Bethel Music presents The War is Over, the debut solo album from worship
leader and songwriter Josh Baldwin. The War is Over marks Baldwin’s
first release with Bethel Music and his third career release following his
last album Rivers (2014).
In 2015, Josh and his family made the cross-country move from North
Carolina to California, and this project reflects synonymous themes of
taking an appointed journey into the unknown, motivated by the hope of
promises that lie ahead. The project thoughtfully blends sonic elements
that reflect Josh’s southern roots and where he is planted now.
The record as a whole highlights Jesus’ victory over pain and death;
evident in striking lyrics such as, “It’s already been done,
you can’t add to His blood” from the track
“Endlessly”. The project’s title track is a moving ballad
that turns attention away from strife toward the Prince of Peace. Like a
seasoned storyteller, Baldwin sings of a wrestling yet yielded heart in
“Abraham”. Contagious with celebration, “Get Your Hopes
Up” is an anthem anchored in His ever-present goodness.
The War is Over invites worshippers on a journey into the reality that
resurrection life was not meant to be experienced alone, but as a family.
UPC: 714929845436 CMTA: PWPWXX
Item: 313713 Publisher: Bethel Music Label: Bethel Music Release Date: 2017-05-26
Josh Baldwin is a songwriter and worship leader with Bethel Music. He has
been an influential player in worship music for over a decade, having
collaborated with Rita Springer, Jonathan and Melissa Helser and John Mark
McMillan (with whom he started a church together in Charlotte). In August
2015, Josh and his family felt a call to be a part of Bethel Music and made
the cross-country move from North Carolina to Redding, California.
Josh has a heart to be...