Rising to prominence last year with the Billboard smash hit, "Blessed Be Your Name," South African band Tree63 is poised for even greater success with its innovative November 22nd release, Worship Volume One: I Stand For You.
Worship Volume One: I Stand For You functions as a snapshot of Tree63's live worship experience while also showcasing Tree63's strong studio prowess. The album is comprised of 12 tracks, and it is a scrapbook, of sorts, with four live tracks, five new studio cuts, and fresh arrangements of fan favorites. Tree63 serves up its unique, international blend of modern pop/rock on Worship Volume One: I Stand For You. The highly anticipated follow up to Tree63's 2004 album, The Answer To The Question, is crafted with a core of vertical worship songs.
Worship Volume One: I Stand For You also features originals from established songwriters Matt Redman and Martin Smith (Delirious?). The first single from the album, I Stand For You, is currently one of the most added at radio, according to Radio & Records and Christian Radio Weekly.
"Our goal was to capture some the praise and worship moments we've experienced as a band this year in our live shows," says Ellis. "This album is different than the usual Tree63 record, but I am excited at the potential. Our vision is to offer something fresh to the jaded, over-exposed and hurting culture. More than anything, we want to be part of God's plan," he concludes.
After years of participating in both secular and church events all over the world, Tree63 has recently moved toward more worship-oriented events throughout the United States. The band was part of the final Billy Graham Crusade in New York City earlier this year. Tree63's passion for worship is evidenced on its November 22nd release, and the disc is set to be the first installment in a planned series of worship records.
Hailing from South Africa, Tree63 first appeared in the United States in 1999 with its Dove Award-winning, self-titled debut for Inpop Records. The project earned a string of international No.1 singles. "Blessed Be Your Name," the first single from Tree63's February 2004 release, The Answer To The Question, garnered top honors as Billboard Magazine's No. 1 Adult Contemporary Christian radio single in 2004. Earlier this year, the band headlined the World Vision-sponsored "All God's Children" tour and recently concluded the "Restored" tour with Jeremy Camp and Bethany Dillon.