Nashville, TN (April 22, 2020)
Worship collective, Corey Voss & Madison Street Worship, has released their new album, Heaven Come Closer. The group was birthed out of a revival of their tiny church in Shelbyville, Tenn. called Gateway, where they grew from 65 members eight years ago to 1,000 and became an epicenter of life for the community. Heaven Come Closer is the sound of that movement and was recorded live to bring the revival to listeners everywhere with this sophomore album.
The album calls worshipers to declare heaven is not only coming; it has come—a timely promise for this six-member team, which officially formed two years ago under the leadership of singer/songwriter Corey Voss. In addition to leading worship at Gateway for the past eight years, Voss has racked up a list of notable song credits, including Matt Redman’s latest title track “Let There Be Wonder,” which he and his team recorded for Heaven Come Closer. Madison Street Worship, named after the street where the church resides, includes Baily Hager, Harley Rowell, Lee Bataller, Jenna Bataller, and Olivia Calderwood Bush, all of whom wrote on the album.
Voss and the Madison Street Worship team didn’t know how needed these declared promises would be. Releasing in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic, these songs represent a welcome prayer for the state of uncertainty and despair our nation, and the world, finds itself in. And Madison Street Worship is not taking the timing of their album’s release lightly.
“In light of recent events and the chaos that has been going on in our world, I was relistening to this record and thinking, how powerful is it for us to say, ‘We can’t live a day without you,’” shares Jenna Battaller, who leads on “You Remind Me” as well as the album title-track. “God we really need Heaven to come because the world is so messed up right now. We need you to come and bring peace and set things right.”