Everything Little Thing (Hillsong)

Artist: Hillsong Young & Free
Words and Music: Ben Tan, Aodhan King, Michael Fatkin
Album: III
Release: 2018
Tempo: 77 beats per minute
Key: F
Details: The song reminds me Bob Marley’s Three Little Birds. Actually not only in this song but also in his One Love saying that everything gonna be alright. We shouldn’t worry.

I admit that I worry sometimes, in many things. Until I think of Jesus being a God. A God who love us. I keep on telling to myself about how important to us for him and there is nothing to worry. That’s true we are important to him that He even sacrificed himself for us, for our salvation.  Continue reading Everything Little Thing (Hillsong)

Just Jesus (Hillsong)

Artist: Hillsong Young & Free
Words and Music: Benjamin Hastings & Michael Fatkin
Album: III
Release: 2018
Tempo: 111 beats per minute
Key: Ab
Details: If we have Jesus in our life what else we can ask for? Before we met Jesus, we spent our days for our own, for our own sake without minding him or glorifying as the main reason we are living. The song said that it was all wasted. Living without God is a wasted life.

If this is the only thing we can do in our lives and yet still there is something lacking. A piece that still need to complete us such as Jesus, we can say that Jesus alone can satisfy us.

I remember when I talked to my friend before. We agreed that no matter what we have in life or how much prosperity we have, if we don’t have Jesus we are still nothing. We both agreed that our provider is generous, that his grace is sufficient to everyone. So what don’t we should say, “Just Jesus” we just need Jesus. Continue reading Just Jesus (Hillsong)

How Deep Is The Love (Hillsong)

Artist: Hillsong Young & Free
Words and Music: Michael Fatkin & Aodhan King
Album: III
Release: 2018
Tempo: 67 beats per minute
Key: Eb
Details: This album from Young & Free talks about love a lot. If we have Jesus Loves Me and First Love, now How Deep Is The Love that talk about how much really the love of God for us. The song describes it as the deepest of seas and further horizons.

The love that gave a life to his brother and this is the greatest love of all. The love that sacrifice even before we feel sorry on the wrong things we’ve done. Even before we know Jesus, still He did it for us. Even we are the one condemned Him to the cross, still He shown the love. The same love that He want us to do in our neighbor. Continue reading How Deep Is The Love (Hillsong)

First Love (Hillsong)

Artist: Hillsong Young & Free
Words and Music:  Marty Sampson, Benjamin Hastings & Aodhan King
Album: III
Release: 2018
Tempo: 81 beats per minute
Key: Ab
Details: 1 John 4:19, “We love because he first loved us.” How good to know Jesus before anything in this world that might hurt us. Everyone has a their first love and they said that you will never forget your first love. Some of us experience worst in their first time in love that is why they are afraid to try and love again.

If only we know Jesus in the first place. We will never experience so much hurt from this world because we know that He is always there waiting for us to surrender our lives to Him.  Continue reading First Love (Hillsong)

Days Gone By (Hillsong)

Artist: Hillsong Young & Free
Words and Music:Karina Wykes & Ben Tan
Album: III
Release: 2018
Tempo: 125 beats per minute
Key: E
Details: Please take a minute of listening on the chorus part to understand that timing. I want to say that the “I” lyrics there needs to play a complete chord bar written. Actually that’s the only confusing or critical part in this song. Overall Days Gone By is easy to play not to mention the chord progress of from E major.

Just like the Heart of God, this song tells about encouragement of not giving up because everything will pass away including the pain and our failures but not God and his Words for us. Continue reading Days Gone By (Hillsong)

Heart of God (Hillsong)

Artist: Hillsong Young & Free
Words and Music: Jonas Myrin & Aodhan King
Album: III
Release: 2018
Tempo: 71 beats per minute
Key: C
Details: The song is about what we are in the heart of God. Due to our sin sometimes we give up our connection to God, thinking that we had our own now and God doesn’t care at all. Sometimes we give up talking to him and submitting ourselves to him because of what we’ve done.

But that is not the heart of God. Actually no one understand the heart of God completely. But the way He sent us His only Son to save us from eternal punishment, we have a clue, He is showing that His heart is full of compassion. That He is not going to give up us that easily. In the end we are always welcome in His heart. Continue reading Heart of God (Hillsong)

Jesus Loves Me (Hillsong)

Artist: Hillsong Young & Free
Words and Music:  Marty Sampson, Benjamin Hastings & Aodhan King
Album: III
Release: 2018
Tempo: 103 beats per minute
Key: C
Details: That’s the fact that we need to put in our mind as a Christian. Thinking of Jesus Loves Me reminds me of the song, the Greatest of These from Hillsong United. Everything of what Jesus did is because He loves us.

