Nashville, TN (May 6, 2020)
Christian music recording artist and songwriter Chris Renzema released his sophomore, full-length album and Centricity Music debut, Let The Ground Rest, back in amidst acclaim. After week one at retail and streaming outlets globally, the album had already logged more than 8.75 million streams across multiple platforms.
“The heartbeat behind Let The Ground Rest is the idea that growth comes from periods of rest, of barrenness,” shares Renzema. “It’s a process to exist, to learn and understand God’s love. While His love is not seasonal, we go through seasons as we understand and experience it. Spring is not spring without winter, and that process is a good thing.”
In between the opening and closing tracks, Renzema shares real-life, hopeful messages along with worship in singles like “17” and “Better.” The latter song was written “as a sort of ‘get well soon’ card to the world, having no idea I’d be releasing it during a worldwide pandemic and a national quarantine, but here we are,” says Renzema. “I hope this song can be a prayer for tired hearts in this crazy time, but if not that then at least a small note from me to you, saying, ‘I hope you get well soon.’”
Connecting with thousands of fans during an Instagram Live virtual listening party when the album released, Renzema is also giving away over 140 gift cards to coffee shops across the US in markets he was originally scheduled to perform before the pandemic hit, including San Diego, Phoenix, Minneapolis, Columbus and more. “In order to both celebrate the album release and support local businesses, I decided that I want to buy you a cup of coffee for when this is all over,” says Renzema on his Instagram.