Acclaimed British worship leader and two-time Dove Award winning artist for Song of the Year, Tim Hughes, will release his first album in three years, Holding Nothing Back, in the UK on Sunday 1 April.
Following the success of his sophomore album, When Silence Falls, the new album from Hughes encourages listeners to take worship further than Sunday morning by freely worshipping Christ in every thought, action and aspect of daily life.
Teaming up with US-based producer, Nathan Nockels (Watermark, Passion) and Matt Bronleewe (Jars of Clay, Plumb, Michael W Smith) the album features the current single, “Happy Day”, as well as “Everything”, a song that reminds us to put God at the centre of life, and celebrate His amazing love for us every moment.
“The album captures a sense of passion; a whole-hearted response of worship to an amazing God,” explains Hughes. “Worship is about surrender, holding nothing back and giving all of ourselves to the One who gave His everything for us. These are days to be daring, exuberant and adventurous.”
Joining Hughes in the recording studio for several songs on the new album is Delirious? lead guitarist and background vocalist, Stu G on electric guitar. Tim also co-wrote two songs with Delirious? frontman and acclaimed songwriter, Martin Smith, including the title track, “Holding Nothing Back”, as well as “Clinging to the Cross”, which features the vocal talents of multi-platinum New Zealand recording artist, Brook Fraser. In addition, Tim co-wrote two songs with his wife, Rachel, “Living For Your Glory” and “Out of the Darkness”.
“Tim has a knack of making records that are easy to listen to but also pack a lyrical punch that is not often seen in today’s modern worship songs,” says Martin Smith. “It was an honour to co-write with him on this project and a pleasure to spend time with someone who obviously carries a leadership role in the church in Britain.”
Tim Hughes has led worship for tens of thousands of youth across the globe and currently has three top songs on the CCLI charts, “Here I Am To Worship”, “Beautiful One”, and “Consuming Fire”. He landed the No 1 spot on CCLI charts and received two GMA Dove Awards for Song of The Year for “Here I Am To Worship”, which has also been recorded by artists such as Michael W Smith, Chris Tomlin, Rebecca St James, Jeremy Camp, Passion and more.
Currently the Director of Worship at Holy Trinity Brompton, London, Hughes also heads up Worship Central, a new school of worship to train and equip worship leaders, musicians and worshippers.
Hughes will be playing new music from Holding Nothing Back this summer at music festivals across the US including Alive Festival, Creation East and Soulfest, as well as the Saddleback Worship Conference. This summer, Hughes will also release a new book, Holding Nothing Back, with Regal Books.