The new 7 track mini album ‘Deconstruction Vol. 1’, from Ian Yates releases Friday 22ndMarch. Featuring the singles ‘Blackout’, ‘Belly Of The Beast’, ‘Hope Beyond Hope’, and ’Deconstruction’ which received glowing reviews from critics and journalists.
‘Belly Of The Beast’ and ‘Hope Beyond Hope’ both received 10/10 reviews from Tony Cummings at UK’s Cross Rhythms. Hope Beyond Hope featured in CCM Magazine’s ‘Best Thing I Heard Today’ in the USA, while ‘Deconstruction’ featured in Spotify’s official ‘New Indie and Alternative’ playlist.
Ian is a Christian worship leader and songwriter from Liverpool, UK. He leads musical worship at his home church Bootle Elim, and is married to Kate. They have 3 young children, Jackson, Elijah and Abiah.
September 2016 saw the release of Ian’s 4th album, (his 3rd on 7Core Music) Awaken To Love’ to rave reviews, and included ‘No Longer I’ co-written with Matt Redman, and the UK Step Fwd chart number 1 single ‘Highwire’.
Awaken To Love is, quite frankly, a refreshing take on praise, worship, testimony, and encouragement.
Chris Major -The Christian Beat 4.6/5
The record feels genuine from start to finish and holds the attention of the listener while still inviting them to get lost in well-crafted moments of worship.
Caitlin Lassiter -New Release Today 4/5
This album is track after track of pure quality.Jono Davies -Louder Than The Music 5/5To my mind, Ian Yates is one of the best British worship leaders and songwriters and is up there with the Redman’s and Hughes’.
Tony Cummings -Cross Rhythms 10/10