Provident Label Multi-Award winning singer/songwriter Matthew West drops new live album, "Live Before The World Shut Down." In the middle of a time where live music has been almost 100% shut down for the time being, West recorded this album earlier this year including, "Nobody" feat. Casting Crowns, "The God Who Stays", "Truth Be Told", "Hope Returns", "Without You", and "Love On The Radio."
All of these songs are previously available on West's album, "Brand New", but these new recordings have a more raw and vulnerable vibe when listening that expresses a more worship-filled experience.
The new recording of "Love On The Radio" brings in the "Why I Make Christian Music" intro from the "Brand New" album, explaining the story behind the song within the song. "Truth Be Told" does a little of the same thing while expanding more on the explanation.
"Without You" includes a live concert introduction leading into the beautiful melody of the track.
When asked about the EP, West shared the following; "Among the many things that have been taken away from us in 2020, live music has been pretty much shut down. Our tour buses have been parked, our production placed in storage, and the bands and crews have all been sent home for the most part. It’s made me pretty sentimental lately, missing the beautiful moments that have taken place over the years on stage with audiences across this great country. So, I had this idea to gather some recordings from some of our most recent performances and put out Live Before The World Shut Down. Just listening to these recordings gets me excited to once again be able to gather together and when we do, I have a feeling we will all be singing louder than ever before giving thanks to the God who stays faithful and brings us through! In the meantime, maybe this little live EP can hold you over until we meet again on the road."
Stream the new EP here.
About Matthew West:
Matthew West is a multi-award winning artist with many accolades to his name and repertoire. As well as being a singer/songwriter, he is also considered a storyteller, author, and podcast host.
Five Grammy nominations, multiple ASCAP Christian Music Songwriter/Artist of the Year wins, 2018 Dove Award win, as well as Gold and Platinum certified singles only scratch the surface of West's career to date.
West also co-wrote Jeremy Camp's multi-week No. 1 song, "Keep Me In The Moment." Earlier this year, he released his new studio album, Brand New, which already produced the multiple-week No. 1 single, "The God Who Stays." In August 2020, he launched his official podcast, "The Matthew West Podcast."
Adding author to his list of accolades, West has written five books to date: Give This Christmas Away, The Story Of Your Life, Forgiveness, Today Is Day One and Hello, My Name Is. He is also passionate about providing hope and healing through the power of prayer and story. Along with his father, Pastor Joe West, they founded popwe, a non-profit ministry helping others to craft, share, and live a more meaningful life. Please visit popwe.org for more information.
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Cochren and Co. exploded onto the music scene with "Church (Take Me Back)" just a few years back, and followed up with "One Day".
Michael Cochren of Cochren and Co. is a worship leader and singer/songwriter from Indiana. His music always points to the true source of hope and light in a dark world and "Don't Lose Hope" is no exception.
Released on Gotee Records on October 16th, Cochren keeps his momentum from past releases while also breaking into a new sound that all artists find at some point in their career.
With full and rich vocals and a band to back it up, Cochren discusses the importance of keeping hope alive, especially when the world tries to knock down our all powerful Savior.
"Don't Lose Hope" also brings up God's omnipresence in all times; not just good or bad times.
Student studying Public Relations and Social Media as well as acting as much as possible with hopes to work at a Christian media company when graduated.