Acclaimed Australian praise and worship band Planetshakers have announced the release of their latest holiday EP, Christmas Vol. 2, on Nov. 23 via Venture3Media. The second Christmas release from Planetshakers features urban pop-infused recordings of the classics "O Come All Ye Faithful" and "The First Noel," as well as a worshipful soundscape on "O Holy Night."
Christmas Vol. 2 also includes the declarative new song, "Light Of The World," by Planetshakers worship leader Joth Hunt. The song is going for adds now at AC and CHR format radio stations.
"Christmas is all about Jesus. He is the reason we celebrate. It's a time of joy," says Hunt, who is also credited with producing and arranging the four-song EP. "But unfortunately for some, it can be a time of darkness. This song encourages everybody to remember that Jesus is the Light of the world (John 8:12). He brings hope to all!"
The new EP follows last year's, Christmas Vol. 1, from Planetshakers, which featured the original song "It's Christmas" and the joyful, pop and R&B-infused "Hark," "Joy To The World," and "Silent Night."
Last month, the band also released their new full-length album Heaven On Earth, as well as the EP, Heaven on Earth Pt. 3, to acclaim. The records simultaneously became the No. 1 and No. 2 top-selling Christian recordings on iTunes in Australia while posting Top 10 overall position in multiple countries around the world. Heaven On Earth has also been streamed over 11 million times so far on only Spotify and YouTube combined.
Sharing their new music, Planetshakers recently wrapped up events in Central, South and North America, South Africa, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, South Korea, and Taiwan. Currently, the band is heading to Nigeria and the Philippines before heading back to Malaysia and an Australia tour.