Integrity Music will be releasing the brand new live worship album of Desperation Band 'Banner' on 30th September 2014. Desperation Band started off as the youth worship band at Colorado Springs-based New Life Church. Now, under the leadership of worship pastor Jon Egan, their songs have already become worship staples across the world, including 'I Am Free', 'Overcome', 'Yahweh' and 'Strong God'.
'Banner' was recorded during the July 2014 Desperation Conference and it even features a track co-written and led by Kari Jobe entitled "On the Throne." The album seeks to capture the energy of youth at worship while firmly establishing for all who listen that we share a deep-rooted history. The God of ages past is alive and well and moving mightily among people who are desperately committed to Him. 'Banner' waves as a testament to the youth conference that became a movement, a return to the core of Desperation itself. "We felt like it was time to get back to our roots, to create a soundtrack for the beautiful, compelling things God has been doing here,"Egan says.
Written specifically with students in mind, 'Banner' plants its flag in historical soil. "We want to make sure we're singing songs that help young people understand they are in a moment of time but that the church has existed for thousands of years," Egan explains. "We want to place an emphasis on history, returning to the sacred call to worship... It's so important for them to understand they are part of a deep-rooted history of Christians who have survived. We love doing new songs, but we are very careful that we are not developing new ideas but celebrating the ideas that have always been true."
Here's the track listing of "Banner:"
3. On The Throne (feat. Kari Jobe)
4. May A Way
5. We Are Yours
6. Break Open
7. Closer To Your Heart
8. Fall Into You
9. No One Else
10. With All My Heart