LOS ANGELES (Aug. 25, 2023)
Platinum recording artist & GRAMMY®-award winning songwriter, producer and worship leader Brooke Ligertwood releases her first single “Fear of God” from her highly anticipated sophomore solo album “EIGHT.” Available today along with an accompanying music video, the premiere track is featured on the 11-track studio project that is slated to drop globally on Oct. 20.
Says Ligertwood, “I’ve gotten to write so many songs in my life. Maybe a thousand by now? Not sure. Whatever it is, it’s more than I’ve deserved to. I like most of them, wince at a whole lotta them (taste changes and skill grows but the Internet is forever, God help me), and deeply love a good many of them actually. But there’s a small few that I feel an otherness about. This is one of those. I feel like ‘Fear of God’ is one of the songs I was born to leave here, and that’s just that.”
“EIGHT” follows on the heels of Ligertwood’s debut solo offering “SEVEN (Live)” which has garnered over 146 million global streams since its 2022 release. “A Thousand Hallelujahs,” the album’s lead single, has amassed over 25 million global streams, climbed to No. 2 on Multitrack’s Top Songs chart and made four international Top 50 viral charts, including #16 in the U.S. Follow-up single, “Honey In The Rock” has amassed over 94 million global streams.
Along with the aforementioned releases, Ligertwood has penned a growing anthology of beloved church anthems like “What A Beautiful Name,” “King of Kings,” and “Hosanna,” and devotional favorites like “Awake My Soul,” “New Wine,” “None But Jesus,” and many more. With 7 billion career streams and 20 million career album sales, her songs have been streamed globally more than 1.5 billion times, translated into over 15 languages, and have topped the CCLI chart with two no. 1’s, and several Top 25’s.