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
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 (https://youtu.be/
"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…
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