Check out the HIF Facebook Page
Follow HIF on Twitter
Watch videos from HIF on YouTube.
Back to the home page.
Search the artist database.
Your chance to win is a click away.
Get a free song every week.
Want a free song every week?
Sign up now
9/20/2012 - Esterlyn Releases New Worship Album Woven
Boise, Idaho-based worship band Esterlyn released their brand new album, titled Woven, this week with VSR Music Group/EMI CMG Distribution. Woven is the follow up to their 2010 album Call Out, which featured the hit single “Freedom Is Here” that was top 10 on Air1 for 23 weeks and one of the most played songs for 2011.
Esterlyn’s goal for this new project, which is packed full of upbeat and powerful worship tunes, is to remind listeners that God has an amazing purpose for each of our lives. “Much of Woven was directly inspired by the book of Psalms,” shares frontman and guitarist Luke Caldwell. “We are God’s tapestry and He is the artist. These songs are about God’s character. We want to share with these new songs that in the midst of hardship and pain, we can trust that He has our best interest in mind.”
The message of the album’s first radio single, "Everyday Your Love Is New," follows that theme, sharing about experiencing God’s love in a new way every day. Instead of dwelling on disappointments, this song is meant to help listeners remember that His love is not determined by our performance.
"What a joy to be able to write songs that have the ability to bring us into the presence of the Creator of the universe,” expresses Caldwell. “I am so thankful for an opportunity to worship and praise the King of Kings. Honestly, our goal going into this record was to simply let this be an offering to the One who has given us life.”
The members of Esterlyn currently lead worship for a congregation of 7,000 people at Calvary Chapel Boise in Boise, ID, and are already integrating many of the songs from Woven into their worship services. The band is also touring the new project.
Woven song listing:
3. Everyday Your Love Is New
4. Praise The Lord
5. We Exalt You
9. Psalm 23
10. How Great Is Your Love
11. God Of Compassion
12. You Are The Way
7/19/2011 - Esterlyn Takes to the Streets of Amsterdam to Share the Message of Christ
Esterlyn, the unique four-piece worship band hailing from Boise, Idaho, has always had one mission - to use their music as a straightforward message to touch lives and to provide encouragement for the hearts of God's people. With their current VSR Music Group/EMI Music Distribution project titled Call Out, which released last summer, they are doing just that.
Esterlyn recently took time off from touring to spend an entire month in The Netherlands to share their faith on the streets primarily in Amsterdam's Red Light District. During their time there, the band shared their faith on the streets while playing music and giving away bibles and hundreds of CD's, all in hopes of the bringing the message of their faith to the people in the area.
During their stay, Esterlyn's Luke Caldwell shared this post on the band's website, "It has definitely been stretching my comfort zone to just set up in the piazzas and start singing. We have been amazed to be able to share and pray with prostitutes and even give them bibles. It amazes me that we as Christians have the answers to the fulfillment so many people are searching for...we pray God continues to gives us boldness as we go out each day and night seeking to serve and save those who are lost in their sin. God really offers us freedom." Now that they are back in the U.S., based from the experience of this the band is on fire more than ever to minister to those who are hurting.
While back in the states, Esterlyn is getting some serious radio airplay. The band's version of the Hillsong United song "Freedom is Here" is currently hitting the CHR airwaves, with 13 weeks of charting and is also spinning on Air1. The single is releasing to AC markets this week. You can watch the powerful "Freedom is Here" music video here.
Never a band to sit still, while Esterlyn prepares for another mission trip in September to Mexico, they are currently on tour and throughout the fall. For the most updated tour dates, visit their website's tour page.
For even more information about the band, please visit Esterlyn.com.
7/22/2010 - Esterlyn Releases Sophomore Project, Call Out, July 27th
Esterlyn, the unique four-piece worship band from Boise, Idaho, is set to release their new CD, titled Call Out, July 27th courtesy of VSR Music Group. Call Out, which combines various musical elements with straightforward yet heartfelt messages within their songs, Esterlyn hopes their music touches lives and provides encouragement for the hearts of God’s people.
With Call Out, Esterlyn also desires to capture the essence of true transparency through genuine faith while sharing messages of complete openness to God. An early review of the album has stated, "Through the album suddenly you find your heart and mind being drawn to the attributes of God's character. You are taken heavenward and it's simply beautiful."
When Tenth Avenue North's Ruben Juarez was asked his opinion of the new album, he stated, “Musically alluring. Sonically pleasing. This is a great record carrying a message of hope, promise, and the freedom we're given when we are in Christ. Call Out is sure to bring you into His presence.”
Call Out was produced by Ken Mary, President of VSR Music Group, Paramore's Jon Howard, and Luke Caldwell, Esterlyn's lead vocalist. As an incentive, the eight new songs on Call Out wil be available for only $5 everywhere music is sold. Call Out follows in the footsteps of their debut CD, Lamps and the EP Mending The Meaning.
"Call Out," the first single off the project and is now at AC radio, is about complete surrender and simply “calling out” to God through any and every situation. The song was penned by Caldwell and Howard, along with Nick Departee of the band Kutless.
Departee describes the song as “One of those songs you feel special just to be a part of. It's a refreshing reminder that even at our worst, God is patiently waiting for us to lift our voices and lives to Him. In a world full of failure we serve a God who is faithful and is always listening."
Jon Howard comments, “'Call Out' was the result of a great conversation amongst friends and the encouragement that God so faithfully gives us in fellowship.
"I hope this song means as much to the listener as it does to me," he continues. "The heart of Esterlyn really comes though on this record. These songs are genuine. They speak the truth of God and are overall good for the soul.”
Another highlight found on Call Out is "Now You're Found," a favorite of Luke Caldwell, lead singer of Esterlyn. Written from Jesus’ perspective, the song sings of the importance of laying our burdens and struggles at His feet.
"Esther," the standout track that was inspired by a story in Caldwell’s family, takes the story of his adopted niece that not only inspired the band name, but gave the band purpose by showing the power of God’s love to change a person’s life.
In preparation for the CD release, Esterlyn has been touring across the nation and appearing at all the major summer festivals, along with leading worship for Acquire The Fire events. The band is also anticipating the “Open Your Heart Tour” with Pastor Bob Caldwell this fall. The tour's goal is to challenge churches to reach out into their communities and beyond to bring them the knowledge of Jesus Christ.
As a band, Esterlyn wants to show how precious every created being is, as well as truly make a change in peoples’ lives. Through their music and touring, and through their support of Chapelmissions.com, Caldwell states, “We are just four simple guys who love Jesus and want to make a difference through our lives and our music. We pray these simple songs will bring you into the presence of the one and only King Jesus Christ. He is the reason we sing!”
The Call Out song listing is as follows:
1. Call Out
2. Can't Miss This
3. Now You're Found
4. Freedom is Here
5. El Shaddai
6. The Lord is Good
© 2013 HEAR IT FIRST