III (Hillsong Young & Free album)

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III
III by Hillsong Young & Free.jpg
Studio album by
Released29 June 2018 (2018-06-29)
Studio
  • The Grove Studios, Somersby, Australia
  • Studios 301, Sydney, Australia
  • Golddust Studios, Sydney, Australia
  • Baxter House III Studios, Sydney, Australia
  • Henson Recording Studios, Hollywood, United States[1]
Genre
Length69:41
LabelSparrow, Hillsong Music, Capitol CMG
ProducerProducers:

Executive producers:
Hillsong Young & Free chronology
Youth Revival Acoustic
(2017)
III
(2018)
III (Live at Hillsong Conference)
(2018)
Singles from III
  1. "Love Won't Let Me Down"
    Released: 4 August 2017[2]
  2. "P E A C E"
    Released: 22 February 2018[3]
  3. "Let Go"
    Released: 18 May 2018[4]
  4. "Just Jesus"
    Released: 8 June 2018[5]

III (Three) is the second studio album from Hillsong Young & Free released on 29 June 2018.[6] Four singles were released from the album, "Love Won't Let Me Down" on 4 August 2017 "P E A C E" on 22 February 2018 "Let Go" on 18 May 2018, and "Just Jesus" on 8 June 2018. Hillsong Young and Free released a live recording of the album from Hillsong Conference 2018 in Sydney on 2 November 2018, III (Live at Hillsong Conference).[7]

Background[edit]

"Love Won't Let Me Down" was released as the first single on 4 August 2017.[8] The Love Won't Let Me Down EP was released on 16 February 2018[9] while "P E A C E" was released as a single on 22 February 2018[3] with the background story uploaded to the band's YouTube channel on 27 February 2018[10] followed by a studio performance of the song on 17 March 2018[11] and a "message and meaning of P E A C E" on 21 March 2018.[12][13] On 18 May 2018 they released "Let Go" as their third single.[4] They released "Just Jesus" as their fourth single on 8 June 2018.[5]

Executive producer and featured worship leader Laura Toggs stated that the goal of the project was to have "a collection of personal songs, written and sung from profound devotions and life wrestles over the last three years"[5] where, as a group they were "discovering greater depths and devoting ourselves completely to our faith in Jesus."[14] Producer and featured worship leader-songwriter Aodhan King added that it was an attempt to reflect their members' growth in faith.[14]

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)Worship leader(s)Length
1."Let Go"
  • Aodhan King
  • Ben Tan
  • Laura Toggs
[15]
  • Aodhan King
  • Karina Wykes
3:51
2."Every Little Thing"
  • Bede Benjamin-Korporaal
  • Michael Fatkin
  • Aodhan King
  • Ben Tan
[16]
Karina Wykes3:23
3."Just Jesus"
  • Michael Fatkin
  • Benjamin Hastings
[17]
Laura Toggs3:35
4."First Love"
  • Benjamin Hastings
  • Aodhan King
  • Ben Tan
[18]
Renee Sieff5:18
5."Heart of God"
[19]
Aodhan King5:43
6."SELAH I"
[20]
Aodhan King2:31
7."Jesus Loves Me"
[21]
Laura Toggs4:41
8."SELAH II"  2:31
9."Days Gone By"
  • Ben Tan
  • Karina Wykes
[22]
Karina Wykes3:49
10."How Deep Is the Love"
  • Aodhan King
  • Michael Fatkin
[23]
  • Aodhan King
  • Melodie Wagner
5:25
11."Push/Pull"
[24]
5:46
12."Love Won't Let Me Down"
  • Michael Fatkin
  • Alexander Pappas
[25]
Alexander Pappas3:27
13."More of You"
  • Alexander Pappas
  • Michael Fatkin
  • Melodie Wagner-Mäkinen
[26]
Melodie Wagner3:37
14."Hindsight"
  • Michael Fatkin
  • Benjamin Hastings
  • Aodhan King
  • Alexander Pappas
[27]
Alexander Pappas3:39
15."P E A C E"
  • Benjamin Hastings
  • Melodie Wagner
  • Michael Fatkin
[28]
Melodie Wagner3:58
16."SELAH III (Fruits of the Spirit)"
  • Michael Fatkin
  • Benjamin Hastings
  • Aodhan King
  • Alexander Pappas
  • Robbie Hellberg
[29][30]
  • Aodhan King
  • Laura Toggs
  • Alexander Epa Iosefa
3:18
17."Highs & Lows"
[31]
Aodhan King5:55
Total length:69:41

