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PLANETSHAKERS' YOUTH BAND PLANETBOOM RELEASES YOU, ME, THE CHURCH, THAT'S US - SIDE A

Unique, Eclectic Live/Studio Hybrid Album Encourages Intimate Sense Of Belonging

"We would love for people to walk away with their minds opened to what a praise and worship expression can sound like" - Andy Harrison, planetboom youth pastor, songwriter


Planetshakers' Youth Band planetboom Releases 'You, Me, The Church, That's Us - Side A'


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NEWS SOURCE: Hoganson Media
January 14, 2022

The dynamic, multicultural youth ministry of Planetshakers Church, planetboom, releases its third album, You, Me, The Church, That’s Us - Side A, today (Jan. 14) to digital and streaming outlets globally from Venture3Media (V3M) via https://planetboom.streamlink.to/youmethechurchthatsus_sidea.

The diverse youth culture at planetboom that represents at least 60 nationalities translates the mission of Planetshakers Church into eclectic music that creates a unique space for an international audience to find an intimate sense of belonging as part of the church family. Still just scratching the surface of their sonic identity, You, Me, The Church, That’s Us - Side A was produced by creative director Josh Ham, mixed by worship leader Joth Hunt and written or co-written by Ham, worship leader, vocalist / rapper Noah Walker and planetboom youth pastor, songwriter, author and drummer Andy Harrison.

“With the new album, we would love for people to walk away with their minds opened a little bit to what a praise and worship expression can sound like,” says Harrison. “It is unique from almost anything else in the praise and worship genre. It might surprise people, and they might say, ‘Wow! OK, we can worship God like that, we can praise God like that.’ Everything we are doing is to lead young people to an encounter with God.”

Recorded at the planetboom conference held April 2021 and in Planetshakers’ Melbourne studio, the combination of tightly crafted studio arrangements and live worship creates a dynamic record that ranges from big, broad statements about the church family, to intimate, personal moments between individuals and God.

Intended to be listened top to bottom, with each song leading purposefully into the next, the album opens with the raucous, rhythmic rapper “The Core” and moves through a varied, yet cohesive set consisting of tracks like the plaintive, worshipful “Back To Life” led by Aimee Walker, the Noah Walker-led upbeat studio pop song “I Believe” and the proclamatory “That’s Us.” The latter song inspired the album title and is a catchphrase that, according to Harrison, allows students and leaders to find identity within the ministry.

“What we’re getting at is that what God has done in each of us individually has joined us to be part of this broader family,” Harrison says. “We have people from every different nationality…standing together, arms around each other.”

I’m adopted by the Father

And what You join together

None can separate

You, me

The church, that’s us

(From the “That’s Us” chorus)

“We have noticed that young people are listening to whole albums and experiencing music again, which is exciting for me as a musician. I love that, and it is a bit nostalgic,” adds Harrison. “We have a lot of songs, a lot of creativity, and we wanted to be able to express all of this. When we were recording, we thought, ‘why stop? Let’s record these songs together,’ and that’s going to flow into the next side, side B, as well.”

Side B of the album was recorded at the latest planetboom conference held this week (Jan. 10) in Melbourne and is scheduled to release April, 2022. The new music adds to the linear fashion of the tracklist, and is meant to move listeners directly from the Side A, soul soaking last track, “Selah Moment,” into the next phase of worship.





The full You, Me, The Church, That’s Us - Side A track listing follows:

  1. The Core
  2. Jesus God A Hold Of Me
  3. That’s Us
  4. I Believe
  5. Nothing On You
  6. A Moment With You (Live)
  7. Back To Life (Live)
  8. Selah Moment

Along with the new music, planetboom is sharing additional resources to equip other youth groups around the world. Podcasts, blog posts, devotionals, song multitracks and more are available online now at www.planetshakers.com/church/planetboom-youth/planetboom-resource.

For all the latest planetboom news, conferences and music, go to www.planetshakers.com/planetboom, Facebook, YouTube, Spotify and Instagram.

About planetboom:

The youth movement of Planetshakers Ministries, planetboom exists to empower the next generation to win their generation; to bind diverse groups of young people together to carry forward the legacy of raw, powerful and personal faith. Embodying the next generation, planetboom is passionate about encountering God and seeking His presence. Comprised of young musicians, songwriters and vocalists, the team leads thousands of teenagers in breakthrough praise and worship every week. Relentless in their pursuit of God, they seek to change the culture around them through a new sound of praise and worship that is both relevant and powerful. Along with You, Me, The Church, That’s Us - Side A, planetboom released the joyful worship album JC Squad in 2021, and in 2019 launched its acclaimed full-length debut, companion book and audiobook, all entitled Jesus Over Everything.

About Venture3Media:

Venture3Media is a global music label and song publisher with sales, marketing, promotional, radio, television and movie expertise. V3M provides distribution platforms across all digital channels, including but not limited to Spotify, Apple Music, iTunes, Amazon, Deezer, Tencent, 7Digital, 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. V3M is excited to build a global ecosystem that serves the vision and heart of Planetshakers.


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