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A NEW HEAVEN AND A NEW EARTH ARTIST JASON GRAY JOINS JASON ROY, DON CHAFFER, PHIL JOEL FOR NEWLY REMASTERED "OUR COMMON HOME"

Church Leaders Welcome Song Inspiring Creation Care

Short Video Documentary Recorded in Rome Premieres


A New Heaven And A New Earth Artist Jason Gray Joins Jason Roy, Don Chaffer, Phil Joel For Newly Remastered 'Our Common Home'


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NEWS SOURCE: Hoganson Media
May 17, 2024

Critically acclaimed Centricity Music singer / songwriter Jason Gray adds his voice to the multi-artist A New Heaven And A New Earth project’s single, “Our Common Home,” which has been remastered and is available today (May 17) at digital and streaming outlets globally from The Fuel Music via https://slinky.to/OurCommonHomeANHAANEH. Originally released Oct. 6, 2023 around the close of last year’s ecumenical Season of Creation, the single also features Jason Roy (Building 429), Don Chaffer (Waterdeep) and Phil Joel (Newsboys).

Church leaders from around the world welcomed the song with joy last fall, declaring, “These artists felt called to express how care for Creation glorifies God.” The note was signed by:

- His Eminence Cardinal Peter K.A. Turkson, The Pontifical Academy of Sciences, The Vatican

- His Eminence Elder Metropolitan Emmanuel of Chalcedon, Ecumenical Patriarchate

- The Most Reverend Justin Welby, Archbishop of Canterbury

- The Most Reverend Michael Curry, Presiding Bishop & Primate, The Episcopal Church

- The Most Reverend Dr. Olav Fykse Tveit, Presiding Bishop, Church of Norway, former General Secretary of the World Council of Churches

"This kind note of welcome from international Church leaders is a testament to the spirit of ecumenical collaboration from which this project springs,” shares Reverend Séamus Finn, OMI, Director, OMI Justice Peace and Integrity of Creation.

Written by Chaffer, Joel and Gray, “Our Common Home” was inspired by Pope Francis’ 2015 Encyclical, Laudato si’, On Care for Our Common Home. This single from the A New Heaven And A New Earth project slated to premiere summer 2024 commemorates the Encyclical’s ninth anniversary.

“Our Common Home” is also heard in a short video documentary following the artists’ experience of singing songs from the A New Heaven And A New Earth recording at a concert held at the Vatican (Oct. 26, 2022). This documentary, filmed and directed by Joel’s daughter Phynley, can be viewed now at https://youtu.be/Q-VUqrapSno.

“This project has given me perspective, a greater conscientiousness about how closely tied care for Creation is to caring for the poor,” shares Gray.

Chaffer adds, “The more we discover about the connection between the health of the poor with the health of our earthly home, the more we’re inspired to pray, ‘Lord, we need to do better. Help us to do better.'”

“We are all coming from different places, gathering around a round table, all uniting around the fact that we need to take better care of this beautiful marble that we are all travelling around on,” sums up Joel.

Producing “Our Common Home” and singing and playing various instruments on the track, Roy says, “It was an honor to work on this song with these musical legends, these friends of mine.”

Featuring Joel on bass/vocals, Chaffer on acoustic guitar/vocals, Roy’s son Avery on drums, Lori Chaffer and Phynley on backing vocals, Gotee Records' Jon Reddick on keys and Jesse Garcia on guitar, the resulting, multi-generational “Our Common Home” single has an organic, Americana feel along with a pop sensibility and the lyrical refrain:

Lord, help us hear the cry of the earth (Sleeper awake)

Hear the cry of the poor (Sleeper awake)

From the dark of the deep to the sky-blue dome

Let us rise with a heart to care for our common home (Sleeper Awake)

In addition to this song, A New Heaven And A New Earth tracks already released include: GRAMMY®-nominated, Dove Award-winning Building 429 lead vocalist Jason Roy’s “It’s All Yours;” iconic singer/songwriter Phil Joel’s “Arms Around The World;” recording artist, actress and producer MO»RIAH’s “You Mean The World;” Dove Awards-winning, No.1 Billboard-charting, Stellar Award-nominated Aaron Cole’s “Together;” chart-topping recording artist and songwriter Micah Tyler’s “So Will I;” husband and wife duo, Don and Lori Chaffer of Waterdeep’s “Into the Unseen,” and Jason Gray’s “Awestruck (On My Way Home).”

Each of these well-known Christian artists felt led to participate, responding to the call to write and record a song on taking care of Creation. The songs collectively cover rock, pop, hip hop, R&B, indie, folk/ Americana and more musical genres.

For all the latest A New Heaven And A New Earth details, go to www.anewheavenandanewearth.org and Instagram.

About The Fuel Music:

Established in 2008, The Fuel Music & Management, LLC, is a leading artist management and artist solutions company that independently distributes music internationally. Based in Nashville, TN, the Fuel team brings nearly 70 years of combined music industry experience in record label operations, major label distribution and marketing, and artist management for artists ranging from upstart bands to GRAMMY Award-winning, multi-platinum artists. More information on the company can be found at www.thefuelmusic.com.



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For more info on Jason Gray, visit the JFH Artists Database.
For more info on Phil Joel, visit the JFH Artists Database.
For more info on Building 429, visit the JFH Artists Database.




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