The dynamic, multicultural youth ministry of Planetshakers Church, planetboom, releases its fifth single, "Run To You," Nov. 9 with global distribution by Venture3 Media. The prayerful, declarative song encouraging listeners to run to God, will be available through iTunes, Spotify, Amazon Music, Apple Music, Google Play and more digital and streaming outlets internationally.
Based on Hebrews 4:15-16, "Run To You" was written following a sermon from Planetshakers Church Senior Pastor Russell Evans that addressed young people, teaching them the proper response to God after "messing up."
"Things are not always going to go perfectly, but if you can learn to run to God in those situations, not run from Him, that's the key to still walking with Him in 10-years-time, 20-years-time," explains planetboom Youth Pastor and musician Andy Harrison, who co-wrote the song. "Learning how to run to Him with your mess, that's such a perfect message for our young people who have already responded, 'This is my song. That's where I'm at.'"
Here in this moment, Lord I am running
Right up to Your throne
All that I need is, found in You Jesus
Your presence is my home
("Run To You" chorus)
The diverse youth culture at planetboom, representing at least 60 nationalities, is finding its own voice to share with the world. "Out of this environment, the young people are finding an expression, their own identity," continues Harrison. "It's the same message as the larger Planetshakers Church, but they are offering a different way of expressing it, expressing our heart for God."
And Harrison, along with Planetshakers' Joth Hunt and others at the church, are recognizing and encouraging the young people in their giftings. Noah Walker, for instance, did not believe his voice was good enough to sing. Yet, it is his remarkable, urban-flavored voice that carries "Run To You" and is the spoken-word rap on "Jesus Over Everything," his first time ever to rap.
Along with "Run To You" and "Jesus Over Everything," planetboom has released three more songs over the past year: "Praise Over Problems," "New Levels" and the Revelation 4- inspired single, "LEMME TELLYA." Collectively, the four singles released so far have received over 2.4 million views on YouTube alone.
With more new music slated to release next year, all the latest planetboom news and updates can be found at www.planetshakers.com/planetboom, Facebook, YouTube and Instagram. planetboom music can also be streamed now on Spotify.
Since its inaugural gathering in 1997, Planetshakers has gone on to become a global movement through its annual conferences, international church campuses and numerous live recordings, including multiple Dove Award-nominated projects. The Australia-based collective, led by Senior Pastors Russell and Sam Evans, has hosted gatherings in cities around the world while also launching Planetshakers Church in 2004. With over 14,000 members in Australia, Planetshakers Church is one of the fastest growing churches in that nation's history, stretching across five campuses in Melbourne with additional locations inSingapore; Cape Town, South Africa; Geneva, Switzerland and Austin, TX. Planetshakers works to raise up a generation of Christ followers with a clear vision of taking the Gospel to nations... "empowering generations to win generations."
As the youth ministry in each Planetshakers Campus, planetboom is a place where teenagers can connect, belong and grow into all that God has called them to be. Services and programs are run for teenagers that gather them together to encounter God through passionate, fun and cutting-edge events.
Pioneering the next generation of Planetshakers music, planetboom band is passionate about encountering God, seeking His presence and working to change the culture around them through relevant music. Comprised of young musicians, songwriters and vocalists, the band leads praise and worship every week as the ministry exists to see young people empowered to win their generation.
Venture3Media is a global music label and song publisher with sales, marketing, promotional, radio, television and movie expertise. V3M provides distribution platforms across all digital channels, including but not limited to Spotify, Apple Music, iTunes, Amazon, Deezer, Tencent, 7Digital, Google Music, Facebook, Pandora, Tidal, Sirius and Rhapsody. Physical distribution includes online retailers such as Amazon, national retail chains, sub-distributors and internationally through well-established licensee's and distributors. V3M is excited to build a global ecosystem that serves the vision and heart of Planetshakers to see God's kingdom come on earth as it is in heaven.