CAROLINE COBB HIGHLIGHTS BIBLICAL STORY OF JESUS IN A KING & HIS KINDNESS ALBUM Releasing Today
“…confronted with the real Jesus, indifference is not a viable option”
– Caroline Cobb
Companion “Who Is This Jesus” Video Releases
Acclaimed singer, songwriter Caroline Cobb releases her fourth album, A King & His Kindness, to streaming, digital and retail outlets worldwide today (Oct. 1), distributed exclusively by Integrity Music. The recording zooms in on the heart of Jesus and is rich with biblical imagery, intimate arrangements and poetic lyrics meant to help the Church rehearse and remember God’s Story.
“In this song, I wanted to drop into scenes from the life of Jesus, employing John the disciple’s perspective,” shares Cobb. “I wanted to tremble with John at Jesus’s transfiguration and baptism… wonder at His compassion and miraculous power… feel the disciple’s tender sorrow as he experiences the Last Supper and sees his friend take the cross. Seeing Jesus up-close like John did forces us to ask ourselves: ‘Who is this?’ Just like John, we can’t remain indifferent to Him after all we have seen. Who do I say He is? Who do you say He is?”
Produced by Isaac Wardell (Josh Garrels, Sandra McCracken) and featuring Tyler Chester (Madi Cunningham, Switchfoot), gospel trio Resound (Lauren Daigle), Taylor Leonhardt (Mission House) and Sean Carter (People & Songs), A King & His Kindness is the fourth in an anthology of albums that builds on Cobb’s acclaimed Story-telling projects A Seed, A Sunrise (2020), A Home & a Hunger (2017) and the Blood + the Breath (2013). Each album traces a biblical theme from creation to Christ’s return, with every song parachuting into a different scene from scripture.
“My last three albums were more sweeping and panoramic, taking a wide-angle view of the biblical Story, tracing a theme all the way from Genesis to Revelation. Over the past few years, I’ve been eager to zoom in, to get up-close to the person that the whole Story hinges on: Jesus,” shares Cobb.
Along with “Who Is This Jesus,” “Your Heart Was Set” is an intimate portrait of Jesus, exploring both his real, human suffering and his divinity, prompting listeners to wonder, “Who is this and how can this be?” Songs like “Jesus, Full of Compassion” and “Find Rest (Matthew 11),” the latter premiered by Worship Leader, place the listener inside the gospel stories, warmly inviting listeners into a relationship with a loving and personal God. In contrast, “Turn the Tables,” “Come After Me,” and “Let It Be So with Your Church” challenge consumerism and status quo Christianity, urging listeners to take seriously Jesus’ call to pick up their cross and live as “true followers.”
“In writing and recording these songs, I’ve loved getting up-close with the person of Jesus and seeing myself in these stories,” continues Cobb. “But it’s been challenging too: when we are confronted with the real Jesus, indifference is not a viable option. We must respond. Charles Spurgeon said that ‘if Christ be anything, He must be everything.’ My prayer is that these songs will make Jesus more real to us – in all His humanity and divinity, compassion and kingship – and that we would respond by casting aside our indifference and casting our whole lives on Him.”
Playing her new music and fan favorites on the road, Cobb’s current tour schedule follows:
Oct 8-11 | Hutchmoot Homebound (digital) | Tickets
Oct 13 | Covington, KY | House Show | Tickets
Oct 14 | Hamilton County Justice Center (private)
Oct 15 | Arlington Heights, IL | Orchard Women’s Event | Tickets
Oct 17 | Chicago, IL | Community Fellowship | Tickets
Nov 4 | Charlotte, NC | House Show | Tickets
Nov 5 | Raleigh, NC | New Life Camp Facility | Tickets
Nov 6 | Mt. Pleasant, SC | First Baptist
Nov 7 | Dallas, TX | CD Release Show! | Tickets
Dec 11 | Ovilla, TX | Advent Concert | Tickets
Dec 12 | Lindale, TX | FBC Christmas Concert | Tickets
About Caroline Cobb:
In 2011, singer-songwriter Caroline Cobb gave herself a goal to write a song for every book of the Bible in a year. That year of writing set in motion a passion to tell the stories of scripture through music, with imagination, artistry and faithfulness to the text. Her forthcoming album, A King & His Kindness, zooms in on the person of Jesus and builds on her previous Story-telling projects A Seed, A Sunrise (2020), the Blood + the Breath (2013) and a Home & a Hunger (2017), the latter being named among “The Best Albums of the 2010s” by The Gospel Coalition. Featured by Christianity Today, The Rabbit Room, The Gospel Coalition, Doxology & Theology, Risen Motherhood and more, Cobb has been compared to Rich Mullins, Andrew Peterson, Sandra McCracken and Ellie Holcomb. She and her husband live in Dallas, TX with their three children Ellie, Harrison and Libby.
About Integrity Music:
Integrity Music is part of the David C. Cook family, a nonprofit global resource provider serving the Church with life-transforming materials. With offices in Nashville, Tennessee (US) and Brighton, West Sussex (UK), Integrity is committed to taking songs of substance to the local church and its leaders around the world.
Integrity publishes many of the top songs in the Church, including “Great Are You Lord,” “Revelation Song,” “Open The Eyes Of My Heart,” “In Christ Alone,” “10,000 Reasons,” “Here I Am To Worship,” “The Lion And The Lamb,” “Great I Am,” and “We Believe,” among others. Integrity Music artists include Matt Redman, Lincoln Brewster, Darlene Zschech, Leeland, William McDowell, Paul Baloche, Jon Egan, David and Nicole Binion, Sandra McCracken, Selah, Gas Street Music (UK), Kees Kraeynoord (Netherlands), ICF Church (Switzerland), Matt Marvane (France), and InSalvation (Netherlands), along with newer artists Thrive Worship, Local Sound, Sarah Kroger, Nashville Life Music, Celtic Worship (UK), and Village Lights. Additional information is available at www.integritymusic.com.