BC News|July 28, 2022 10:24 EDT
Pre-release: Aaron Williams - "The Hope of Christ"
Singer/songwriter and veteran worship leader Aaron Williams is set to bow his highly anticipated full-length debut, The Hope of Christ, August 5. The Worship Initiative release was produced by Williams and Alan Thomas (joan) and features 10 pop-driven live worship selections extolling the boundless grace, love and rest offered by the Savior.
Williams co-penned each track, with additional songwriting contributions from Shane Barnard, Jason Ingram, Jon Egan and Benji Cowart, among others. Highlights of The Hope of Christ include lead single “Walk By Faith,” an anthem of devotion to Jesus; album opener “Enter In,” celebrating our unfettered access to the Father; the Shane & Shane-featured title-cut, a confident proclamation of the heart of the Gospel; and “Abide” (feat. Aaron Keyes), a melodic ballad already resonating with worshipers around the world.
The album’s latest single, “No Height No Depth,” is a deeply personal track for Williams. “I wrote it this Spring after nearly losing a close friend to mental health struggles,” he reveals. “With rates of anxiety, depression, and suicide at an all-time high in our society, I wanted to offer a song that would help people give voice to worship during such seasons of life. If we’re going to worship Him with sincerity during times of hardship and struggle, we need songs with fitting language for those moments. ‘No Height No Depth’ aims to honestly express where we are, while anchoring ourselves in the unchanging love of God.”
Aaron Williams is an acclaimed worship leader and songwriter who has been featured on numerous recordings from The Worship Initiative. Seeking to write lyrically rich and musically compelling songs to help the Church voice its worship, Williams also has a passion for training and mentoring worship leaders and teams. He is the co-founder of Dwell, a parachurch ministry offering a range of resources for individuals and churches—including concerts and retreats; original worship songs; and discipleship tools. Williams also serves with 10,000 Fathers & Mothers (10KFAM), a Colorado Springs-based ministry committed to creatively shaping the future of the Church by encouraging and nurturing worship pastors. A resident artist with The Worship Initiative, Williams and his family reside in Dallas.