Critically acclaimed singer/songwriter Phil Wickham has been widely embraced for his compelling vocals and vibrant lyrics, and the release of his latest project The Ascension continues to showcase that. Released today, September 24, The Ascension was inspired by the Songs of Ascent passages found in the book of Psalms. Ten years and nine records in, Phil shows no signs of slowing down with his modern Songs of Ascent bringing together powerful, melodic hymns that carry throughout the 11-track record. His current single "This Is Amazing Grace" leads the pact anchoring the project as a "solid worship album." See who else is applauding The Ascension:
"Wickham is at his best when The Ascension plays like nothing else in the crowded worship market."
"Very few artists have a voice as instantly recognizable as Phil's. That velvet voice meets an effervescent faith with hope and joy rising to the top. Lyrically, the album challenges and celebrates; spiritually, this is worship expressed in song as pure and as good as it gets."
- CCM Magazine
"For most Christian music lovers, this album is definitely worth checking out."
"The Ascension works cohesively giving us a contemporary and a Christ-centered counterpart to the Psalms of Ascents."
"If you're looking for a solid worship album that has so much creativity in it, lyrically and musically, then this new album from the wonderful distinctive voice of Phil Wickham is well worth checking out."
- Louder Than the Music
"The full range of Wickham's vocal range is on display in The Ascension as he covers the variety of ways in which we worship, including our reasons and places."
- Lifter Magazine
"With a variety of genres in The Ascension, from rock to pop, acoustic, folk, worship and CCM, there is hopefully something for everyone as they hear what I think is one of the year’s best produced worship albums, and possibly one of the most popular worship artists currently."
- Indie Vision Music
About Phil Wickham:
Phil Wickham is at his core a humble and sincere artist who writes songs and worships God using the medium of music. It is with that brush that he paints images of a loving and creative God across the canvases of listeners’ hearts and minds. The evidence of this gift has been apparent on all four of his critically acclaimed efforts: Phil Wickham (2006), Cannons (2007), Heaven & Earth (2009) and Response (2011).
The critically acclaimed artist released his most recent studio album Response, last year. The album hit No. 1 on the iTunes® Christian & Gospel Albums Chart, debuted at No. 3 on the Billboard Top Christian & Gospel Albums chart, No. 4 on the Christian Soundscan Chart and peaked in the Top 25 on the iTunes® overall albums chart.
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Website // www.philwickham.com
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YouTube // www.youtube.com/philwickham
The Ascension Album EPK // http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zk1UtDQhUdQ&feature=share&list=UUvOca8do9ZtAkjytg_AU-JA