esus Culture Music announces the release of the debut solo project from worship leader Chris Quilala. Titled Split the Sky, the album will release on November 11(Jesus Culture Music/Capitol CMG). Earlier this week Quilala shared the video for “Because of Your Love,” the first track released from this indie-pop inspired album. Download the song by clicking here.
Quilala has been a vital part of Jesus Culture, both as a worship pastor for the Sacramento-based church and since the formation of the Jesus Culture Music label. He’s been involved in their 13 live worship projects – selling more than a million albums to date – and as a core worship leader introducing many well-known Jesus Culture songs including “Your Love Never Fails” and “Fierce,” which have gone on to impact lives around the world.
Set apart from anything Jesus Culture has recorded before, Quilala’s Split the Sky ventures into a new realm of worship music largely influenced by retro pop, futuristic soundscapes and driven by big synth melodies. The album’s title comes from the second song, “After My Heart,” describing God’s pursuit of our hearts and our response of surrender to Him. Woven together with intention, each song carries themes of hope, encounter, and the Father’s deep desire to be in relationship with us, all with a fresh expression of worship.
Chris Quilala and his wife Alyssa have four children – Ella, Aria, Jethro (born December 3, 2014 and is living in heaven) and their newest addition, Liv.