Twenty Seven Million single out now
The song, written to raise awareness of human trafficking, stands a great chance of getting a chart placement the following week thanks to a huge buzz in the media and online social networks.
There are an estimated 27 million people caught up in human trafficking today – the highest in documented history. They are modern day slaves, victims of organised criminal activity including prostitution, migrant smuggling and child labour. Tragically, fewer than 2% of those affected are rescued.
The single supports the A21 Campaign in its mission to abolish the injustice of human trafficking by preventing trafficking, supporting survivors and prosecuting traffickers.
‘A21 is beyond excited about the release of Twenty Seven Million,’ writes Christine Caine, founder of the A21 Campaign. ‘With the help of Matt and Beth Redman and LZ7 we want this song to awaken people to the reality of human trafficking – and then inspire and empower them to rise up against injustice, and fight for freedom. It’s been said that music creates culture. Our hope is that this song will help create and enact a culture to DO SOMETHING about trafficking.’
Andy Hawthorne adds, ‘I know LZ7 and Matt and Beth Redman not just as ministry partners but as close friends. This tour and single is not just another project for them but the passion of their hearts. I’m convinced that it reflects God’s heart for the voiceless victims of trafficking, people who really do need and deserve all our support. Come to the venues, download the single and pray that in our lifetime we may even see an end to this modern day scandal.’
The single is being supported by four tour dates at Belfast Church of God (Feb 18), Manchester Audacious Church (Feb 24), Hillsong London Church (Feb 26) and Kingsgate Church Peterborough (Mar 2).
A live webcast on February 25 featured Matt and Beth Redman, and Lindz and Lucy West plus the global premiere of the official music video.