Bethel Music Kids announces its relaunch as Bright Ones. Formed as an extension of Bethel Music and Bethel Church in Redding, CA, Bright Ones is a ministry for creative talented youth and kids who love God and want to see His Kingdom expanded through music, movement and multimedia. Correlating with the announcement, Bright Ones is set to release their anticipated, self-titled album on Apr. 27. The album features a diverse pop-influenced soundscape with a mixture of re-invented covers and original songs written by members of Bethel Music, enlisting the talent of top producers LAEL, James G. Morales, Seth Mosley, Mike “X” O’Connor, Rick Seibold and Jacob Sooter.
“We knew as a group and label that we needed to shift upwards toward youth because all of the kids that were key in Bethel Music Kids have grown from kids to teens. They have matured and so has the sound, so it was a natural progression and it needed a name," said Fred Vassallo, Director of Bright One's ministry, Choreographer, Manager. "The lyrics of the song 'Bright Ones' captured the essence of who we are and what we are going after together.”
Featuring the unique talent of nine kids ages 12 to 16, many of whom are related to the Bethel Music team, each voice on Bright Ones testifies the confidence, creativity, and freedom that comes from saying “yes” to God. The inspiring collection of songs invites listeners to experience what is possible when a group of young people fully believe they are the light of the world carrying a message meant to impact others. The bold title track of the record serves as the group’s anthem, depicting a generation who knows who they are and who isn’t afraid to live out loud. “You’re Gonna Be Ok,” written by Jenn Johnson for and about her husband Brian Johnson and his battle with anxiety is sung by their daughter Téa.
"It's amazing to have one of our kids sing this song because it means so much to us," expressed Jenn Johnson, Bethel Music. "It was a song that came out of a really hard time for our family. But as a family, we watched the circumstance completely turn around for the better."
1. Bright Ones
2. Get Your Hopes Up
3. You're Gonna Be Ok
4. No Longer Slaves
5. We Dance
6. Let My Life
7. Never Gonna Stop
8. Spirit Move
10. He Loves Me All The Time
11. Who You Are
12. For The One
13. I Will Tell Nations
Bright Ones is due for release on 27th April and is available to pre-order today.
This post originally appeared on The M Collective blog.
April 23rd, 2018 - Posted & Written by Laura White