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CAROLINE COBB RELEASES A SEED, A SUNRISE: ADVENT TO CHRISTMAS SONGS NOV. 20

Worship Leader Premieres Lead Single/Video Comfort, Oh Comfort Offering Timely Hope For Todays World

Integrity Music Services Distributes Cobbs Music For First Time




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NEWS SOURCE: Hoganson Media
October 12, 2020

Acclaimed singer, songwriter Caroline Cobb launches her third album, A Seed, A Sunrise: Advent to Christmas Songs, to streaming, digital and retail outlets internationally Nov. 20. Her first project to be distributed through Integrity Music and available to pre-save now, the recording is beautifully crafted with rich, biblical imagery, artful arrangements and poetic lyrics, stirring up both the longing for Jesus and the joy of his coming to help the Church rehearse and remember God’s Story. 

Following her acclaimed A Home & A Hunger album, named one of the “Best Albums of the 2010s” by The Gospel Coalition and listed among Under the Radars “Best Gourmet Albums of 2017,” A Seed, A Sunrisebuilds on Caroline’s previous full-length projects, both of which trace a biblical theme from creation to Christ’s return. For the new recording, Cobb draws heavily from Isaiah and other Old Testament prophets as well as the gospel narratives.

“When I looked at the lyrics and Scripture references for A Seed, A Sunrise, I noticed light and garden imagery woven throughout. But it wasn’t just light, it was more like a longing for the dawn after a long, dark night. And it wasn’t just a garden, it was the hope of beauty growing up from the desert, the hope of a tiny seed bringing forth the green of Eden in a desolate wilderness.”

Recorded live in the studio in February and produced by Isaac Wardell (Josh Garells, Sandra McCracken), the album also features Tyler Chester (Madi Cunningham, Switchfoot), Andrew Osenga (Andrew Peterson, Caedmon’s Call), gospel trio Resound (Lauren Daigle) and a fourteen-piece string orchestra.

The lead single from A Seed, A Sunrise, “Comfort, Oh Comfort,” which is available at digital and streaming outlets everywhere via https://ffm.to/comfort.opr, also becomes the album’s first concept video that premieres today from Worship LeaderFocusing on the longing of Advent and the joy of Christmas, “Comfort, Oh Comfort” continues Cobb’s passion to tell the stories of Scripture through music with imagination, artistry and faithfulness to the text.

“I wrote this song for a friend walking through a hard season with her adult daughter,” shares Cobb, who draws from passages in Isaiah that speak of gardens coming from the wasteland and rivers streaming in the desert. “But as I sang it, I realized it was also for me: there were ‘scorched and dry’ places in my life, seasons shadowed by grief. This song speaks comfort into our dry places and reminds us that through Jesus, we have the promise of full restoration one day.”

In the wilderness, the green of Eden

In the wasteland, the garden blooms

Up from the desert, springs a river

For He is making everything new

(Lyrics from “Comfort, Oh Comfort” chorus)

A Seed, A Sunrise also features “Joy (As Far as the Curse Is Found)” and “Hallelujah, Christ Is Born,” both rejoicing in the long-awaited birth of Jesus, and “There Will Be A Day (Isaiah 2)” and “Be on the Lookout,” which remind us to look with hope toward Jesus’ second arrival, even as we work to “take to the world his love and justice, singing ‘let his kingdom come!’”

“Although we recorded this album just before the upheaval of 2020 began, these songs of longing and finding hope in Jesus seem all the more relevant in the midst of racial injustice, political division, fires, hurricanes and the COVID-19 pandemic,” says Caroline. “My prayer is that these songs will be a needed balm for us, giving voice to both the desperate cry ‘how long, O Lord?’ and to the unwavering hope we have in Jesus. Longing and hope are not mutually exclusive. We need both right now.”

While her original touring plans for this fall fell through due to the pandemic, Cobb is finding ways to share the new music in churches, backyards, online and in other responsible ways, all following local COVID-19 guidelines. Her current schedule follows:

10/25 - Dallas, TX - the Thomas Backyard

11/05 - Kaufman, TX w/ Paul Demer

11/06 - Longview, TX - FBC food truck event

11/15 - Houston, TX - Private Event

12/13 - Lindale, TX - Behold: Christmas Concert

For all the latest Caroline Cobb tour, music and more news, go to www.carolinecobb.comSpotifyApple MusicAmazon MusicYouTubeInstagramFacebook and Twitter.

About Caroline Cobb:

In 2011, singer-songwriter Caroline Cobb gave herself a goal to write a song for every book of the Bible in a year. That year of writing set in motion a passion to tell the stories of Scripture through music, with imagination, artistry and faithfulness to the text. Her forthcoming album A Seed, A Sunrise explores the longing of Advent, the joy of Christmas and the anticipation of Jesus’s return, and builds on previous story-telling albums the Blood + the Breath (2013) and a Home & a Hunger (2017), the latter being named among “The Best Albums of the 2010s” by The Gospel Coalition. Featured by The Gospel CoalitionDoxology & TheologyRisen Motherhood and more, Cobb has been compared to Rich Mullins, Andrew Peterson, Sandra McCracken and Ellie Holcomb. She and her husband live in Dallas, TX with their three children Ellie, Harrison and Libby.

About Integrity Music: 

Integrity Music is part of the David C. Cook family, a nonprofit global resource provider serving the Church with life-transforming materials. With offices in Nashville, Tennessee (US) and Brighton, West Sussex (UK), Integrity is committed to taking songs of substance to the local church and its leaders around the world.

Integrity publishes many of the top songs in the Church, including “Great Are You Lord,” “Revelation Song,” “Open The Eyes Of My Heart,” “In Christ Alone,” “10,000 Reasons,” “Here I Am To Worship,” “The Lion And The Lamb,” “Great I Am,” and “We Believe,” among others. Integrity Music artists include Matt Redman, Lincoln Brewster, Darlene Zschech, Martin Smith, Leeland, William McDowell, Paul Baloche, David Leonard, Jon Egan, David and Nicole Binion, Selah, Kees Kraeynoord, ICF Church, Matt Marvane, and InSalvation, along with newer artists Thrive Worship, Local Sound, Sarah Kroger, Nashville Life Music and MDSN. Additional information is available at www.integritymusic.com.





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