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Song Story and FREE Download: “Overcomes”

SONG STORY

To say that someone is an “overcomer” is to say that they are more powerful than the obstacle coming against them. When we say, “You’re the God who overcomes,” we’re proclaiming our belief that there’s nothing in Heaven or on Earth that can stop His intentions from becoming reality. In our lives, each day can seem to bring a new barrier: a failing relationship, a troubling diagnosis, chronic illness, broken marriage, falling into temptation… but none of these things are deal-breakers for our God. He says, “Give me your worst-case scenario: Death. I’ve already overcome it. And I can overcome your brokenness, too”. We sing “Overcomes” as a declaration of His character and as a reminder to our souls of who saves us.

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BIO

Crossroads Music is a collective of worship artists creating music to help their community and the Church connect with God in meaningful ways. Crossroads Music is a part of Crossroads Church, based in Cincinnati, Ohio. The music they make and sing at expresses the human journey, from brokenness to wholeness, from seeking to finding, and from darkness to light. Their songs display the redemption and restoration of a loving God and the natural responses of gratefulness and worship. Crossroads Music’s hope is that these songs become not simply the soundtrack of day to day lives, but tools used to get and give God as much glory as they can. Recently named the fastest-growing and third-largest church in the country, the ​Crossroads Church community of 30,000 gathers in 13 locations in Ohio and Kentucky, along with Crossroads Anywhere, an online campus.


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Crossroads Music Releases New Single, ‘God of the Breakthrough’

 

NASHVILLE, TENN. (June 7, 2019) – Crossroads Music’s new single, God of the Breakthrough, is available now on all digital platforms.

The Cincinnati, Ohio-based worship collective of Crossroads Church shares the heart behind their prayers in God of the Breakthrough, written as a response to the death of one of Crossroads Church’s senior leaders, and a near-fatal heart attack that struck the Church’s executive pastor. The single is the sixth single Crossroads Music has recorded and released, following two EP’s and two full-length albums.

Co-writer Austin Livingood says God of the Breakthrough is an anthem written out of desperate prayers for God to intervene in impossible situations.

“We have seen people in our community over the past few months going through maddening life matters: cancer treatments, heart attacks, surgeries, and friends passing away,” says Livingood, worship leader for Crossroads Music. “When we have nowhere else to go, we want God near. When we sing ‘God of the breakthrough, Your promises stand true. You haven’t failed us yet,’ it’s a reminder that though we don’t have all the answers in life, we can always depend on His presence being near to us in broken times, and to hold onto His faithfulness. This song is as much an invitation to the miraculous as it is miraculous that we can lean on God in times of hardship.”

The song has special meaning to Pastor Darin Yates, the Church’s executive pastor who survived a heart attack in March caused by a 99% blockage in one of his arteries. Writers, including Livingood, Justin Mosteller and Robbie Reider, learned of Yates’ heart attack in a writing session, which was the catalyst for penning God of the Breakthrough. Less than 24 hours after Yates’ heart attack, Crossroads Church senior leader Kathy Beechem passed away after battling lung cancer.

“Kathy was one of my best friends, was a mentor to me, and a confidant to me. She was literally on her death bed praying for me,” Yates shares. “When I heard God of the Breakthrough for the first time, I quickly connected with it deeply and emotionally. I thought it was because it was written as a prayer for Kathy and me. However, I now realize it was my prayer to Jesus before the cardiologist would come. I identified with the words, ‘We’ve nowhere else to go. We’ve nowhere else to turn… We need your Kingdom now. Exchange it for our doubt.’ I had no doubt God saved me in that moment.”

In difficult times, Crossroads Music hopes that people will use the song as a tool to get through their darkest moments.

“There’s a tension that I want people to feel when they listen to the song — to stand confidently in,” says Reider, National Worship Director for Crossroads Church. “The tension of, this hurts, and yet God is still on the throne. Maybe I can’t see Your throne from where I’m standing right now, but that doesn’t mean You’re not there. Rather than make it easier, God let me see You and make me stronger.” For more information on Crossroads Music and God of the Breakthrough visit www.crdsmusic.com.

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MultiTracks’, The Recording Collective Releases New EP “Yes and…

The Recording Collective’s new EP, Yes and Amen, is available now on all digital platforms.

The five-song EP features gospel-influenced congregational arrangements of popular worship songs including Love Won’t Let Me Down, Yes and Amen, Who You Say I Am, Reckless Love, and What a Beautiful Name.

The Recording Collective was launched by the team at MultiTracks.com with the goal of creating recordings that are a resource to worship leaders and listeners in multicultural congregations around the world. Yes and Amen is the third volume The Recording Collective has recorded and released.

“Our hope is that listeners will resonate with the music and worship leaders will find the songs helpful for their congregations. There are a growing number of churches that place a high priority to have multiple styles of worship represented on Sunday morning. This project is a resource to help serve worship leaders and their congregations,” says Phillip Edwards, founder of MultiTracks.com. “We hope that congregations who haven’t encountered some of these top songs on MultiTracks.com will discover them in a fresh new way.”

Grammy award-winning Producer Chris Baker has been a part of The Recording Collective since its start in 2016 as The Collective’s producer and says the project fills a great need in the local church.

“Being a worship pastor in a local church, I see a huge need for material that can occupy both spaces — contemporary and gospel. I think the EP will supply something that has been needed for quite some time and it’s an answer to prayer for a lot of local pastors and worship pastors. For pastors wondering how their team can do music that not only speaks to one demo or one ethnicity, I think this project is the
answer,” Chris shares. “At the core of the project is to always be authentic. Diversity is so important in the worship genre. It has to be a priority and the heart of every pastor and the local church. It’s what God is looking for — it’s what he died for.”

 

For more information on The Recording Collective and Yes and Amen, visit
www.multitracks.com/artists/The-Recording-Collective.
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About The Recording Collective:

The Recording Collective is a project started by the team at MultiTracks.com with the simple goal of creating recordings that will be a resource to worship leaders and listeners in multicultural congregations around the world. Our goal is to bring musicians and singers together spanning across multiple genres and languages to create highly creative and fresh congregational arrangements that breathe new life into timeless songs for the global Church.