It has been more than three years since Aaron Gillespie’s last worship album came out, and since that time, the former Underoath drummer released another album as The Almost and got an extended gig as Paramore’s touring drummer. Now, Gillespie is preparing to release his second worship album through BEC Recordings. The album, Grace Through The Wandering, drops Feb. 3. Watch the lyric video for the album’s first single.

As a piece of trivia, Grace Through The Wandering was recorded in makeshift studios in hotel rooms while Gillespie was touring the world with Paramore. To recreate the acoustics of a vocal booth in a hotel, Paramore guitarist Justin York suggested they record the vocals by putting the microphone under a hotel comforter. Find out how well the makeshift studios worked on the album when it comes out early next year!


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