April has some incredible stories to tell and some very deep and meaningful lyrics. [The Hay Festival 2017 was] possibly one of our best recording/roadshows ever.
Presenter of BBC Introducing in Hereford & Worcester
April Shipton’s long-awaited debut EP Wherever You Go combines catchy, upbeat rock anthems with delicate piano ballads to create the ultimate blend of contemporary Christian music.
Her music has proved extremely popular with national Christian radio stations UCB1 and UCB2; 3 of the 6 songs from the EP play regularly on their playlists. The final track Thirteen (Safe From Slavery) sparked local and national media attention when it was first released as a single in 2016 to raise awareness of human trafficking in the UK. April has committed to donate £1 of every sale of Wherever You Go to the charity Safe From Slavery, who provide Christian rehabilitation to women rescued from sex-trafficking in the UK.
April’s songwriting is as skilled as it is heartfelt. She is no stranger to struggles, having suffered with anorexia and depression as an adolescent, but she experienced the mighty power of Jesus when a Christian friend prayed for her healing, and her mental health problems stopped immediately. Her testimony and songs are a powerful combination which she brings together during her acclaimed performances, including on the BBC stage at the internationally renowned Hay Festival of Literature and the Arts in 2017.
About April (cont)
BBC Introducing’s Hereford and Worcester presenter Andrew Marston said, “April has some incredible stories to tell and some very deep and meaningful lyrics. A rising star on the local scene, with inspiring songs from somebody who just wants to help others.” His words reflect the profound response April has received from listeners across the UK and beyond. Reviews on social media have been unanimously 5 stars, and recommendations include: “You are a wonderful inspiration to so many.”
Wherever You Go contains messages about self-belief, faith, a healing mother-daughter relationship, and redemption in Jesus. Its overarching theme is simple: if you doubt God could use you because you don’t feel good enough, you’re in for the adventure of a lifetime.
For new and growing Christians seeking faith-building, authentic Christian music, April Shipton is one to watch and her debut EP is a must-add to your playlist.
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A beautiful, soulful voice.
I’ve had the great privilege of working with April on a song to raise money for charity, so I know she is a passionate and talented songwriter. She cares about every phrase, every rhyme, every note – and her sole focus through everything she does is to bring glory to God.
Singing Coach, BA(Hons) Musical Theatre Graduate
Music with a Mission
Music is an incredibly powerful tool. It can stir up emotions, deepen relationships, trigger memories, influence decisions. It can affect how you feel about the future, your outlook on life and even your self-worth.
So consider the huge implications of the messages you feed on daily through the songs you listen to. What is the soundtrack to your life? Is it encouraging, empowering and thought-provoking – or could it actually be harming you?
Give yourself a music M.O.T; check yourself for signs of emotional decay or mental damage. Then go through your music library and ditch anything that does not “fill your mind with things that are good… noble, pure.” (Philippians 4:8).
As a Christian musician, my goal is to sing life-giving lyrics; get the Bible off the shelf and into our everyday lives where it can get stuff done.
Today, you can renew your mind. Starting with your playlist.
My mission is to enable true, authentic worship through three core values: