NASHVILLE, TENN. (OCTOBER 13, 2017) Jesus Culture worship leaders, Bryan & Katie Torwalt are excited to share their new Christmas EP available for the upcoming holiday season. The four-song EP features three classic Christmas songs along with a revisited song, “Emmanuel (God With Us Forever),” from their 2016 project Champion. Click here to purchase their Christmas EP.
“We ended up binge listening to Christmas music pretty much the whole month of June this year as we selected what songs to go on the EP,” shares Bryan & Katie about their new holiday album. “We love Christmas music so much that it was really hard to narrow it down. In the end we went with some classics that make us smile every time we hear them, and we loved getting to sing them. We kept the songs in that classic 50s and 60s sound with lots of strings, choir, upright bass and Christmas bells. We wanted to create Christmas music that we would want to listen to, a sound that reminded us of everything we love about Christmas.”
Bryan and Katie are worship leaders and songwriters who have a passion to see lives changed through encounters with the presence of God. And it is no different with their new holiday album.
“The beautiful thing about Christmas time is that everything points to God and his Kingdom,” they explain. “The birth of Jesus is at the center, and it’s incredible how our awareness of Him increases during the Christmas season, but even the acts of kindness and generosity, or emphasis on family are all in the heart of God. We hope our music brings joy in moments when people need it, and that people would become more aware of God, who is relentlessly good in the middle of it all.”
Fans in Nashville, TN will be able to hear these Christmas songs when they open for the group JOHNNYSWIM at the famed Schermerhorn Symphony Center in December. The couple will also be on tour in November with Phil Wickham on the “Singalong Tour,” click here for a list of tour dates.
Track Listing for Christmas:
1. “It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas”
2. “The Christmas Song”
3. “Hark the Herald / O Come Let Us Adore Him”
4. “Emmanuel (God With Us Forever)”
ABOUT BRYAN & KATIE TORWALT:
Bryan and Katie Torwalt are worship leaders and songwriters who have a passion to see lives changed through encounters with the presence of God. This is the foundational premise from which their music is derived. The songs they write are declarative anthems for the body of Christ that reflect their passion for freedom, healing, and the assurance that God’s goodness surrounds us in any circumstance. Realizing the likeness in vision and spirit, the Torwalts joined with the Jesus Culture Music label in the fall of 2010 as they began working on the debut album Here on Earth. As they brought pen to paper, they had no idea they were crafting one of the biggest worship anthems of this decade. The song “Holy Spirit” has since gone on to win a GRAMMY® for best Christian Song of the Year, and it continues to be a staple in worship sets around the world. Their second album, Kingdom Come, is full of dynamic songs of faith and praise. In 2016 they released Champion, an album they penned in a season dealing with fear and anxiety celebrating God’s victory. Champion debuted on Billboard‘s top charts landing at No. 19 on the top albums chart and No. 12 on the Top Digital Albums chart.