1. Rend Collective, a group of young Christians from Bangor, Ireland, developed organically outside the influence of the American contemporary Christian music culture. Their music is raw, energetic and holds a space of its own in the music scene. They’ve made a name for themselves over the last five years, sharing the stage with the likes of Chris Tomlin, Tenth Avenue North and Matt Redman. Rend Collective’s latest album, “As Family We Go,” was released Aug. 21.
Release date: July 24, 2015
Listen for: “Chasing Me Down” featuring Tye Tribbett. The blend of voices and styles, and the fact that it’s a live recording, makes it an energetic option for an opening number.
3. “Real Love”
Release date: April 7, 2015
Listen for: “Power in the Cross.” Johnson is best known as a member of Jesus Culture, but his first solo record is full of tracks that could be played in the background during communion.
4. “Something Different”
Release date: Aug. 28, 2015
Listen For: “Something Different,” the title track. This call to action could be a positive song on which to center a conference theme, particularly for a youth event.
LISTEN IN: Follow Rejuvenate Meetings on Spotify to listen to Rend Collective, these albums and other musical artists appropriate for faith-based events.