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PLANETSHAKERS’ YOUTH BAND PLANETBOOM RELEASES “JESUS IS THE KEY”

Writing, Recording Song, Filming Video All In One Day In Unprecedented, Hopeful Response To Global Crisis

Over 400,000 People Watch Planetshakers Church Services Online Over The Last Two Sundays




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NEWS SOURCE: Hoganson Media
May 1, 2020

The dynamic, multicultural youth ministry of Planetshakers Church, planetboom, responds this week to challenging times being faced globally with a prayerful, declarative cry out to God, “Jesus Is The Key.” The song releases today (May1) at Apple Music, iTunes, Spotify, Google Music, Deezer, Pandora, YouTube Music and more digital and streaming outlets globally from Venture3Media (V3M). A “Jesus Is The Key” Deluxe Version is also available as exclusives from Apple Music and iTunes.

Written by planetboom youth pastor, songwriter, author and drummer Andy Harrison, produced by creative director Josh Ham and mixed by worship leader Joth Hunt, “Jesus Is The Key” features vocalist Noah Walker leading this plaintive, hopeful prayer declaring the rescuing work of Jesus amidst the crisis the world is facing.

Jesus is the Key,

With all authority

High and lifted up

The Son of God

You are, You are, You are the headline for all eternity

You are, You are, You are the center of everything

(Lyrics from “Jesus Is Key”)

Writing and recording the song, as well as filming a “Jesus Is The Key” video all in one day, Harrison shares what led to the new song: “Over the last few weeks, both in the events of my own life and in those happening around the world, I have felt the Holy Spirit stir me to simply put all of my focus on Jesus. To zoom-in on Him until He’s all I see; to fill every conversation and every thought with Him. He is our foundation, the glue holding our lives together and the key to every single thing we face.

“In a season where every morning we seem to wake up to a new headline of doom and gloom, I felt God wanted to remind me and remind a generation that the main theme of 2020 is not catastrophe, pandemic or fear. The main theme is still Jesus Christ,” continues Harrison, taking a cue from Colossians 1:16-19. “Jesus is the headline for all of eternity. It is all for Him and all about Him. It all exists to bring Him glory.”





Capturing the heart behind the song, Walker is filmed in the deserted streets of Melbourne, Australia, which are normally packed with people. With the camera filming Walker from behind him as he walked in solitude along the streets, Harrison says, “It’s less about a person, and more about Jesus, and our reaching out to God who is the Key, and who is close.”

With public gatherings and church services closed in Australia, as in much of the world, planetboom and Planetshakers Church is bringing a message of hope for such a time as this online. More than 400,000 people tuned into Planetshakers Church services online over the last two Sundays, doubling the number of people that are usually tuning in online.

“Be impressed and enamored by Him again…Be surprised by how simple things are as you look to Him,” shares Harrison during a recent Sunday service. “The headline of eternity is Jesus Christ…He is not a discarded hero to be remembered every now and then... This is all about Him!”

Inspired by the diverse youth culture at planetboom that represents at least 60 nationalities, the new single and video follow the release of the declarative songs “ILY,” “Unshakeable,” “Praise on Praise” and “Saints,” and the band’s ‘K-pop style’ song of thanks, “Kamsahamnida.” It also follows planetboom’s acclaimed and first full-length album, companion book and audiobook, all entitled Jesus Over Everything.

All the latest planetboom news and updates can be found at www.planetshakers.com/planetboom, Facebook, YouTube, Spotify and Instagram.

About Planetshakers:

Since its inaugural gathering in 1997, Planetshakers has gone on to become a global movement through its annual conferences, international church campuses and numerous live recordings, including multiple Dove Award-nominated projects. The Australia-based collective, led by Senior Pastors Russell and Sam Evans, has hosted gatherings in cities around the world while also launching Planetshakers Church in 2004. With over 17,000 members in Australia, Planetshakers Church is one of the fastest growing churches in that nation’s history, stretching across five campuses in Melbourne with additional locations in Singapore; Cape Town, South Africa; and Geneva, Switzerland. Planetshakers works to raise up a generation of Christ followers with a clear vision of taking the Gospel to nations… “empowering generations to win generations.”

About planetboom:

Planetshakers sends multiple music touring teams across the globe, ministering to millions in over 40 nations. planetboom, as a part of this ministry, embodies the next generation and is passionate about encountering God and seeking His presence. Comprised of young musicians, songwriters and vocalists, the team leads thousands of teenagers in breakthrough praise and worship every week. Relentless in their pursuit of God, they seek to change the culture around them through a new sound of praise and worship that is both relevant and powerful.

About Venture3Media:

Venture3Media is a global music label and song publisher with sales, marketing, promotional, radio, television and movie expertise. V3M provides distribution platforms across all digital channels, including but not limited to Spotify, Apple Music, iTunes, Amazon, Deezer, Tencent, 7Digital, Google Music, Facebook, Pandora, Tidal, Sirius and Rhapsody. Physical distribution includes online retailers such as Amazon, national retail chains, sub-distributors and internationally through well-established licensee’s and distributors. V3M is excited to build a global ecosystem that serves the vision and heart of Planetshakers.



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