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Musical Mention: Nothing is Impossible – Planetshakers Kids

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For the longest time I have enjoyed Planetshakers music and we have used Planetshakers Curriculum at Hillsong Kids. They have a distinct style and vibe that is a little bit Rock ‘n Roll and little bit dance. So I am incredibly blessed to see that Planetshakers Kids has released an album! It’s about time and it is great!

After a transition recently, changing their name and rebranding the ministry slightly I am impressed by the pace in which they have released resources… may long it continue. Ministries across Australia continue to bring excellence to the table and I am very proud of this great Melbourne ministry.

NOTHING IS IMPOSSIBLE

Nothing Is ImpossibleFeaturing a collection of the favourite worship songs birthed out of Planetshakers City Church, for ages 5-12 this Album has 16 fun tracks that will encourage kids in their praise and worship and allow them to enjoy cool music that is relevant today

They have released a companion Nothing Is Impossible resource DVD, featuring lyrics videos with optional sing-along split and stereo tracks (background vocals and instrumental).

We feel it’s important to give kids music that they can be comfortable showing their unchurched friends, because the music is just as cool as what they might hear on any radio station, movie or TV show. Jesus spoke the language of the day, He was culturally relevant, whilst not watering down the message. We seek to do the same, and it’s our prayer that as your kids, grand-kids or friends listen, they are drawn closer to God and that the Biblical truths would be embedded deep within their life and serve them well into adulthood.

CD Track List:
01. Intro
02. Nothing is Impossible
03. Psalm 100:5 & Prayer
04. This Is The Day
05. You Are Good
06. Put Your Hands Up
07. Acts 2:24 & Prayer
08. The Anthem
09. Healer
10. Let Praise Awaken
11. Get Up
12. Limitless
13. I Call You Jesus
14. We Cry Out
15. Lamentations 3:22 & Prayer
16. Great Is Your Love

THOUGHTS

One of the great things about this album is that because of a distribution deal with integrity music  (I am assuming looking from the outside), they have partnered with Shout Praises Kids and are featured all over the place online. It’s a fantastic thing that will take the music further than it could by themselves! So in the USA etc. if you purchase this album it will be branded Shout Praises Kids Presents.

I love the mix of the kids singing on the tracks, it doesn’t have the ‘shrill‘ tone that kids choirs can get especially when using a group of kids that may not have any training. My favourite track is the title track Nothing is Impossible as a song that we have sung at events like Kidshaper over the years. The worship songs overall have an EXCELLENT mix with a group of kids singing that really know the material… not sure if they recorded any of the tracks live but it sure sounds like it at some points!

REVIEW

Fabulous. Simply fabulous, easily the best kids worship album I have heard this year, it has all the resources you need to get these songs started in your ministry and it’s an album mixed just right with a style that is spot on. The inclusion of the song Healer in the Integrity music version of the album is a nice one and it’s a song I always appreciate.

Of course I would like to see more songs written specifically for kids, but as I pointed out, the Planetshakers music style is already predisposed toward using a lot of their songs with kids.

NOTE: Planetshakers guys ( feel free to comment on any more details and I will edit the post! BTW, it’s really easy to write plantshakers as a typo! 🙂 Thank goodness for spellcheck.

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