On the heels of a week filled with overwhelmingly positive reviews, several sold-out concerts abroad and their single “When The Stars Burn Down” poised to crown radio charts, it’s good to be Phillips, Craig & Dean! Christian Art Media says it is excited to announce that their latest recording Breathe In will release throughout Southern Africa in April.
Twenty one years into their storied career, Phillips Craig & Dean offer another ground-breaking collection of songs poised to minister to the hurting, lead believers in powerful praise, and point the broken to Christ. Produced by Bernie Herms and Nathan Nockels, the 10-track album features songs co-written by each band member including “Tell Your Heart To Beat Again,” “All Is Well” and “I Choose To Believe.”
“These songs are selected because people can join in with their whole hearts and sing,” Phillips says. Dean adds, “With this type of project, we go in asking, how can we draw the audience closer to the presence of God? We don’t want it to be about ‘these are great songs’, but this is a great God.”
There is a freshness to their sound these days, something they credit in part to producer Nathan Nockels, who has been with them throughout the entire worship trilogy. “We come from a real traditional get your part and belt it out kind of mindset,” Craig explains. “Nathan was able to get us to think outside the box.” As a result, the new sound is decidedly more upbeat, while at the same time inviting those who hear it to enter into worship along with them.
This, their 12th studio album, entered the Billboard Christian Soundscan charts at No. 4, and in digital sales, the project peaked at No. 4 on the iTunes® Christian Albums chart. “When The Stars Burn Down” continues to burn up the charts at radio, seizing the No. 2 spot on the Billboard Christian Soft AC/INSPO radio chart, the No. 7 position on the Billboard Christian Audience Chart and No. 12 on the AC chart. View their “Album Preview” video below:
Uniquely gifted and positioned in their dual roles as musicians and full-time senior pastors in three different US cities, Randy Phillips, Shawn Craig and Dan Dean know well the current struggles people face and are boldly taking the opportunity to respond to them in life and song.