Internationally recognized praise band Planetshakers globally releases “A Very Merry Christmas” today (Nov. 26) from Venture3Media (V3M). Available now at all major digital and streaming outlets via https://link.brddg.co/averymerrychristmas, the single features Planetshakers worship leaders Joth Hunt, Andy Harrison and Josh Ham along with the remarkable musical stylings of guitarist Mateus Asato and keyboardist Jesus Molina. This jazzy, upbeat new Christmas single honors family, togetherness, and the true reason for the season: Jesus. Hunt wrote and produced the new song, which features him singing a blessing over families and encouraging listeners to join in on the chorus.
“I’ve been modernizing Christmas carols for the past couple of years, almost like remixing them with modern day production,” Hunt says. “As I was considering what I could do next, I thought a modern take on ‘We Wish You a Merry Christmas’ would be cool, so I wrote this original track.” I invited two of the industry’s greats, Mateus Asato and Jesus Molina, to lend their talents on guitar and keyboard, respectively, while producing ‘A Very Merry Christmas.’ All of this has culminated in one very enjoyable song to listen to and sing along to!”Joshua Brown of Planetshakers adds, “Christmas is about the One who came to give us life, joy, peace, and so much more.” “We want our music to reflect Christ’s joy and life, and there’s no better time than Christmas to do so with a Christmas song!”
“A Very Merry Christmas” follows last year’s acclaimed album, It’s Christmas Live, which combines Planetshakers’ unique musical interpretation of classic favorites alongside its original Christmas songs, a 59-voice choir and multiple drum, guitar, bass and keyboard musicians. The album’s companion video is featured on Amazon Prime Video while a 60-minute video special entitled, Christmas Down Under, Recorded Live from Planetshakers Australia, was also broadcast globally by Daystar Television Network, American’s largest Christian TV network.
Along with the Christmas music, Planetshakers released Revival: Live At Chapel last month. The album features the band performing 11 songs live in an intimate setting with Planetshakers Bible College students surrounding them in-the-round. Full-production versions of these same songs plus the track “Revival’s Here” are also available on Planetshakers’ REVIVAL that was recorded live during the REVIVAL Conference held April 1-3 at Planetshakers Church. Both albums capture the palpable joy of worshippers gathering together during a brief break in Melbourne, Australia’s pandemic lockdowns.
There is also a special Planetshakers Revival 7 Days Devotional available now on YouVersion at https://www.bible.com/reading-plans/27632-revival.
Despite the fact that Melbourne is once again under one of the strictest restrictions in the world, Planetshakers’ mission to “empower generations to win generations” continues. Hundreds of thousands of people from all over the world are using the ministry’s online streaming services to connect to its worship services and resources.