We Are (CD)City Harmonic
Here we are, many parts / One in Spirit and of one heart / The body of the living God
With the September 2015 release of WE ARE, its third full-length album, The City Harmonic continues to grapple with the struggle of everyday people, crafting anthems of longing, hope and yes, even celebration in the midst of it all. “It’s easy in the craziness of making music to lose sight of why you started,” Elias says. “But we’ve been through a lot together. We’ve traveled the world in a way we never expected and we’ve seen the beauty of Christ working through this crazy, diverse family we have called the Church.”
Produced by Jonny Macintosh, WE ARE bursts with a renewed commitment to The City Harmonic’s original pulse. With 11 authentic expressions of worship and unity, WE ARE captures what gets them up in the morning and keeps them grounded come what may. From soaring anthems like Solid
Rock and Maranatha that call believers to loudly declare their praises to the quieter moments of devotion in Still and Small and One, WE ARE builds on the truth that in Christ, we are one.
As the album’s first single, We Are One, boldly proclaims:
All life and death and what’s to come belongs to Christ
So here we stand, hands lifted high, the very hands and feet of Christ,
No holding back, no wasting time for we are one… to the glory of the one true God
About The City Harmonic
While the songbooks of the Church are so often filled with the songs and stories of large individual congregations, when it comes to Elias Dummer, Eric Fusilier, Josh Vanderlaan and Aaron Powell, their modern hymns and songs for worship are instead fueled by this ‘together for the good of the city’ ethos that bonded The City Harmonic in the first place—an eclectic group of musicians and church leaders collected from small, local churches.
So it only makes sense that one of the first things the band did was to write “Manifesto,” a rallying cry to center believers from all walks of life on the core tenets of the faith, on the glue that holds us all together. In an age where church leaders publicly dismiss each other left and right, the band was saying: ‘This isn’t how family is supposed to be,’ reminding us that we have crucial beliefs we agree on, all while living and thriving in the tension of Church unity.
CategoryPraise & Worship
Size140 x 125 mm
Running Time60 min
1. We are One
3. Into Your Arms
4. Solid Rock
6. Let There Be Light
7. All of This and More
8. Oh What Love
10. Still and Small