Shane & Shane Return With New Album After 6-Year Hiatus
By Movieguide® Contributor
Worship duo Shane & Shane are back with a new album, Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs Vol. 1, after a six-year hiatus.
Shane Bernard and Shane Everertt have been making music together for over two decades, working with artists like Michael W. Smith, David Crowder and Keith and Kristyn Getty to create well-loved worship songs. During their hiatus, the pair launched an online worship resource, The Worship Initiative.
Their new album was inspired by Colossians 3:16 – “Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God.”
One of the main themes of the album is how God is our greatest gift.
“When we become a Christian, the main thing we get is God. That’s kind of it,” Barnard said in an interview with The Christian Post. “And if we can, by the power of the Holy Spirit, wrap our hearts around [the fact that] if we have Him, we have everything. There’s no next level. That really does free us up … I can lay my life down for the sake of my wife and my kids and others, my friends and my neighbors, because I have everything I’m looking for. I have my return.”
“We want to sing things that are true, that will last,” said Everett. “We want to sing things that are helpful. We believe that the Word of God is active and alive and it’s the very Words of God….as much as we can, we want to sing that, because we know it’s true. It’s not opinion. And it’s rich. And it’s life-giving.”
Barnard added, “I would love to see….that because of songs written out of the Word … that they create worship, like true, deep worship that makes its way into people’s real, tangible lives, their lives of community, their lives of parenting, their lives scholastically, their lives in business — all of those things, that God would use worship music to create worshipers to the ends of the Earth, that worship music would cause people to go to their neighbor as their act of worship.”
The duo also just announced Christmas Tour with Phil Wickham, including an online livestream event on Dec. 2.
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