– credit FreeCCM.com
Before the new year, Bethel Music’s Amanda Lindsey Cook reemerged to fans on social media after a long hiatus, posting a handwritten note which explained the singer’s absence, hinting at new music in the works. Earlier this month, Cook revealed the letter’s allusive meaning with the announce of her upcoming House On A Hill, set to release today, Friday, March 29.
“I think it’s really essential to create rhythms of rest. There are some things that only actually ever happen when we slow down long enough to be still and let everything catch up to us. It’s the wound in us that wants to be healed that’s trying to catch up,” said Cook. “This record, in particular, came at a really crucial moment. One of my producers basically said to me, ‘I think you need to write your way through it. I think you need to sing your way through it.’”
The highly anticipated project is the result of spending two months tucked away in a secluded house in the wooded hills of Nashville, TN. where Cook both wrote and recorded for the album, inviting a few close friends into the process including GRAMMY®-winning producers Jason Ingram and Paul Mabury (Lauren Daigle, Cory Asbury), and long-time collaborator Steffany Gretzinger.
“In that space, when things were really tender and fragile, I thought it was important to keep friends close and just create a space that felt really vulnerable and intimate,” shared Cook. “I can’t really wrap words around it. It was just the healing that comes from being with people; being with friends; being known and seen and loved.”
Coincing with the announcement of the album, Cook has released a brand-new music video for the breathy yet emboldening track, “Awakening,” mirroring the singer’s own personal journey throughout the making of the project.
Cook kicked off the release of House On A Hill earlier this week with four consecutive shows starting in New York, NY, closing in Nashville, TN., the very place the project was birthed. Cook is scheduled to join Hillsong UNITED USA Tour 2019 on the coast to coast trek along with worship leader Mack Brock. The tour will make stops in major markets across the U.S. including Atlanta, GA; Chicago, IL; Dallas, TX; Washington, DC and New York, NY, transforming amphitheaters and arenas throughout the nation into nights of worship. For tickets or more information go to www.amandalindseycook.com/events/.
House On A Hill is now available here.
About Bethel Music:
Bethel Music is a worship ministry that formed as an organic extension of Bethel Church in Redding, CA. In less than 10 years, Bethel Music has grown from being a local church music ministry to becoming a global outreach featuring a cadre of songwriters and worship leaders, with both online and on-campus worship schools. The Bethel Music Artist Collective includes Brian and Jenn Johnson, Amanda Lindsey Cook, Jonathan David and Melissa Helser, Hunter GK Thompson, Paul and Hannah McClure, Kalley Heiligenthal, Josh Baldwin, Cory Asbury, Kristene DiMarco, Sean Feucht, Emmy Rose, Bethany Wohrle and Brandon Lake. Together these artists have seven acclaimed albums that all went to the top of Billboard’s Top Christian Albums chart, in addition to a GRAMMY® nomination, seven GMA Dove Awards and a GMA Covenant Award. Bethel Music’s multi-artist double-disc live recording Have It All (2016) hit No. 1 on the overall iTunes Albums chart and No. 6 on Billboard’s Top Albums chart, becoming Bethel Music’s highest retail debut on the charts ever proceeded by Starlight, Bethel Music’s first full-length album recorded live on tour, and among their latest to top the chart. Victory, their awaited latest, is available now. More about Bethel Music can be found at www.bethelmusic.com.
More About Cook:
Amanda Lindsey Cook is one of the core elements of the Bethel Music sound. You can hear her anointed, emotive and prophetic worship in Bethel Music’s “I Will Exalt” from Be Lifted High, “You Make Me Brave” and “Shepherd” from You Make Me Brave, “You Don’t Miss a Thing” from We Will Not Be Shaken, “Pieces” from solo album Brave New World, “Mercy” from Have it All and “Starlight” and “Extravagant” from Starlight.