Pastor William McDowell has become one of the premier worship leaders of today. The national recording artist has captured a fresh sound that has touched folks around the world. Songs like “I Give Myself Away”, “I Won’t Go Back”, “Withholding Nothing”, and “Wrap Me in Your Arms” to name a few are modern day anthems in churches globally. The Deeper Fellowship Church in Orlando, Florida is where Pastor McDowell pastors. As would be imagined, Deeper Fellowship Church has a heavy emphasis on worship and growing one’s relationship with God.
The latest album from Pastor McDowell entitled Sounds of Revival is a live experience recorded in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. The night provided a great array of worship songs and spontaneous praise melodies. The venue was filled to capacity with folks eagerly waiting to hear new music. The 15-song project flows seamlessly and once again allows the listener to hear the connection to each song McDowell has. The album features mainly Pastor McDowell and his background vocalists except for one song “It Is So”, which features gospel newcomer Travis Greene. The song is a wonderful mix of Caribbean meets Sunday morning church. Greene’s vocals complement the song perfectly and provided just the right amount of energy. The lead vocal arranger Daniel Johnson has been with Pastor McDowell on all his albums and an acclaimed artist in his own right.
Sounds of Revival debuted yesterday January 22, 2016, digitally and in retail stores. The marketing team for Pastor McDowell devised a wonderful plan to further engage potential album purchasers. The day before the album released on January 21, 2016, an hour worth of the live DVD was available all day on the website to view. The response was great as people flocked to the site to get a live preview of what they were about to purchase. The DVD promotion definitely helped Sounds of Revival debut at #1 on iTunes for its opening day. The album currently at the time of this article resides at the #10 spot on iTunes. A very innovative tactic for promoting one’s work, which surely other artists have taken note of.
Amazingly, Pastor McDowell manages to tour, record, sing at conferences and still pastor a thriving church. The multi-dimensional artist is becoming a common tune in the music landscape of today, especially in the midst of having a family. Sounds of Revival has a song for everyone on it. The lyrical content touches upon many different facets of life and will resonate with many.
William Mcdowell continues to blaze a trail for worship music for today’s believer. The music is relevant, the messages are timely, and the songs bring about change. If you are a fan of Pastor William McDowell, you will love Sounds of Revival. If you are not familiar with his music, take some time this weekend and purchase the album. Sounds of Revival is available on iTunes, Amazon.com and wherever music CDs are sold. The album is sure to spark more anthems for churches around the world to sing.