NASHVILLE, TENN. / CHARLOTTE, NC. (OCTOBER 27, 2023)
GRAMMY Award®-winning and multi-platinum group Elevation Worship will celebrate this holiday season with their first-ever full-length Christmas album, Echo The Angels, available today.
“In Luke 2, a great company of the heavenly host appeared to some shepherds worshipping and saying Glory to God in the highest,” shares Elevation Worship’s Chris Brown about the title. “Not only were they echoing what all the angels do 24/7 around the throne in heaven, but they were modeling to these shepherds in the field the only appropriate response to the presence of Jesus: worship. praise. adoration. And still today, you and I are called to echo the angels and sing Glory to God in the highest.”
The ten-track album features reimagined classics such as “Hark The Herald Angels Sing,” “O Little Town Of Bethlehem,” “Welcome To Our World,” and “Joyful, Joyful We Adore Thee.” The special project also includes a remixed track, “JOY!,” with ELEVATION RHYTHM building off the standard, “Joy To The World.”
Chris Brown adds about recording a version of “Hark,” “When the angel appeared to the shepherds in the field to tell them that the Savior had been born, then was joined by other angels singing and worshipping, it must’ve been an incredible sight and moment. I wanted to have a song that captured that triumphant, grand announcement and appearance when heaven opened to celebrate Christ’s birth.”
We talked with Elevation Worship about the project at the 54th GMA Dove Awards: