Brooke Ligertwood Releases Biblical Single Ahead of Her Upcoming Album, SEVEN

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Brooke Ligertwood Releases Biblical Single Ahead of Her Upcoming Album, SEVEN

By Movieguide® Contributor

Worship artist Brooke Ligertwood announced plans to release her seventh solo and live album, aptly titled: SEVEN.

The first single released in anticipation of SEVEN, “A Thousand Hallelujahs,” was written by Ligertwood, her husband Scott, and fellow Christian artist Phil Wickham.

In an interview with The Christian Post, the GRAMMY award-winning artist shared her inspiration behind the project and said that the song was “a beautiful surprise and a such a blessing”.

“My husband and I went down to our friend, Phil Wickham, who lives just about an hour down the road from us. And we were writing in the church that Phil goes to, which is like this old little church hall in Southern California,” she said.

“We were sitting in the church hall with the keyboards and the guitars, and there’s just this beautiful, empty hall, and kind of started talking about all the generations of people who had worshiped in this church,” she added. “We were just so inspired by the generational nature of the Church of Jesus. And we started talking about the thousands of hallelujahs that had been sung in that room.”

From there, the song “just kind of poured forth,” Ligertwood shared.

“All of us, at the end of it, were kind of like, ‘Did that just happen? Thank You, Lord.’ I feel so, so blessed that the song has been entrusted to us, and we just really pray that it’s a blessing for the Church and that it actually is really helpful,” she continued.

Ligertwood, a New Zealand native, began her professional career in music in 2004 as a member of Hillsong Church in Australia. Ligertwood joined the worship team, where she played, wrote, and led songs in church services.

Ligertwood played and produced worship music mainly under her maiden name, Brooke Fraser, and released six albums for Sony Music. Ligertwood says SEVEN is “probably the first and last album” she wants to release under her married name.

Ligertwood bases her music on scripture and insists that her lyrics are theologically sound:

“The reason theology in song is so important for the Church is because … a lot of people have long commutes, or they listen to worship as they’re commuting or in the car, and sometimes they’re listening to worship music, in terms of a daily basis, more than perhaps they’re spending time reading the Word,” she said.

“It’s so important that the songs that people are listening to, and then, of course, singing out … that it’s true because what we believe about God frames how we live for God, how we interact with God, how we interact with others, how we see the world,” she continued. “So, what we believe is important, and of course, what we sing shapes what we believe.”

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