Helmed by Passion (comprised of Kristian Stanfill, Brett Younker and Melodie Malone), Follow You Anywhere released yesterday, unveiling a new 10 track album which features the trio alongside Crowder and Sean Curran. Follow You Anywhere dropped at the sold-out Passion 2019 where nearly 40,000 young adults from across the globe filled arenas in Atlanta, Dallas and Washington, D.C. The collection of music is perennially created for the thousands of 18 to 25 year-olds that unite for the Passion gathering, but the intention of each song is to empower worshippers around the world. Follow You Anywhere marks the first time a Passion record has been recorded at the conference’s home base, Passion City Church in Atlanta. A physical release of Follow You Anywhere will hit shelves on Feb. 1.
“So much hard work and heart went into writing these songs over the last year,” explains Kristian Stanfill. “Our band, the songwriters, our design team and our sixstepsrecords/Capitol CMG team all leaned in together to make this album what it is. To now lead these songs at Passion 2019 and see a real love and devotion to Jesus come to life in these students is a beautiful thing. It’s why we do this. It’s why we write these songs. We believe that God is calling us to join him in the story he is telling in this moment and in this generation.”
A live video version of “More To Come” is available today exclusively on Apple Music. Follow You Anywhere accompanies a long line of chart-toppers. The previous album debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Christian Albums Chart, making Whole Heart the ninth release from Passion to do so.
Attendees gathered in Atlanta’s State Farm Arena and Infinite Energy Center; The Theatre at Grand Prairie in Dallas; and The Anthem in Washington, D.C., for Passion 2019 comprising four locations, three cities and two capitals for one gathering. In addition to the live gathering, Passion 2019 was livestreamed simultaneously from the four locations to students from hundreds of universities and 36 countries. Passion founders Louie and Shelley Giglio and Passion Music were joined by guests Christine Caine, Matt Chandler and Chad Veach. Worship leaders and bands included Passion Band, Crowder, Lecrae, Kari Jobe and Cody Carnes, Travis Greene, Andy Mineo, Mosaic MSC, Tasha Cobbs-Leonard and Trip Lee. Passion believes that worship and justice go hand in hand, so students serve as well as worship. In the past few years, attendees have given some $8.3 million to fight modern-day slavery through Passion and The END IT Movement, assisting in awareness, prevention, rescue and restoration. Ending modern-day slavery was still a focus of Passion 2019, however, Passion is also calling students to give towards the Deaf Bible Society as part of Hope in Every Language.