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Tuesday 26th January 2016

New Zealand worshippers Edge Kingsland release third full-length album

THE RADICAL worship aggregation from Auckland, New Zealand, Edge Kingsland are set to release their third full-length album 'Edge Vol 3: The Common Good'. Explained the band, "There's a certain functionality that comes with writing worship songs. It's almost as if you serve an imaginary congregation as you write, keeping the crowd in mind as you pen the lyrics, melody and aesthetic of the thing. And yet, as we sat down to write this new batch of songs, that congregation seemed to be replaced with individuals from our church community, with thoughts of their everyday situations and challenges. In his 1984 book The Other Hundred Hours, author Wyn Fountain paints a picture of a faith that is bigger than the Sunday pew, a concept he called 'The whole of life', a nod to the other hours of our waking lives."

As the band gathered in Auckland's Roundhead Studios to start work on the new album, they soon realised they were penning worship songs for the other hundred hours; songs of devotion for ordinary times. CR

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