Nashville, TN (June 15, 2020)
Planetshakers is set to release a new song series, Demos, which consists of high-quality recordings produced in Planetshakers’ studio in Melbourne, Australia. The series enables the band to offer new music quicker than ever before while also providing the same resources to churches that Planetshakers uses to learn new songs before they are led in services and recorded live.
Releasing one song in the series each week beginning with “All Things New” (5/22/20), “Over It All” (5/29/20), “Chains Are Breaking” (6/5/20) and “All I Can Say-Thank You” (6/12/20), Planetshakers releases “Caught Up In Your Presence” this week (6/19/20). Each song is, or will be, available at Apple Music, iTunes, Spotify, Pandora, Google Play and more digital and streaming outlets globally from Venture3Media.
Chord charts, lyric videos, backing tracks and more resources for the songs are also available at www.planetshakers.com/demos.
“Normally produced purely for our own team, you now have a front row seat to brand new music before it gets released on an album,” shares Planetshakers’ worship leaders Sam Evans and Joth Hunt on Facebook.
“Being thankful is so important. It puts us in a position to acknowledge that it’s not about us or what we have done, but it’s about Him and what He’s done,” says Hunt regarding the song “All I Can Say-Thank You.” “The Bible says, ‘Enter his gates with thanksgiving’ in our hearts. Every time we come to him, we should come with a thankful heart. This new worship song is about thanking Him for everything He’s done, what He’s going to do, and who He is.”
Hunt, who records and produces all the music for each of the new Demos songs, adds that for the song “Chains Are Breaking,” “We wanted to write a song that had a drastic tempo change because we thought it would be fun, and because praising God should be fun. So we came up with a groove in the verse that was almost a bit funky before speeding up to a fast dance song. We have never done this before, but it’s really great live and keeps it interesting for the listener too.”
The new music follows the release of Planetshakers’ new studio recording and radio single, “I Remember (Studio Version).” The live version of this single is featured on the acclaimed Glory Part One digital EP recorded in Melbourne at Planetshakers Church and released Jan. 10. The band’s Glory Part Two EP released April 3 and features the voices of 30,000 people during a “Praise Party” at SMART Araneta Coliseum in Manila, Philippines.
Each of the new, live-in-concert songs released this year from Planetshakers have been captured via multi-cameras for a compelling visual experience. Featuring Planetshakers’ Sam Evans, Joth Hunt, Aimee Evans, BJ Pridham, Joshua Brown, Rudy Nikkerud, Chelsi Nikkerud and more, these songs include: “So Good,” “All,” “Encounter Song” and “Living Louder” from Glory Part Two and “How I Praise,” “Walls,” “I Remember” and “Can’t Take My Eyes off You” from Glory Part One. Together, the videos have already generated well over three million streams to date.