(Nashville, Tenn.) April 6, 2009—John Waller, the celebrated artist behind the FIREPROOF movie anthem “While I’m Waiting,” is set to release his sophomore solo album this week, titled While I’m Waiting, in stores nationwide Tuesday, April 7. The fan-favorite song gained instant popularity after appearing prominently in FIREPROOF, the No. 1 independent movie of 2008, and became a focal point of the film as the only song played in its entirety. The theatrical release’s 5 million viewers’ response to the song was immediate, pushing “While I’m Waiting” into the Top 5 on iTunes Christian Songs chart, with 63,000 downloads of the song to date.
Waller’s breakout song has hit a collective nerve and fans are clamoring for more. The album includes a “FIREPROOF Remix” version of “While I’m Waiting,” featuring audio clips from the movie. A new music video for “While I’m Waiting” incorporates powerful movie scenes, and is now streaming online at www.johnwallermusic.com. In addition, a bonus FIREPROOF Soundtrack sampler CD is packaged with Waller’s new album, which contains the original movie score and 3 songs featured in the film: “Brighter Days” by Leeland, “Love Is Not a Fight” by Warren Barfield and “You Belong to Me” by Grey Holiday.
With the release of his sophomore project, While I’m Waiting, the Georgia-based singer/songwriter delivers an eleven-song collection that overflows with a message of trusting God, even during those painfully long seasons of waiting.
Waller says, “The important thing to remember while we are waiting on God is to not just wait, but to actively wait. Serve, worship, and be faithful with what you have, where you are…even while you wait.”
Declaring the Word of God to be true has become something of a trademark for Waller – so much so that he has coined the term “declaration songs” to describe much of his music.
“Many contemporary worship songs are vertical and are appropriately directed toward God,” he explains. “But I believe there is also a need for horizontal worship songs that are designed to build up the Body of Christ. The Word of God says, ‘You shall know the truth and the truth shall set you free.’ My calling is to go deeper into God’s Word and to let that truth set me free. My job is to put that truth into songs, and put those songs into the mouths of the people. I could write about topical issues and put a catchy hook in it, but that’s not eternal. The Word of God is the only thing that lasts forever.
Waller adds, “When people sing the truth of God’s Word, it changes their lives. I don’t know anything that is more powerful.”
For more on John Waller, and a listing of tour dates, please visit: www.johnwallermusic.com.
Before his solo career, John Waller was the founding member of Christian group According To John. While serving as a worship pastor in 2006, Waller began writing songs for his church congregation in Colorado. After years outside of the music business, Waller’s powerful lyrical style caught the attention of Mark Hall, lead singer of Casting Crowns. Waller became labelmates with Casting Crowns, signing with Beach Street Records and releasing his debut album titled The Blessing in 2007. He was named by Billboard magazine as one of the top ten new “Faces To Watch” in 2007, and toured extensively with Casting Crowns on “The Altar and The Door Tour” through spring 2008.
For more info on John Waller, visit the JFH Artists Database.
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