Hollie Smith and Teeks have joined forces with the Auckland Gospel Choir, to re-imagine one of New Zealand’s most beloved hymns ‘Whakaaria Mai (How Great Thou Art)’.
The track is the first single fromOffering, a collection of 12 gospel hymns performed by some of New Zealand’s top musicians including Dave Dobbyn, Tami Neilson and Don McGlashan, Stan Walker and Kimbra.
The album is out April 26thand all proceeds will go to the Salvation Army to assist those in need.
In addition to the re-imagined hymns, 12 of New Zealand’s finest painters have created an original artwork inspired by each one of the tracks. Artists include Dick Frizzell, Lisa Reihana and Max Gimblett, among others.
Hollie Smith, Teeks and the Auckland Gospel Choir Recorded at Roundhead Studios
- Produced and arranged by: Hollie Smith
- Piano: Nick Dow
- Beatboxer: King Homeboy
- Choir Conductor: Simon Matafai
- Engineered and mixed by: Nic Manders
- Mastered by: Stuart Hawkes
- Director: Tim Harper
- Producer: Murray Thom
- Videographer: Hayley Thom & Darryl Habraken
- Lighting: Chris Ruane & Jason Tidswell
- Editor: Sam Brunette
- Colour: Dave Gibson
- Audio: Nigel Foster
- Makeup: Mandy Drent
- Hair: Olivia Davies
- Photographer: Glenn Manchester