Bethel Music’s Hunter Thompson Releases 5-Track EP ‘Swan Song’

Bethel Music's Hunter Thompson Releases 5-Track EP Swan Song

Bethel Music, the worship ministry of Redding, CA-based Bethel Church, releases the first digital EP from artist Hunter Thompson, ‘Swan Song’ on 2nd December.

‘Swan Song’ contains five original tracks with engaging arrangements, poignant lyrics and haunting melodies. Moved by the metaphor of a swan’s last exhale before leaving this life, Hunter’s crafted lyrics and soundscapes explore the paradox that life is a vapor, while being ever connected to eternity. Marked by phrases such as “May I sing as if these words would be my last…,” the album takes an honest stance toward what it means to remain unreserved in love even when life’s circumstances try to convince us otherwise.

Hunter’s songs are raw, vulnerable and ultimately hopeful. Declaring “at the end of my days, I’ll look back and I’ll say, it’s worth it just to love You, worth it just to love You…,” the album’s overall tone is reminiscent of David in the Psalms, reflecting themes of resilience and rising again. In its entirety, the project is a powerful acknowledgement of who we are and who we become, not in spite of pain, but through it.

“This record is for those who have withstood the test of time and have chosen to stay the course,” shares Hunter in the dedication found in his album liner notes. “We have fought a noble fight; we have fallen, but kept crawling forward. We’ve been misunderstood, and some of us have been broken. To all of you, may your ears be met by a familiar voice, and may your heart have permission to give it one more try.”

Taking his new music to cities around the country, Hunter, along with Bethel Music’s Jeremy Riddle, Amanda Cook, Kristene DiMarco, William Matthews and more, are currently on the road for Bethel Worship Nights with California stops in San Diego, Riverside, Los Angeles, Fresno and the Bay Area remaining. For more info visit: http://bethelmusic.com/worshipnights.

“Our events are not just about singing worship songs, but also engaging in ministry time as well,” says Joel Taylor, Director of Bethel Music. “We are partnering with each city to press in and experience God’s presence that we believe is shifting spiritual atmospheres and touching hearts in radical ways.”

Track List:

Song of David – written by Hunter Thompson

Maranatha – written by Hunter Thompson, Gabriel Wilson, Austin Williamson

Firm Foundation – written by Hunter Thompson, Paul Arend

To Love You Rightly – written by Hunter Thompson

Swan Song – written by Hunter Thompson, Daniel MacKenzie, Gabriel Wilson

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