So it is not true if we are thinking that we are useless, that no one loves us which is common to hear from people when they lose someone they love most in boy-girl relationship. We shouldn’t forget that Jesus loves us.

This song also explains the difference between Hillsong Young and Free to other Hillsong band. Their song talks more about personal  and their personal devotion to Jesus Christ.  Continue reading Jesus Loves Me (Hillsong)

III – 2018 Hillsong Album

Have you ever wondered why there are so many Hillsong band representing Hillsong church. It is because the difference of music they want to share. Going back on how we acknowledge Hillsong Band as a contemporary christian music lead by Darlene Zschech you will say that what we are listening today is a totally different Hillsong. To make a difference from the brand and the music they are playing, they divided it into three (I don’t know if there more Hillsong band but this three are the most popular) such as Hillsong United, Hillsong Worship and Hillsong Young and Free. Among the three what signifies the original Hillsong is the Hillsong Worship or Hillsong Live before. This year they also released an album entitled There Is More. While Hillsong Young and Free is focus on disco based music or EDM. For me they are like Planetshakers and Soulfire Revolution. Though different Hillsong brand, one thing is for sure, Joel Houston, the son of senior and founding pastor of Hillsong Megachurch, is present on the three brand as main songwriter and lead vocals. Continue reading III – 2018 Hillsong Album

Empires – 2015 Hillsong Album

This is the fourth studio album from Hillsong United which has been released on May 26, 2015 under Hillsong Music, Capitol Christian Music Group, and Sparrow Records. Before the entire album released, on March 12, 2015, they launched the cover of Empires and promote the album with their hit single, “Touch The Sky” which has been aired on Today Show.

The album is consists of 12 tracks and received several top chart ranking from US, UK, Australia, Norway and etc.

TitleWriterWorship LeaderLength
Here Now (Madness)Joel Houston, Michael Guy ChislettJad Gillies7:22
Say the WordJoel HoustonTaya Smith4:24
Heart Like HeavenMatt Crocker, Joel HoustonJad Gillies6:29
Touch the SkyJoel Houston, Dylan Thomas, Guy ChislettTaya Smith4:22
Street Called MercyMatt Crocker, Joel HoustonJonathon Douglass, Taya Smith, Matt Crocker4:21
When I Lost My Heart to You (Hallelujah)Joel HoustonJoel Houston4:45
Even When It Hurts (Praise Song)Joel HoustonTaya Smith6:18
Prince of PeaceDylan, Thomas, Joel Houston, Matt CrockerJoel Houston, Jad Gillies5:56
EmpiresJoel Houston, Dylan Thomas, Chris Davenport, Ben TennikoffJad Gillies8:14
RuleMatt Crocker, Joel Houston, Ben TennikoffMatt Crocker4:12
CaptainBenjamin Hastings, Seth SimmonsTaya Smith5:31
Closer Than You KnowJoel Houston, Matt Crocker, Guy ChislettJoel Houston, Taya Smith9:30

In the album, what touched me most is the song “Even When It Hurts” It reflects my views in Christianity as well as it is really moving to listen on how Taya Smith sung this song. Though we can’t say that this song is better than the other since every worship songs or every songs praises or by any means that worship God is the best thing we can do in this world, maybe it is only me that I really like the song from lyrics and melody.

Even I’m working now with the newest album from Hillsong Young & Free, still got stuck on Even When It Hurts and still listening right now.

Closer Than You Know is also a catchy song. Actually I wrote this after I’ve done with all the song.Then I just remember a song from the album that I remember despite of listening dozens of songs everyday. If I can still remember it, it is great for me or satisfied my taste in music. In this album, what I said, Even When It Hurts and Closer Than You Know. Though I’m listening in random without knowing every title of the song currently playing, these two tracks still in the back of my mind.

Let Go (Hillsong)

Artist: Hillsong Young & Free
Words and Music: 
Album: III
Release: 2018
Tempo: 125 beats per minute
Key: G
Details: This is the first track from the newly released album from Hillsong Young & Free. Just like with their previous songs, Let Go has the same disco or EDM fill as Christian Music. If you are fan of Planetshakers and still want to enjoy the song writing effort of Hillsong, Hillsong Young & Free is best for you.

As I worked for this song, what reminds me the song, “You are life” I don’t know why maybe the groove of the song or it is because King. Anyway this is song is a good start for the album. Honestly I haven’t listen the rest of the song yet from this album. With this first song, I’m excited to work with the rest of the title. Continue reading Let Go (Hillsong)