Label: Capitol Christian Music Group
What do you do when your previous album surpasses all expectations? Initially, this band planned to follow up Zion by writing songs in a rented French castle. When that didn't work, they found inspiration in Australia, England, New York City and in a California beach house. Hillsong's Joel Houston has said that Empires tells the story of two worlds: the broken and fragile one we live in now, and the unshakeable, mysterious Kingdom to come. The songs here -- meaty, meaningful tracks like "Even When It Hurts" -- remind us that there is much more to life than what we can see with our eyes.