NASHVILLE – Reunion Records/Sony Music Entertainment announces the release of Tauren Wells‘ new solo LP Hills And Valleys. The digital-only deluxe edition features 15 songs and releases June 23. A physical version of the album, featuring 11 songs, will debut July 21. Full track listings for both album versions are below.
To create the unique combination of sounds heard throughout Hills And Valleys, Wells, a two-time GRAMMY® nominee, collaborated with a variety of seasoned producers from the musical worlds of R&B, funk, pop, Gospel, urban and AC. Working alongside Chuck Butler, Jordan Sapp, Casey Brown, Colby Wedgeworth and Bernie Herms, Wells also partnered with the production team of Chuck Harmony and Claude Kelly (Rihanna, Bruno Mars, Michael Jackson) for the deluxe edition bonus track “Supernatural.”
The deluxe edition also includes Wells’ original demo version of “God’s Not Done With You,” along with his rendition of the 1970’s hit “September,” originally recorded by Earth Wind & Fire. Wells will perform the “September” while on Lionel Richie’s All The Hits Tour.
“Hills And Valleys,” the title track from the new album and the current single, is a top five-selling track in Christian music and already climbing to the top 10 at radio. The acoustic video for the song already has nearly 3 million views.
“I am so grateful for the opportunity to release my first album as a solo artist,” Wells shares. “These songs have been inspired by God and my relationships with people. My hope was to write songs people needed to hear with lyrics we can all carry into every moment of life. The process of getting to this place was a path filled with many hills and valleys but I’ve seen the faithfulness of God in it all.”
Hills and Valleys (Digital Deluxe Edition):
1. When We Pray^
2. All About You (feat. Hollyn)*
3. Never Gonna Let Me Go*
4. Hills and Valleys*
5. Nothing But You (feat. Davies)*
7. Love Is Action***
8. Undefeated (feat. KB)**
9. All My Love***
10. God’s Not Done With You^^
13. God’s Not Done With You (original demo)^^
14. Hills and Valleys (The Hills Remix)
15. Hills and Valleys (The Valleys Version)++
Hills and Valleys (Standard Edition):
1. When We Pray
2. All About You (feat. Hollyn)
3. Never Gonna Let Me Go
4. Hills and Valleys
5. Nothing But You (feat. Davies)
7. Love Is Action
8. Undefeated (feat. KB)
9. All My Love
10. God’s Not Done With You
11. Hills and Valleys (The Valleys Version)
*produced by Chuck Butler
**produced by Casey Brown
***produced by Jordan Sapp
^produced by Colby Wedgeworth and Jordan Sapp
^^produced by Bernie Herms
+produced by Chuck Harmony and Claude Kelly
++produced by Brent Milligan
ALL THE HITS – ON TOUR WITH LIONEL RICHIE – Beginning this July Tauren Well is the opening act for Lionel Richie’s upcoming tour All The Hits with very special guest Mariah Carey. Hitting the biggest arenas in 22 markets across the U.S. and Canada, the tour kicks off July 21 in Oakland, CA and will conclude September 5 in Seattle, WA. For the most updated schedule and to purchase tickets, visit the tour page HERE.
ABOUT TAUREN WELLS: Wells, a two-time GRAMMY® nominee, debuted his first solo EP Undefeated in 2016 with the impactful single of the same name and featuring Reach Records’ rapper KB. “Undefeated” also served as the soundtrack for the internet-famous Dude Perfect’s “World Records Edition” episode on YouTube which, along with another Dude Perfect video featuring the No. 1 single “Love Is Action,” has garnered more than 75 million views combined. Additionally, “Undefeated” is licensed by Fox Sports and heard regionally during NBA coverage.
“I feel called to call greatness out of people,” the Houston native shares. “If people have spoken a low expectation of someone’s life, I want to be the voice that raises the ceiling and makes them feel like they can do something great.”