren Wells)
8. No One Beside
9. Have My Heart (Vamp)
10. There Is A King
11. What Would You Do (feat. Isaiah Templeton)
12. GOD SAID LIVE!
The video of the song which the album is named after, is availble below. Click to watch it here: