In this edition of Sharefaith Music Spotlight, we are going to be spotlighting a brand new band that just released their first EP this year in 2015, Zealand Worship. Zealand Worship is founded by Phil Joel, who was also one of the co-founders of the well-known band Newsboys. He provided background vocals and played bass with the Newsboys for over 10 Years! Phil Joel was born in Auckland, New Zealand and is no stranger to music, aside from releasing over seven albums with Newsboys, Phil has also released over four solo albums.
Band: Zealand Worship
Album Name: Zealand Worship – The Ep
Release Date: Sep 11, 2015
In regarding the band’s name Phil explains, “I’m from New Zealand, but the name isn’t about a country; it’s a state—a state of being zealous for the ‘land’ God has for each one of us, starting with our relationship with Him. “Leading worship from within this band has been the freshest and most invigorating ministry opportunity I’ve ever been a part of.” (zealandworship.com)
Zealand Worship’s album is packed full of 7 tracks, with a perfect blend of contemporary rock and electronic beats and rhythms. While listening to this album, you will feel as if you are listening to The Newsboys back when Phil was with them. Zealand has written 6 of the 7 tracks on the album and has an awesome rendition of Good Good Father by the Housefires. Each song is extremely well written and has a powerful gospel message throughout the album.
Zealand Worship is definitely going to be a band that you will want to follow, and their EP is well worth adding to your music library and for only $5.99 you can grab Zealand Worship – The Ep off of iTunes!
Thank you for tuning into this edition of Sharefaith Music Spotlight. Are you glad to see Phil back at it? What is your favorite track from the album?