….. With a sound targeted toward younger ears, Cornerstone fits nicely among the ranks of
This new resource is filled with songs such as the title track, a new anthem “Beneath The Waters” (I Will Rise), an upbeat praise song, “Running” as well as the debut radio single “Hope of the World.” Cornerstone showcases 12 brand new songs written by Reuben Morgan, Joel Houston and a great team of writers. It will be available for sale as a CD, DVD and a Physical Deluxe version that contains both the CD and DVD in one special package.
The inspiration behind the title track “Cornerstone” was birthed out of an international tragedy last summer in Norway when more than 70 innocent victims, many children, were killed. Hillsong’s worship leader Reuben Morgan shares his response to this frightening shooting as he was visiting the Scandinavian Peninsula.
“When you write songs that people sing as part of their worship to God there is a bit of your soul that shares the aches of those around you. When there is tragedy, the song of lament wakes up with you, and when there is joy, the sound of praise fills your ears. To some it might seem really odd to reach for a guitar when tears are falling on scuffed up shoes, but I really don’t know any other way of being.”
While the title track may have been inspired at that moment, Morgan says the message is even bigger, posing a question for every citizen of the world to answer: Who or what do we turn towards for our strength? This album, like all of Hillsong’s projects, is more than a group of songs, it is a profound message that builds faith, stirs the soul and asks and answers the big questions.
“We only just have the time to forget the face of the gunman when another chorus of sirens wail,” explains Morgan. “We have barely cleaned up after the flood when an earthquake strikes. When the earth shakes, we look to our feet and wonder what it is that we are standing on. Christ is the cornerstone – it is Him that is the anchor.”
9/12 – Boston, MA Agganis Arena
9/13 – Baltimore, MD 1st Mariner Arena
9/14 – Cincinnati, OH Bank of Kentucky Center
9/15 – Charlotte, NC Bojangles’ Coliseum
9/17 – Memphis, TN Bellevue Baptist Church
9/18 – Birmingham, AL Boutwell Municipal Auditorium
9/20 – Austin, TX Cedar Park Center
9/21 – San Antonio, TX Freeman Coliseum
9/22 – Tulsa, OK BOK Center
9/23 – Wichita, KS Intrust Bank Arena
9/24 – Kansas City, MO Independence Events Center
9/25 – Denver, CO Wells Fargo Theatre