Phil Wickham & Brandon Lake Call on the ‘People of Heaven’ to Celebrate Eternal Life

Posted on Friday, December 8, 2023 by Lindsay Williams

New Song Feature: "People of Heaven" Phil Wickham & Brandon Lake

Ahead of their buzzworthy “Summer Worship Nights” tour earlier this year, Phil Wickham and Brandon Lake joined forces for “People of Heaven,” a brand new song that sets our sights on eternity. The worship powerhouses closed each of the summer’s 16 shows with the electric celebration of the hereafter complete with blinding sprays of rainbow-colored confetti.

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“Y’all, it’s a praise party and a joy bomb all rolled into one,” the duo describes of the one-off single they wrote in an hour’s time in advance of their arena trek, on which they shared co-billing.

The song’s thoughtful lyrics declare: “Saved and set apart / Ashes into art / Children of the King / Every promise kept / Only hope ahead / Lift your heart and sing.” Together with concertgoers in cities across the country, Wickham and Lake dove headfirst into the seminal line of the chorus with a unified cry: “We’re gonna live forever!”

The hitmakers, who also co-headlined Air1’s inaugural Worship Now Live at Red Rocks event in October, have already revealed plans to reunite for round two of the “Summer Worship Nights” tour in 2024. In the meantime, they will each launch massive headlining jaunts next year with Wickham commandeering the “I Believe Tour,” featuring special guests Pat Barrett and Benjamin William Hastings; and Lake helming the “Tear Off The Roof Tour,” introducing newcomer DOE to audiences along the way.

Their individual live outings follow freshly minted albums from both artists: Wickham’s “I Believe” and Lake’s “Coat of Many Colors.” 

The two longtime friends are wrapping a phenomenal year, which saw them both release new music and accrue a stack of impressive accolades, including the first K-LOVE Fan Awards of their respective careers. At the 10th annual ceremony, Wickham won Book Impact for his bestselling devotional, “On Our Knees: 40 Days to Living Boldly in Prayer.” Meanwhile, Lake walked away the evening’s biggest winner, taking home a trophy for Male Artist of the Year, as well as Song of the Year and Worship Song of the Year honors for “Gratitude.”

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