April is a very successful and well known Christian singer, doing extremely well, but the fascinating thing about April is her incredible journey. April overcome extreme mental health difficulties in quite a miraculous recovery to become this incredible Christian singer. You’ll love her voice, and the journey she’s taken to get to this album is absolutely fascinating.
BBC Hereford & Worcester
April Shipton’s first full-length album Panoramic has proved extremely popular on the UK Christian music scene.
One single from the album, Journey On, reached #9 in the UK Independent Christian Chart, featured on Radio 2’s Good Morning Sunday and its extraordinary music video racked up more than 20,000 views online. Since its sensational success in 2018, April’s follow-up releases have not disappointed. Including writing from acclaimed songwriters and artists including Philippa Hanna, Andy Baker, Tom Auton, Dave Wheeler and Matt JR Hurley, each song profoundly tackles a different part of the journey through life’s mountains.
From poignant reminders of loss and disappointment, to uplifting anthems of hope and freedom, many of the album’s inspirational tunes play regularly on national Christian radio stations UCB1 and UCB2 – alongside tracks from her 2017 debut EP, Wherever You Go.
About April (cont)
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.
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.”
For new and growing Christians seeking faith-building, authentic Christian music, April Shipton is one to watch and Panoramic 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.