UK worship leader Noel Robinson is set to release his worship album Outrageous Love via Integrity Music on January 22. The album, already a #1 iTunes seller in the UK, is set to leave its mark in the US, Canada and worldwide.
In an exclusive interview with us, Robinson expresses his excitement about the album: "I was surprised on one hand by the interest Integrity has shown, but on the other hand it felt right to stand in ministry with an agent that understood the spiritual dynamic that would give birth to songs and a movement that would challenge and encourage the church in its mission and its prophetic nature in the earth. Again meeting the US and global team have been brilliant I recognise I am a small cog in the working of the things of God in the earth so working with integrity to be positioned to fulfil my small part and potential is an amazing opportunity."
Recorded live at House On The Rock in north London, Outrageous Love was produced by Robinson and Goziam Okogwu, mixed by the renowned John Jaszcz ("The Yoshman") known for his work with Kirk Frankin and Marvin Sapp, and mastered at Abbey Road studios. The album features cowrites with Israel Houghton ("Let The People Say"), Matt Redman ("He Holds Everything"), and Christine D'Clario ("Revival In Your Name") among others, and includes a duet with UK worship leader Lara Martin on "I Worship And Adore You."
In our review of the album, this is what we said of it: "In many ways, Outrageous Love has a vintage Gospel sound to it. Recalling the music of Gospel greats such as Ron Kenoly and earlier Israel Houghton, blasting brassy horns, thumping drums, and the hollering of a Spirit-filled choir form the wall of sound scaffolding this record. Those who love some good old fashioned "churching" are in for a treat. Harkening back to the days where Gospel worship music still has an infectious get-up-and-dance melodic structure, 'I See Jesus Lifted Up" will get our feet moving and our voices singing along in no time."
Robinson, who also has five studio albums to his credit, describes himself as a "revivalist at heart," and his passion for spiritual revival and renewal within the larger Body of Christ and individual believers is reflected throughout Outrageous Love.
"One of the components of revival is unity, and we have successfully and intentionally brought together worshippers from different cultural expressions," says Robinson of the international and interdenominational representation found in the recording.
"We have begun to see many testimonies and incredible feedback," he continues. "So many of the songs are starting to be used in local churches... we are hoping that listeners will have a sense of the songs as powerful tools, as backdrops in their personal worship settings."
One of the songs featured on the album and most often heard in churches is "Rain," which Robinson describes as a "heartfelt cry from the Bride" directly inspired by Acts 2, Zacharias 10:1 and Hosea 6:1-4.
In relation to the title track, Robinson adds: "The cross and our redemption through Jesus is a completely outrageous act of love... and all who accept Jesus as their Lord and Savior are the recipients of the Father's outrageous love. Realizing that must stir up our hearts."