In anticipation of this year’s festival, Newday announced a new, exciting, EP containing remixes of their 2015 anthem ‘Alive With Worship’. Written by Simon Brading and Jotham Oakley, the record is sung by Brighton native Sam Cox and has been reimagined by a selected group of international Christian producers each known for their own unique sound.
Attended by over 7,000 young people each year, a fresh heart for worship has been emerging from the UK festival, and has seen its influence extend far beyond the UK. Connecting with a new generation of worshippers, this record is part of a growing culture of music that reaches fringes of traditional Christian music and beyond.
American, electro-house producer, Chris Howland who worked on the project said “the church houses a great number of people, and among those people there’s a very wide spectrum of musical tastes which are represented. I think it’s good when Christian artists acknowledge that diversity and set out to make music that can be enjoyed by all.”
Although the full lineup of producers working on the project are still to be revealed, the intentions are for this to be far more than just a ‘dance’ worship record. Currently poised for a mid-May release, the remixes first receive a staggered stream-only release through Newday’s website, later to be sold on all digital platforms and streaming services.
Singer/songwriter and producer Pete Coggan, of the collaborative music project Heir, said of the project, “the ability to move people emotionally inspires me to create. The idea that we are able to somewhat inspire, heal and challenge the listener through music is such an exciting prospect and will keep me creating for years & years to come.”
Beginning with Chris Howland’s tropical house remix, and followed by UK, future bass artist Geek Boy, the record will cover genres such as hip-hop, ambient, indie, disco, trap and more. Released alongside the first track, Newday made the remix stems freely available to everyone via their website, resourcing everyone with the elements needed to create their own remixes in a bid to encourage people to be “creators and not just consumers”.
Check out the Chris Howland remix above and click for the Geek Boy interview and remix
For more information on this exciting project visit Newday’s website