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Rare, In-depth NF Interview Worth Checking Out

One of the reasons Josh's 2016 interview with NF at Festival One has 350k views on Youtube is... NF doesn't do interviews. Like hardly ever. Maybe NF decided he peaked when he was interviewed by Life FM! 

Anyway, in the interview with NME, Nathan Feuerstein shares about being diagnosed with OCD, his Top 5 Eminem songs, religion, therapy and pipping Chance the Rapper to the top spot on Billboard after this latest album The Search, debuted at #1 on the Billboard Top 200 chart 6 weeks ago. If you're a fan, you'll love this interview!


Te Rautini - Tai Nui

Aaron Hardy from Te Rautini, formerly known as Link, was in studio this morning to premiere their new song Tai Nui for Maori language week. It is from their upcoming album. Their debut album which included iconic songs like 'Kia Kaha' and 'Tuhia' have been so influential throughout the church in NZ over the last few years, we can't wait to see what God will do with these new songs.


Christian songs in Te Reo Maori

Te Wiki o te Reo Māori! Māori Language week has been celebrated each year from 1975, and we've had a few listeners getting in touch asking about the te reo Maori (and some bilingual!) songs we have been highlighting this year. We've compiled a few of them for you below for you to share with friends and family - and of course, for your listening pleasure too!  Don't forget, if you'd like to get yourself in the draw for a Maori language Bible, enter below. Life FM - kia ora ai!


Win A Trip To Hang Out With Lauren Daigle!

We checked and .. you can enter if you live in NZ! How cool that it's not restricted to fans from the US! As a fundraiser for her charity, The Price Fund, Lauren Daigle is giving away the ultimate Louisiana experience. From the website: "It'll all start when you join Lauren and her band at a good old fashioned gumbo party catered by her favorite chef... her dad! You'll eat delicious food, snap great photos and get to know the woman behind the rich voice and beautiful heart. But that's not where your time together ends. Lauren will hook you up with awesome seats to her show, access to a VIP soundcheck for a Q&A session with her and will even send you home with a signed poster. Flights and hotel included." 


Music Video: Paper Cranes - Alive

This has to be our new favourite music video! Paper Cranes latest video for 'Alive' is set deep in a dreamlike forest, and the band say it "shows that sometimes unexpected journeys deliver unlikely discoveries. The ethereal beauty of the setting belies some touches of dystopia, while giving a glimpse into something hopeful and otherworldly.

Alive is about breaking out of negative patterns, and responding to the positive around you – even in hard situations."



Justin Bieber Shares About Leading Worship

After fellow attendees of his Church posted clips of the service, Justin Bieber has now posted about the experience on his Instagram. We love seeing him being open about how Jesus can use you in your vulnerabilities and insecurities! He shares:"Sang at church last night. God is pulling me through a hard season. Having trust in Jesus at your worst times is the absolute hardest. But he is faithful to complete what he started. I also want to thank my wife for being such a huge support in my life through this season.. it says in the bible count it ALL JOY when you face trials of various kinds. Sounds insane considering when u face trials u feel terrible. But if we are grateful and worship god for what we do have in that season there is so much power in that... whatever pain you are going through just keep telling yourself THIS WONT LAST! Love you guys we in this together."


for King & Country and ... Dolly Parton?


We never saw this coming, but we love it! for King & Country have announced a remix of their hit God Only Knows, featuring Dolly Parton. In a USA Today/Tennessean exclusive interview, Joel Smallbone says: "Hearing Dolly sing that chorus and those words was an out of body experience for us as writers and artists. As soon as we heard her vocals on the track, we immediately realized that this song was meant for her voice."

Dolly reflects, "When I first heard 'God Only Knows' I thought it was one of the best songs I'd ever heard. I came from a very spiritual background, and I love anything to do with inspirational songs that lift people up. I feel that this is a good song for right now, and it's so well written. I know that it touched me at a time when I needed to be lifted up."

But wait, there's more: Dolly is featured in a powerful new music video for "God Only Knows," as she and the Smallbone brothers struggle to find themselves before resigning to faith and belief. The full-length video was shot in Nashville, produced by Patrick Tohill and directed by Benjamin Smallbone. How exciting is that?! You can watch it below:

If you want to read more about the collab, Luke and Joel Smallbone discuss the details of how the collaboration came to be in their USA Today/Tennessean exclusive. You can watch that video here

NEWS SOURCE: pfa Entertainment
August 29, 2019

Cover photo courtesy of for King & Country 


Watch: Lauren Daigle Ministers at a Prison

Earlier this year Lauren Daigle posted about visiting the Ohio Reformatory for Women. Earlier today she posted about how she ministered to the inmates, telling them how much God loved them and how much He had planned for them. The video is pretty powerful viewing! Check it out below: 

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