Benjamin Hastings Essentials
Any artist attempting to convey the infinite love and mystery of God has a tough job; this is precisely why Benjamin Hastings’ songs are so moving. The 2017 hit “So Will I (100 Billion X)” is career-defining for Hillsong UNITED in large part because of how the Northern Ireland-born musician’s supple tenor and cosmic poetry desperately attempt to grasp what is fundamentally ungraspable. Hastings’ singular gift shapes many of the anthems he has helped create for the Hillsong community since the mid-2010s. It has also carried over to solo singles like 2022’s “Anyway” that are significantly more intimate and scaled-down sonically.