On October 14th, Hillsoong Worship will be releasing their 25th live album "Let There be Light." The album was recorded during the 2016 Hillsong Conference at the Qudos Bank Arena(Formerly Allphones Arena) from 4 july until 7 July 2016 and will be released on 14 October 2016, under Hillsong Music, Sparrow Records and Capitol Christian Music Group;
Their music captures the heart and sound of Hillsong Church globally and represents the coming together of the Hillsong worship team from around the world; including Reuben Morgan, Joel Houston, Ben Fielding, Dave Ware, Annie Garratt and many more. The team have also revealed the new album's cover:
Rich Langton, who oversees the pastoral care of the creative team in Australia, said, "The theme this year is 'let there be light'. Jesus is the light of the world and we carry that too." Ben continues, "So many songs reference that theme. Jesus is not threatened by darkness, He has no rival."
And it seems that poignant theme is just what the world needs to declare. Amidst political tension, wars, attacks, conflict and so much unsettling pain in the world, this emphasis on the light of the world is a powerful refocusing on an unshakeable belief by which the church professes its faith."
In March 2016, "Grace to Grace" was released and served as a single for Easter.
In July the worship leader Ben Fielding said, "We've been intentional about writing songs that will translate across the Church globally." From many of the Hillsong global campuses including Sydney, London, New York and Los Angeles, songs were written, re-written and constantly collaborated on in the lead up to this weeks album recording.
"The collaborations have been more through relationship this year, and it has felt less segmented. We've been writing in the studio and there would be people from three different campuses in three different countries there. Each would be representing their own congregation's unique sound, but working together to create something that will translate for all campuses."