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.

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