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Review: Jonathan David & Melissa Helser – Beautiful Surrender

jonathandavidmelissahelserSurrender is typically seen as a negative within the thinking of our world, the term indicating the defeat of one against another, evoking thoughts of failure and more. Yet, within the Christian faith, surrender is seen in a wholly different light, one of positive encouragement as believers are challenged to lay down not only their burdens but their lives before the conquering Christ. Of course, the beautiful caveat is that in losing our lives we are bound to find them and it’s this truth which provides the heartbeat of Bethel Music’s latest act, Jonathan David and Melissa Helser, and their debut for the label, Beautiful Surrender.

Jonathan David and Melissa Helser Unveil “Beautiful Surrender” Sept. 30

beautifulsurrenderWorship leaders and songwriters Jonathan David & Melissa Helser internationally release their eighth recording and first new album in four years, Beautiful Surrender, Sept. 30 from Bethel Music and through Provident Distribution. Widely recognized for their 2016 “Song” and “Worship Song of the Year” GMA Dove Award-nominated hit single “No Longer Slaves,” which is featured as a bonus song on the new album, the upcoming project marks the duo’s first studio release as part of the Bethel Music Artist Collective. The album invites listeners to find true joy in surrender without reservation to God.

Recording Beautiful Surrender in Nashville, TN with Grammy Award-winning, four-time Gospel Music Association Dove Award-winning “Producer of the Year,” Ed Cash, who also co-wrote several songs on the album, the husband and wife duo trade lead vocals across the album’s tracks. They also decorate each arrangement with intricate harmonies along with instrumentation from their band, the Cageless Birds.

Writing or co-writing all the songs, the Helser’s weave an intentional tapestry of the core message into the new album, redefining surrender for this generation.

“Surrender is to cease resistance, yield control and give oneself up to the power of another. When you find the One your heart loves, surrender is a beautiful, effortless fall – not a duty or a task,” the couple shares. “When Jesus said ‘follow me,’ they saw everything they ever wanted and joyfully surrendered all they had. What would it look like to truly surrender without reservation, without caution, and give in fully not to an idea of God, but to God himself?”

The title track, which sets the tone for the new album, “Find Me,” a song of thanksgiving and prayer, and “Catch The Wind” are all available now for immediate download from iTunes with preorder of Beautiful Surrender.

Other songs featured on the album include “You Came (Lazarus),” which paints a picture of the power of Jesus’ resurrection, “So Much Grace,” a song that artfully depicts Jesus’ response of total love to our failure and imperfections and “Beautiful Jesus,” a captivating song of friendship that illustrates an honest and intimate conversation with God.

The full Beautiful Surrender track listing follows:

01)  Beautiful Surrender

02)  You Came (Lazarus)

03)  Find Me

04)  Outrageous Love

05)  Strength

06)  The Gospel

07)  So Much Grace

08)  Beautiful Jesus

09)  First Love

10)  Abba (Arms Of The Father)

11)  Catch The Wind

12)  No Longer Slaves (Radio Remix) (Bonus Track)

For all the latest Jonathan David and Melissa Helser news, tour dates and more, go to https://bethelmusic.com, www.jonathanhelser.com, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram (Jonathan) and Instagram (Melissa).

[Source: Hoganson Media Relations]