Darlene Zschech is a name synonymous with modern worship music and revolutionizing the worship genre in the US having served as worship pastor/producer for Hillsong Music for over 20 years. She has lead worship on recordings that have sold over 5 million units in the US alone. As she enters a new season serving as the co-pastor of a new church, global touring, missions and teaching ministry, the multi-faceted award-winning singer/songwriter will also step out with a brand new album titled You Are Love on September 6th on Fair Trade/ Columbia Records.
Recorded on the Central Coast of Australia at the famed studio The Grove, Zschech teamed up with multiple notable producers such as Paul Mabury(Hillsong), Pete Kipley (MercyMe), Ryan Taubert and Josh Telford. Additionally You are Love also features extraordinary collaborations with co-writer GRAMMY ® Award winning artist Israel Houghton, vocalist Barry Southgate and a special guest appearance by Zschech’s daughter Zoe Jewel.
Zschech has a history of penning mega worship anthems including “Shout to the Lord” and on You Are Love her current
single “Under Grace” is proving to be another hit to add to the list. The inspirational track reflects a personal time of realization that we don’t have to strive or struggle for our salvation.
“I wanted to put that understanding to music,” says the Australian native. “I want people to feel like the pressure is off, to let grace just wash over them.” Watch Zschech’s describe “Under Grace” in-depth here.
Her second single will be the title track of the record and for an inside scoop on the story behind the song click here.
Zschech’s songs have helped change the way the U.S. church worships and she mentored a whole new generation of worship leaders. In her new role as co-pastor with her husband Mark of Hope Unlimited Church on Australia’s Central Coast, the Hillsong vocalist continues to bring her signature ability to communicate grand, sweeping themes with both power and tenderness. There are soaring choruses alongside simple, heartfelt expressions of praise. When the theme is God’s love, the message is life changing. To view the full-length EPK about You Are Love click here.
Zschech explains, “I always pray that people will be challenged to lean in a little closer to God, to hear Him speak and know His voice, to desire the presence of Jesus in their lives more than anything this world can offer, to have their hearts broken again for anyone who is suffering, and that their hope in Christ would be fuelled again, no matter what situation they are in.”
Additionally, Zschech is still an active leader of Hope Rwanda, a global mission effort that helps restore hope and justice to this nation through poverty reduction initiatives that achieve sustainable development, and bring spiritual and social strength to every segment of society.