About nine months ago my friends, Alex Pappas and Aodhan King, played me a demo of a song that they were working on. The song was called ‘Alive’, and since that day it has become one of the most defining songs for Hillsong Young & Free.
I remember the first time the team led Alive at Encounter 2012. The atmosphere was unlike anything I'd ever experienced. The song resounded with our youth, not because of it's writers or the 'performance', but because God was using this new sound to inspire joy, hope and freedom. Since then it has become an anthem - that Jesus is alive in us and in Him we are free! Alive caused a shift in our youth ministry and set the path for Young & Free.
This week is the global release of Alive, our debut single, and we could not be more excited for the world to hear it. We're praying that this is the first of many songs from our live album that God would use to see the lost found and the captives set free!
God is already moving in ways we could never have imagined. Hours after the single was released in Australia, I heard the song booming from a car stereo in front of me in the heart of Sydney. It is our desire to see the name of Jesus Christ made known through these songs and I believe that this is just the beginning. With eyes wide open, we are expectant for what God has in store!
We sing and we dance for we are young and free!
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