Zealand Worship, led by former Newsboys' Phil Joel, has released a brand new single called "Good Good Father," which they also will be releasing with their debut EP to iTunes next Friday, September 11.
Joel writes, "Hello, I know it's been awhile since my last transmission and for that there is good reason. We have been busy, really busy in the best possible ways. We recorded a new song "Good Good Father" and we're releasing it today along with the rest of our first EP to iTunes and Spotify. Finally we'll have music for sale, hooray! Also with this email, we included a link to a short clip about the new song."
Led by Phil Joel, best known for his long-standing role as bass player and vocalist for the multi platinum-selling band Newsboys, the band has been faithfully traversing a road that has been as unscripted and unexpected as it has been ordained. When Phil left Newsboys after thirteen years, it wasn't long before the phone started ringing and ministry opportunities began to emerge from organizations such as Acquire The Fire, Winter Jam, Harvest Crusades, Men at the Cross, major Christian music festivals and churches throughout the United States, New Zealand, Australia and even China.
"Early on, I was asked to lead worship for a series of youth conferences. At first I wasn't sure if I was the man for the job. I knew I wanted to be involved in more hands-on ministry, but 'worship leading' wasn't on my radar. I guess my radar doesn't always match God's. He's sneaky like that."
Watch Phil Joel explain Zealand Worship's thoughts on the song "Good Good Father" in the behind the song video below!