Acclaimed worship leader Justin Rizzo releases his first full-length album in seven years, Love So Fierce, today (March 20) from Spotlight Music Group. The 13-track recording is available now at Apple Music, iTunes, Spotify, Pandora and additional digital and streaming outlets globally.
Rizzo's new album includes the songs from his Paid It All EP released in January and Worship And Adore EP released in February along with five more songs of worship: "Meet With Us," "Eternal Love Is Your Name," "All I'm Wanting," "Live And Breathe" and "See His Love."
"God has a fierce commitment to have all of our love, while at the same time having the tender heart of a bridegroom to continue winning our hearts and taking us back when we stumble in weakness," says Rizzo explaining the impetus behind his new album. "Part of the beautiful mystery of our faith is that we serve, love, and have given our lives to a God whose love is fierce, like a man of war, but at the same time is as tender as a man in love. This should evoke worship in our hearts.
"This title song came out of a set where me and my team were spontaneously singing through Song of Solomon chapter 8 verse 6 where it says that God's love is as strong as death, and his jealousy is as fierce as the grave," continues Rizzo. "The chorus of the song says: I've never known a love so fierce, I've never known a love so tender, I've never known a love that suffers long, with me."
The full Love So Fierce track listing follows:
01) Meet With Us
03) Worship And Adore
04) Paid It All
05) Eternal Love Is Your Name
06) Love Won't Stop
07) All I'm Wanting
08) You Are My Treasure
09) Live And Breathe
10) See His Love
11) Love So Fierce
12) Worship And Adore (Acoustic Version)
13) Paid It All (Acoustic Version)
Along with the new album, Rizzo will release a book on worship leading later this year. He also hosts The Rizzcast Podcast, produces musicals and films through his Firelight Creative production company and offers worship coaching and resources though his Worship Leader Academy program.
About Justin Rizzo:
Born and raised in Buffalo, NY, Justin Rizzo began playing a variety of instruments at an early age and leading worship at 12-years-old. Releasing five solo albums and featured on multiple compilation projects along with writing and producing three full-length musicals, Rizzo also travels extensively to lead worship and speak at conferences and events around the world. He is widely known for leading worship at the International House of Prayer of Kansas City, MO for 15 years, and for penning such notable worship favorites as "Tree," "Found Faithful," "Above Every Other Name," "There is One Found Worthy" and "Glory Will Cover the Earth." Serving as a worship leader, songwriter, blogger and composer, Rizzo and his wife, Naomi, who also sings and leads worship, have two children.
About Spotlight Music Group:
Spotlight Music Group is a music label and song publisher with sales, marketing, promotional, radio, television and film expertise. Spotlight provides distribution platforms across all digital channels, including but not limited to Spotify, Apple Music, iTunes, YouTube, Amazon, Deezer, Tencent, 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.