February 23, 2018
“Surrounded” is the second of two brand-new albums by Christian music icon, Michael W. Smith (Rocketown Records/The Fuel Music). This album is a declaration of our Love and Praise to God in all things, featuring lead single “Surrounded (Fight My Battles)”, “Reckless Love”, and many more. Releases everywhere February 23, 2018.
Some words from Michael about this project:
“The thought of doing another live worship project has been something I have processed for a while now. The question I have asked myself most is not so much what do I want to do, but what do I need to do. What do WE need to do as His church and as His children? What expression of worship does He desire from us… have we missed something? The reality is, it is not the style of our expression He is concerned with, it is the heart. He wants our honesty. He wants our vulnerability. He wants us to come to Him as we are, not as we want to be. I feel God moving through His church and He is calling us TOGETHER…. to be one voice and one heart. One bride. Every nation, every tribe, and every tongue. Every social class. Every denomination. Let’s get together and rejoice! In what He has done, what He is doing, and what He has yet to do.”
Watershed Music Publishing is honored to play a small part in this recording in the songs, “Surrounded (Fight My Battles)” and “Reckless Love”. Originally a spontaneous moment of declaration and praise, “Surrounded” is written by Elyssa Smith (Upper Room Music). And, as already released by Cory Asbury (Bethel Music), “Reckless Love” is a profound reminder of the goodness of God, and His passionate pursuit of the ones He loves.
Songs are a sacred, personal expression, often written from a very authentic place of experience, and we would like to congratulate Elyssa Smith (Upper Room Music), Caleb Culver (Watershed Music Publishing), Cory Asbury (Bethel Music Publishing), and Ran Jackson for this song placement.
“Reckless Love” by Cory Asbury, Caleb Culver, Ran Jackson
© 2017 Watershed Worship Publishing (ASCAP) (adm. at WatershedMusicPublishing.com). Bethel Music Publishing (ASCAP). Richmond Park Publishing (BMI) (adm. at EssentialMusicPublishing.com). All rights reserved. CCLI Song #7089641
“Surrounded (Fight My Battles)” by Elyssa Smith
© 2017 UR Creative (BMI) (adm. at CapitolCMGPublishing.com). All rights reserved. CCLI Song #7098758