The US duo that’s best known for the tunes Sound Of Melodies, Yes You Have, New Creation and Brighter Days this week returns to Australia for a series of worship events in Brisbane and the NSW Central Coast, as well as several performances at the Forest Edge Music Festival just outside of Melbourne.
Since the ensemble’s formation ten years ago, Leeland has secured four Grammy nominations and eight Dove nominations, and they’ve recently become part of the Bethel movement in California.
The band’s mainstay – from whom the duo takes its name – is Leeland Mooring.
Leeland says he believes God has got some “great things planned for Australia” over the next few years.
Leeland is at Hillsong Brisbane this week, Forest Edge on the 12th and Hope United Church on the Central Coast on the 13th.
More details at their website.
YOUNG & FREE
Young & Free – the millennial-targeted spinoff of the popular Hillsong Christian group United – has released Youth Revival, its second full length album.
In 2013, its first set We Are Young & Free, debuted at No. 1 on iTunes in Australia, #6 on ARIA, and #22 on the Billboard Top 200 in America.
The new project – recorded live in front of 4000 fans at Hillsong Church last November – includes 12 songs and the radio version of Where You Are, which (according to TCM) is the most played Christian song on Australian Christian radio this past week.
Aodhan King from Young & Free says Youth Revival takes an “evangelistic approach” with songs that span numerous styles from dance, to pop, and worship ballads.