Nashville, TN (June 5, 2020)
Christian music singer/songwriter and morning drive-time radio host Perry LaHaie has released a new full-length album, Him. Him is available now on all platforms worldwide.
“This new project has been a long time in the making,” LaHaie acknowledges. “But the long process has been God’s way of creating something more beautiful and compelling. This 10-song collection of original songs and reimagined hymns tells the grand, epic story of God. It’s a story that began in the heart of God: the ‘love story about a brave Prince who leaves his palace, his throne, everything, to rescue the ones he loves,’ as author Sally Lloyd Jones puts it. And a commission for those rescued to speed the day that C.S. Lewis describes as ‘the beginning of the real story… which no one on earth has read: which goes on forever: in which every chapter is better than the one before.'”
The project launches with the driving call-to-action anthem, “Cast Yourself In,” with its invitation to abandon yourself to the raging river of God, and be swept away by it to bring living water to the nations. The project continues with a reimagined version of the world’s most beloved hymn, “Amazing Grace (Send Me),” as well as the original song, “O Mystery of Mysteries,” “O For a Thousand Tongues to Sing,” “Rock of Ages” and other well known hymns and original songs.
Collectively, the ten-song album of original songs and reimagined hymns that make up Him tells the story of God—of His great rescue plan to bring His love to every tribe, tongue, and language on the planet, to rescue all creation from sin and death through the cross, the resurrection, and Christ’s second coming. It offers an impassioned appeal to bring this good news to those who have never heard it, including over 1,000 Muslim people groups that are still waiting for the gospel.
The project was helmed by Grammy-winning engineer and producer Andy Hunt, and features Nashville players Jared Kneale (drums), Matt Melton (bass), Matt Stanfield (keys), Nathan Dugger (guitars), and Buckley Miller (engineer). Joining LaHaie with songwriting and additional background vocals were his adult children, Kali Joy and Taylor.
“It was hard to give up the singer/songwriter part of me to do Him,” LaHaie admits. “There was some pride that had to be surrendered. But that surrender led to God working something new in me–an album of reimagined hymns of amazing grace with new choruses and bridges that call us to take His grace to the world.”