Known (song)

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"Known"
Known by Tauren Wells (Music Video Version Cover).jpg
Single by Tauren Wells
from the album Hills and Valleys
ReleasedJune 23, 2018 (2018-06-23)[1]
FormatDigital download
Recorded2017
GenreChristian rock, Christian pop, worship
Length3:21[2]
LabelReunion
Songwriter(s)
  • Ethan Hulse
  • Tauren Wells
  • Jordan Sapp[3]
Producer(s)Jordan Sapp
Tauren Wells singles chronology
"When We Pray"
(2017)
"Known"
(2018)
"God's Not Done With You"
(2019)
Music video
"Known" on YouTube

"Known" is a song by American Christian rock and pop artist Tauren Wells. The song was released as the fifth single from his 2017 album Hills And Valleys on June 23, 2018.[4] The song peaked at No. 3 on the US Hot Christian Songs chart, becoming his fourth Top 10 single from that chart. It departed from the chart after 39 weeks.[5] The song is played in a D-flat major key, and 78 beats per minute.[6] It became his second Christian Airplay No. 1.

It was nominated for the 2019 Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song.[7] It was also nominated for Top Christian Song at the 2019 Billboard Music Awards.[8]

Background[edit]

"Known" was released on June 23, 2018, as the fifth single from his debut studio album, Hills And Valleys.[9] The song was inspired by a quote from Timothy Keller, saying, “to be loved and not known is comforting but superficial, to be known but not loved is our greatest fear. But to be fully known and fully loved is a lot like being loved by God.”[1]

Music video[edit]

A music video for the single "Known" was released on June 30, 2018.[10] The visual features Wells performing the track on stage.[11]

Track listing[edit]

CD release[12]
  1. "Known" – 3:18
  2. "Known (Lead Sheet (Medium Key)" – 3:18
  3. "Known (Vocal Demonstration)" – 3:16
  4. "Known (High Key With Background Vocals)" – 3:16
  5. "Known (High Key Without Background Vocals)" – 3:16
  6. "Known (Medium Key With Background Vocals)" – 3:16
  7. "Known (Medium Key Without Background Vocals)" – 3:16
  8. "Known (Low Key With Background Vocals)" – 3:16
  9. "Known (Low Key Without Background Vocals)" – 3:16
  • Digital download[13]
  1. "Known" – 3:18
  • Digital download (Music Video Version)[14]
  1. "Known" – 3:14

Charts[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Known - Tauren Wells". iTunes. iTunes. June 23, 2018. Retrieved August 27, 2018.
  2. ^ "Known - Tauren Wells on Spotify". Spotify. Spotify. June 23, 2018. Retrieved August 27, 2018.
  3. ^ "Known Tauren Wells (Known)". PraiseCharts. PraiseCharts. June 23, 2018. Retrieved August 27, 2018.
  4. ^ "Hills and Valleys (Deluxe Edition) - Tauren Wells". iTunes. June 23, 2017. Retrieved August 27, 2018.
  5. ^ "Known - Tauren Wells Chart History". Billboard. February 19, 2018. Retrieved March 25, 2019.
  6. ^ "Key & BPM for Known by Tauren Wells". Tunebat. June 23, 2018. Retrieved August 27, 2018.
  7. ^ Lynch, Joe (December 7, 2018). "Grammys 2019 Nominees: The Complete List". Billboard. Retrieved December 7, 2018.
  8. ^ Warner, Denise. "Cardi B Leads 2019 Billboard Music Awards Nominations With 21". Billboard.com. Retrieved March 4, 2019.
  9. ^ "Known - Tauren Wells - From the Album Hills and Valleys". Amazon. June 30, 2018. Retrieved August 27, 2018.
  10. ^ "Tauren Wells - Known (Official Music Video)". YouTube. June 30, 2018. Retrieved August 27, 2018.
  11. ^ "Tauren Wells Releases Music Video for Known". JesusWired. July 6, 2018. Retrieved August 27, 2018.
  12. ^ "Known Tauren Wells, Daywind". DayWind.com. Retrieved August 27, 2018.
  13. ^ "Known - Tauren Wells TIDAL". Tidal. Retrieved August 27, 2018.
  14. ^ "Known (Music Video Version) - Single". iTunes. Retrieved August 27, 2018.
  15. ^ "Tauren Wells Chart History (Christian AC)". Billboard. Retrieved December 17, 2018.
  16. ^ "Tauren Wells Chart History (Christian Airplay)". Billboard. Retrieved December 17, 2018.
  17. ^ "Tauren Wells Chart History (Hot Christian Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved February 12, 2019.
  18. ^ "Tauren Wells Chart History (Christian AC Indicator)". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved November 6, 2018.
  19. ^ "Christian Airplay - Year-End 2018 - Billboard". Retrieved December 4, 2018.
  20. ^ "Hot Christian Songs – Year-End 2018". Billboard. Retrieved December 4, 2018.