(CP) Singer and songwriter Benjamin Hastings, most identified for his worship music with Hillsong United, is embarking on a solo music profession and sharing weak songs in regards to the previous season of his life.
Hastings, not too long ago nominated for a Dove Award for “Worship Tune of The Yr,” spoke overtly about his new solo enterprise whereas on the crimson carpet of the 2022 Dove Awards.
The upcoming self-titled LP, a set of 25 songs, drops in November.
Hastings stated his songwriting journey for the album started a “few years in the past.”
“It type of talks to the struggles, fighting worry, doubt, with combating for God, combating for locating God within the midst of every part, and it exhibits all of the totally different sides of that,” Hastings shared in a red-carpet interview with The Christian Beat.
The music comes amid quite a few scandals surrounding the Hillsong international church community. Hillsong’s co-founder Brian Houston resigned because the church’s international chief in March after the church revealed that two girls made allegations of misconduct towards him within the final 10 years.
His resignation additionally adopted a collection of misconduct allegations involving different Hillsong Church leaders in the US and Australia.
The worldwide community of church buildings was additionally the main focus of a Discovery-Plus documentary that rehashed church leaders’ misconduct delivered to mild in recent times.
Regardless of the scandals, the Eire native will stay part of Hillsong United.
When talking of his newest single, “So Assist Me God,” the singer revealed a few of his personal latest struggles.
“The refrain of that type of got here out once I assume, in hindsight, I used to be actually fighting some psychological well being issues and simply did not understand,” Hastings added. “So the refrain is like, ‘I will get by way of this, so assist me God.'”
“I feel actually that was my spirit inside simply being such as you want one thing to try in direction of,” the favored worship author testified.
“So Assist Me God” impressed many different songs on the album.
“That music, I saved making an attempt to complete, [and] I simply saved writing like different songs out of it, and it simply type of saved having music infants. On the very finish, it was the very last thing we completed, and it is just about the final music within the file,” Hastings famous.
In his biography, which describes the brand new songs, the musician said: “In any case, generally you gotta lie within the grime simply to stare on the stars.”
Hastings, like Taya Smith-Gaukrodger, who additionally released solo music this year, is grateful for his household in Hillsong United. Hastings honored his worship group regardless of all they have been by way of as a church.
Main as much as the debut album, Hastings launched the singles “Homeward,” “A Father’s Blessing,” “Anyway” and “The Jesus I Know.”
The Benjamin William Hastings album has collaborations and songs co-written by Joel Houston, Aodhan King, Blessing Offor, David Leonard, Hank Bentley, Jeremy Lutito and Josh Grimmett.