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SELAH RELEASE AWAITED INTERNATIONAL EP

Selah release songs from six nations translated into English for the first time


Selah Introduce International EP with 6 Songs from the Nations


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NEWS SOURCE: Integrity Music
April 29, 2022

29 April 2022 – Nashville, TN – Selah release their awaited international EP, 'One Name' today. With tracks from all over the world translated into English – from Brazil to France, India and Indonesia, to the Netherlands and Sweden – Selah honour international songwriters and artists whose songs glorify the Lord with their new project. The concept of 'One Name' was birthed in a conversation with Integrity Music President Jonathan Brown as Selah’s Todd Smith shared his desire to champion nations to worship with homegrown songs. Growing up in a Missionary family in the Congo, Africa, Todd remembers times of worship vividly: "I would go to villages with my father and people would sing songs such as 'It Is Well’ and ‘Amazing Grace,’ but when their choirs started song they wrote, a different passion would arise."

Amid societal and ecclesiological division, Selah hope to inspire reconciliation in the Body of Christ. Sonically, 'One Name', encompasses a wide variety of genres as a reflection of the cultural diversity of the nations represented through these songs.

'Glory Hallelujah' and 'Jesus Victorious' display big power vocals whilst 'So Beautiful' and 'God of Ages' are tender and gentle. The title track, from India, is marked by an undeniable colourful energy whilst 'Crying Holy' sounds like Swedish pop songs that have had such a big influence musically in the USA. With 'One Name,' Selah desire to see the wide-ranging beauty of the Kingdom of God infiltrate English-speaking churches.

MORE ABOUT SELAH 

Together since 1997, eleven GMA Dove Awards, tours that have taken them from the Ryman Auditorium to Carnegie Hall, Selah is a seasoned trio who could at this point in their career write, record, and produce an album in their sleep. Formed of Todd Smith, Amy Perry and Allan Hall, Selah have been sharing a solid message of biblical truth through their eclectic sound as Todd explains, “Allan comes from East Tennessee, Amy is definitely the most worship as far as church worship, and I grew up with a lot of Gospel.” And each is well-represented in their music. Further proof of the band’s revived creativity results from working with multiple producers who have helped Selah flourish into who they are today.

Having earned a reputation for not only delivering compelling new anthems but also for reviving great hymns of faith, Selah populated culture with such enduring hits as ‘Press On,’ ‘Wonderful, Merciful Savior,’ ‘You Raise Me Up,’ ‘Hope of the Broken World’ and ‘All My Praise.’ The hope of Christ has kept Selah tethered after all these years, stronger than ever. They are artists. They are musicians. But they are also ministers. And entering their twenty-fourth year, that focus is still the same.

Todd, Amy, and Allan are so grateful to hear how God has used their music to impact others, and they treasure the times when fans share that with them. “We get letters and emails and people telling us after shows that they’ve let us into some of their darkest moments and I think it’s because we aren’t afraid to sing about hard things,” Hall shares. “Sometimes, people tell us that while their loved ones were dying of cancer they were singing our songs to them as they were passing. Words can’t describe how that makes me feel. To be let into those moments and for us to have that privilege - that God has let us take the gift of music and share it and do something that could help someone - is special.”

What transpires from Selah’s songs and experiences is hope – a central theme in their music. Sharing the gospel and encouraging believers has become a way of life, and they are grateful for the opportunity to continue serving. Expect to hear the seamless harmonies and powerful vocals Selah is known for as well as something a little different—the sound of an established trio with a powerful journey behind them and an exciting one ahead.

 
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 both the U.S. and the U.K., Nashville, Tennessee and Brighton, East Sussex, Integrity Music 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, Leeland, William McDowell, Paul Baloche, David and Nicole Binion, Sandra McCracken, Nashville Life Music, Selah, Thrive Worship, Local Sound, Sarah Kroger, Kees Kraeynoord, ICF Worship, InSalvation, Phil Thompson, Village Lights, Tim Timmons, Mission House, among others. Additional information is available at integritymusic.com



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