Capitol CMG is excited to announce its partnership with the worship group Stockholm Worship, presented by Hillsong. The worship group’s live debut LP, titled Other Side, will release on March 24, and its first song, “Radical Love (The Joy Song)” (listen here) drops today along with a pre-order for the album (here). A video for the song is also placed below.
For more than 15 years, Stockholm Worship, the creative team of Hillsong Sweden, has been leading worship every Sunday at its various locations around the country. Throughout that time, a desire and longing have been growing to bring forth new and fresh worship.
“We’re excited to tell everyone about this project that we’ve had in our hearts for quite a time now,” the team shares collectively. “We call it Other Side, not only because Stockholm is on the ‘other side’ of the world for most people, but mainly because there’s another side to whatever we’re going through when God decides to show up.”
It was last April on Easter when the members of Stockholm Worship filled their city’s iconic venue, Cirkus Arena, to record the 14 tracks. What came from that experience are songs with melodies and lyrics that express and capture the unique Swedish musical legacy.
Songwriters involved in the project are Reuben Morgan (Hillsong Worship), Melody Wagner (Young & Free), Josh Grimmett (Goodboys), Eric Liljero (Cornerstone), and Nick Herbert (Worship Central), among many others.
Making their debut with the song “Radical Love (The Joy Song),” Stockholm Worship explains, “We love how this song was birthed out of a plain and simple conversation on what Scriptures we had recently been reading. We all personally felt such a strong need to write something that would help us fix our eyes on what’s ahead, and that would remind us about the hope and joy we have received from God. We believe this song communicates just that. May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in Him so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.”
Eric Liljero, Stockholm Worship’s creative pastor, aptly concludes, “God has been breathing so evident on these songs and this project in our Hillsong church for months now. We’re so excited to finally tell the world about Stockholm Worship!”