Empires is the fourth studio album from Australian contemporary worship music band Hillsong United, a worship band from Hillsong Church. The album was released on 26 May 2015. Michael Guy Chislett served as the album’s producer, with vocalist Joel Houston serving as creative director and co-producer. “Touch the Sky” was released as the album’s lead single on March 2015.
Houston, who leads Hillsong’s famed worship band as well as Hillsong NYC, said that the album addresses two worlds — the “image-obsessed” world we live in and the mysterious kingdom we cannot see.
Hillsong UNITED is best known for their chart-topping songs that include “Hosanna,” “Lead Me To the Cross,” “The Stand,” and “Oceans (Where Feet May Fail).” The RIAA Platinum-selling group has also earned five GMA Dove Awards, including the coveted Artist of the Year and Song of the Year Award this year.