This week, singer-songwriter Ellie Holcomb performs live from the RELEVANT studio, and we talk with author and pastor Tim Keller about the deeper message of Advent. The gang also discusses Christmas decoration strategies, Twitter’s top trending topics of the year, the significance of Chance the Rapper’s seven Grammy nominations and a lot more! Read More
Last night on The Tonight Show, Pharrell joined pastor and Gospel singer Kim Burrell for a rendition of their song “I See a Victory,” written for the film “Hidden Figure.” A full gospel choir joined them for the worshipful performance.
In the past, Pharrell has been open about his upbringing in the church, and the role it’s played on his life and music. He told Kirk Franklin:
I know that there's power in that word [God]. I've experienced it. I've seen it. But everyone has their journey, and not everyone is going to believe
I just remember, like, the fire that you’d see in church. But because I was around it, i just thought everyone had experience that … Everyone’s seen people catch the spirit. Everybody’s seen, you know, when the spirit runs through the church.
Ryan Adams has just released the first single off his upcoming album Prisoner, which will be his first studio album of new music in nearly two and a half years when it drops in February—and the first release of any music since his cover album of Taylor Swift songs.
You can check out “Do You Still Love Me” below. Discuss
Hillsong United as released another video from their album of Dirt and Grace, which was recorded live from the Holy Land.
“Here Now (Madness)” was recorded “on the doorstep of the Garden Tomb right below where many believe Golgotha was,” though in the YouTube description, they also add, “We realize this may or may not be Jesus' actual tomb—but the reality—it is EMPTY!”
Archeological history aside, it’s a pretty great song. Discuss
This week, we talk with author, pastor and Passion founder Louie Giglio about the importance of Advent season and his new book, "Waiting Here for You". We also chat with synth-pop outfit LANY about their latest EP, "kinda", and what inspires their songwriting. Read More
The internet is a wondrous place, where people with amazing talents can finally get the recognition they deserve. One of those people is Jon Sudano, a music genius who can take any song, and sing it with the lyrics to Smash Mouth’s 1999 single “All Star.”
Adele’s “Hello”? No problem:
“Pumped Up Kicks” from Foster the People? Easy:
Alright, what about "Y.M.C.A." by the Village People? Impossible, right? WRONG:
Head over to his YouTube page to see more from our generation’s most under-appreciated genius.