Live recording[edit]

III (Live at Hillsong Conference)
III Live Hillsong Young & Free album.png
Live album by
Released2 November 2018 (2018-11-02)[32]
VenueQudos Bank Arena, Sydney
Genre
Length72:48
LabelSparrow, Hillsong Music, Capitol CMG
Hillsong Young & Free chronology
III
(2018)
III (Live at Hillsong Conference)
(2018)
III (Studio Sessions)
(2019)

On 2 November 2018, a live recording of the album was released. The album was recorded at Hillsong Conference, Sydney on 12 July 2018.[33] A film recording of all 16 songs was released at the same time on YouTube, Apple Music and Hillsong Channel Now.

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleWorship leader(s)Length
1."SELAH III (Fruits of the Spirit) - Live"
  • Laura Toggs
  • Alexander Epa Iosefa
3:01
2."Let Go - Live"
  • Aodhan King
  • Karina Wykes
5:12
3."Wake - Live"
  • Renee Sieff
4:17
4."Hindsight - Live"
  • Alexander Pappas
3:58
5."Every Little Thing - Live"
  • Karina Wykes
3:33
6."Jesus Loves Me - Live"
  • Laura Toggs
5:17
7."Highs & Lows - Live"Aodhan King6:20
8."P E A C E - Live"
  • Melodie Wagner
6:38
9."Days Gone By - Live"
  • Karina Wykes
3:50
10."Push/Pull - Live"
  • Alexander Epa Iosefa
  • Brooke Ligertwood
5:08
11."How Deep Is the Love - Live"
  • Melodie Wagner
  • Alexander Epa Iosefa
1:35
12."Sinking Deep - Live"
  • Aodhan King
4:05
13."First Love - Live"
  • Renee Sieff
5:25
14."Heart of God - Live" (featuring Chris Tomlin)
  • Aodhan King
  • Chris Tomlin
7:17
15."Just Jesus - Live"
  • Laura Toggs
3:34
16."Love Won't Let Me Down - Live"
  • Alexander Pappas
3:38
Total length:72:48

Studio Sessions[edit]

lll (Studio Sessions)
III (Studio Sessions) album cover.jpg
Studio album by
Released5 April 2019 (2019-04-05)[34]
Genre
Length42:42
LabelHillsong Music, Capitol CMG
Hillsong Young & Free chronology
III (Live at Hillsong Conference)
(2018)
lll (Studio Sessions)
(2019)

On 5 April 2019, an acoustic recording of the nine songs from III album was released via Hillsong Music Australia and Capitol CMG.[35][36]

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleWorship leader(s)Length
1."Let Go - Acoustic"
  • Aodhan King
  • Karina Wykes
4:07
2."Every Little Thing - Acoustic"
  • Aodhan King
3:23
3."Jesus Loves Me - Acoustic"
  • Laura Toggs
4:11
4."Highs & Lows - Acoustic"
  • Aodhan King
5:51
5."P E A C E - Acoustic"
  • Melodie Wagner
4:23
6."Days Gone By - Acoustic"
  • Karina Wykes
4:01
7."How Deep is the Love - Acoustic"
  • Aodhan King
  • Melodie Wagner
5:29
8."First Love - Acoustic"
  • Renee Sieff
4:39
9."Heart of God - Acoustic"
  • Aodhan King
6:32
Total length:42:42

Charts[edit]

Studio album

Chart (2018) Peak
position
Australian Albums (ARIA)[37] 12
Dutch Albums (Album Top 100)[38] 166
US Billboard 200[39] 131
US Christian Albums (Billboard)[40] 2

Live album

Chart (2018) Peak
position
Australian Digital Albums (ARIA)[41] 50
US Christian Albums (Billboard)[40] 40

Accolades[edit]

In 2018, it was announced that the song from III album titled Love Won't Let Me Down would be nominated for a GMA Dove Award in the Short Form Video of the Year categories.[42]

References[edit]

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