Bryan & Katie Torwalt Releases Their New Christmas EP
Jesus Culture's Bryan & Katie Torwalt have released their new Christmas EP. "Christmas" as it is titled, features three classic Christmas songs along with a revisited version of "Emmanuel (God With Us Forever)," originally from their 2016 project "Champion."
"We ended up binge listening to Christmas music pretty much the whole month of June this year as we selected what songs to go on the EP," shares Bryan & Katie. "We love Christmas music so much that it was really hard to narrow it down. In the end we went with some classics that make us smile every time we hear them, and we loved getting to sing them. We kept the songs in that classic 50s and 60s sound with lots of strings, choir, upright bass and Christmas bells. We wanted to create Christmas music that we would want to listen to, a sound that reminded us of everything we love about Christmas."
The worship leaders and songwriters, Bryan and Katie, have a strong passion for people to encounter God and come to Jesus which is reflected in the new project.
"The beautiful thing about Christmas time is that everything points to God and his Kingdom," they explain. "The birth of Jesus is at the center, and it’s incredible how our awareness of Him increases during the Christmas season, but even the acts of kindness and generosity, or emphasis on family are all in the heart of God. We hope our music brings joy in moments when people need it, and that people would become more aware of God, who is relentlessly good in the middle of it all."
The duo is set to open for JOHNNYSWIM at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center in Nashville this December where fans will be able to hear the songs from this collection. The couple is also on tour during November with Phil Wickham on the "Singalong Tour."
Purchase the new EP here.