|NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Multi-platinum selling Phil Vassar reminds us, all I'm asking for is love, on "This is God." The re-imagined song is emotionally-charged with Vassar's meticulous piano melodies complimenting his haunting verses that echo a warning for God’s creation to permanently unite in peace and love.
Hey, this is God
Can I please have your attention
There's a need for intervention
Man, I'm disappointed in what I'm seeing
Yeah, this is God
You fight each other in my name
Treat life like it's a foolish game
I'd say you've got the wrong idea
Oh all I'm asking for is love
I've seen you hurt yourselves enough
Oh I've been waiting for a change in you
First released in 2003, "This is God" was a Top 20 hit for Vassar, peaking at No. 17 on Billboard's 'Hot Country Songs' chart. The Christian Broadcasting Network exclusively premiered the re-recorded track writing, "Phil has taken the favorite of 17 years and updated the sound with even more layers of instruments, while his velvety and sometimes gritty vocals easily fly from deep bass notes into tenor heights. (CBN.com/ Kimberly Carr)"
Here's what reviewers are saying...
"'This is God' has been one of my favorite songs ever since I first heard it, and I'm so glad Phil is bringing it back during these troubled times. It's a poignant lyric that challenges the listener and Phil's stellar voice has never sounded more passionate and commanding. We've often heard it said that 'Music is medicine,' and 'This is God' is a strong dose of what we need right now." - Deborah Evans Price, contributor, Billboard
"Vassar has given the song a new life and recently re-recorded the track in response to everything happening in the world. In this more expansive and melodic rendition, the song’s message is still clear: love always reigns supreme." - Tina Benitez-Eves, American Songwriter
2020 marks an important anniversary for Vassar, 20 years since his first No. 1 single, "Just Another Day in Paradise," was released. To celebrate, Vassar released his long-awaited 10th studio album, Stripped Down. The album's effortless production puts the songs front and center. It features songs written over the past 20 years but never-before recorded and new music, including “This is Where The End Starts”, co- written with daughter, Haley Vassar and Vassar's take on "Postmarked Birmingham," a hit he wrote for Blackhawk. Click HERE to download.
"Phil Vassar is a Nashville Songwriting and Performing legend and you can see why with his touching new song 'This is God.' Vassar gives voice to faith and humanity through song and acknowledging these turbulent times we all live in." - Eric Dahl, Maverick Magazine
In addition to the new album, Vassar's T.V. series Phil Vassar's Songs from the Cellar launched on the Circle Network. The weekly series, produced by NashPhil Cellars and The Nice Kids, featured all-star celebrity guests including Mike Tyson, Cam, Carrot Top, Jessie James Decker and more. The second season will be available this fall. For more information on Phil Vassar's Songs from the Cellar visit SongsFromTheCellar.com and follow the show on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
ABOUT PHIL VASSAR
Phil Vassar's reign of signature songs include 10 No. 1 singles and 26 Top 40 hits, including Carlene, Just Another Day in Paradise, Six-Pack Summer, When I Love You, and many more. Vassar was racking up hits on the radio long before he even began his own recording career that has seen the release of nine albums, two ASCAP Songwriter of the Year trophies, ACM’s Top New Male Vocalist and sold-out shows across the country. Vassar's songwriting career blossomed in the mid-’90s when he landed a publishing contract with EMI and penned hits for Collin Raye (Little Red Rodeo), Alan Jackson (Right on the Money), Tim McGraw (My Next Thirty Years, For a Little While), Jo Dee Messina (Bye Bye, Alright), and Blackhawk (Postmarked Birmingham). He signed a record deal of his own with Arista in 1998 and was named ASCAP's Country Songwriter of the Year in 1999 and 2001. 2019-2020 marks 20 years of hits for Vassar and to celebrate he released his 10th album, “Stripped Down” in January 2020.
For more information on Phil Vassar, visit PhilVassar.com and follow him on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.