Top 10 free Christian songs & albums of 2015

Free Christian music downloads

Updated for February 2015

It’s one of the pleasures of writing Christian music that listening to new Christian songs online is part and parcel of keeping up to date and staying inspired.

This is a regularly updated article of the best Christian songs (and albums) generously made available to download for free, from both established and up-and-coming Christian music artists. I’m certain they’ll become firm favourites of yours: they’re certainly on our playlist!

Before you ask, it’s not really in any specific order, although perhaps our more recent favourites are closer to the top…

Oh, and there’s a great selection of highlights from the list on this Spotify playlist – have a listen while you download! (Click here to follow the playlist).


Free Christian music downloads…

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NEW! 1. Salt Of The Sound - For A Winter's Evening
Genre: Electronic / Ambient
For A Winter's Evening is a special compilation of reflective music, comprising five tracks from our instrumental album, Meditations, Vol. 1. Our songs have been described as 'evocative and beautiful' and 'like a tranquil place where you find rest'. Perfect for times of personal reflection, as calm background music, and even (or so we've been told) to study to!
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2. Audrey Assad - Good To Me
Genre: Worship
Good To Me is Audrey Assad's first single from 2013's Fortunate Fall, and it's a beautifully simple arrangement of pure vocals, piano and light instrumentation. Definitely a song that'll stick in your head - so much so that we've also featured it in our inspiring songs for Easter! Highly recommended.
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NEW! 3. Carinthia - All My Fountains Are In You (NoiseTrade Sampler)
Genre: Acoustic / Electronic
On of my personal favourite artists, Carinthia writes beautiful instrumental tracks that use both organic instruments and are carefully embellished with electronic elements. It's quite different to a lot of Christian music, and really worth checking out. Enjoy! Oh, and if you like it, have a listen to our selection of amazing Christian meditation music.
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4. Ellie Holcomb - Collection
Genre: Singer-Songwriter
We love Ellie Holcomb's music, having featured her in a number of previous selections, including our favourite Good Friday songs: this album is an excellent free compilation of previously released music as well as a brand new song, With You Now, from her new EP of the same name.
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5. Judah & the Lion - Sweet Tennessee
Genre: Folk
Back's Against The Wall is one of our favourite songs about hope; and now Judah & The Lion's entire Sweet Tennessee EP is available as a free download from Noisetrade. This is very enjoyable folky summer music - don't miss out!
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6. River & Robots - Collection
Genre: Indie
This is a special collection of five songs from UK-based Rivers & Robots' first two albums. It's a fantastic introduction to their unique indie/folk/electronic music: a style very far removed from your typical Christian band! The track 'Fountains' is a personal favourite, and the entire release is definitely recommended.
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NEW! 7. Page CXVI - Hymns B Sides
Genre: Alternative
The music of Page CXVI truly is an embodiment of their mission statement, a band with the aim of 'making Hymns accessible and known again. They are some of the richest, most meaningful, and moving pieces of music ever written.' They've already release around 10 albums - this free sampler is a great introduction to their style!
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8. Strahan - There Will Be A Day
Genre: Folk
You may have seen Strahan's entire album Posters available on Noisetrade recently - if not, then definitely don't miss out on his latest single There Will Be A Day. Mellow and reflective folk music with some truly beautiful vocal harmonies, this is an awesome track.
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NEW! 9. Pilgrim - Pilgrim
Genre: Electronic
Looking for some Christian music that really doesn't fit the mould, then look no further than Pilgrim. Citing influences in glam, new wave, and trip-hop, this is a diverse collection of tracks that's definitely worth a listen to, even just to hear something very different. Plus - the whole album is free!
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10. The Jellyrox - Rebel Tide (Coffee House Version)
Genre: Acoustic
This is a chilled out acoustic version of one of my favourite tracks from The Jellyrox's recent EP Embellish. While the summery Owl City-esque electro-pop sounds of the full release come highly recommended, there is something refreshing about the stripped back guitar arrangement alongside Matt Langston's strong vocal performance.
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And some highlights from 2014 – still online, still free!

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BONUS. The Good Christian Music Blog - Summer Mixtape (vol. 1)
Genre: Various
The Good Christian Music Blog has put together a fantastic summer showcase of 15 Christian songs of all genres - and it's totally free to download! Stephen Bradley, who runs the blog, writes 'If there are genres on here that you wouldn't usually listen to, don't just skip past them, try hearing something new!'.
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BONUS. Young Oceans - NoiseTrade Sampler
Genre: Alternative / Experimental
Young Oceans are one of the bands who are really pushing boundaries with their music, while still retaining the accessibility that is important in Christian music. This sampler, featuring a selection of six songs from various releases, is a fantastic introduction to their music.
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BONUS. Matt Tinsley - Water & Stone (Acoustic EP)
Genre: Alternative / Acoustic
I was introduced to Matt Tinsley's music through the CMB Podcast (well worth checking out if you are a Christian musician), and have been enjoying his guitar-led folk/alternative songs since. This laid-back live set is a wonderful accompaniment to the studio EP. I'm already looking forward to continuing to hearing more of his music!
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Disagree with this selection, or got any suggestions for us? Please do leave a comment with your thoughts below – this list is updated every month and we always love hearing great new Christian music!

posted by Ben Tatlow on February 3, 2015 in Inspiration

  • natefancher

    Thanks for the shout out man! Great list by the way…

    • http://saltofthesound.com/ Salt Of The Sound

      Thanks Nate!

  • Stephen Bradley

    Great article guys, some good finds and nice variety. Good taste. Plus, thanks for the shout out!

    • http://saltofthesound.com/ Salt Of The Sound

      Cheers, thanks for stopping by!

  • glee marie Boc

    Thanks for posting this article. I got new songs to listen to and the music is very great too. <3

    • http://saltofthesound.com/ Salt Of The Sound

      Thanks! Really glad lad you like the songs :)

  • Brandon Roberts

    nice always looking for christian artists and p.s looking to make my own christian group set up to fighting moral injustices and fighting to get back our freedom any one want to join

  • D’Andre

    Does anyone by chance know which band or artist sings this song…Our hearts beat for you Our heart bleeds for you?

    • http://saltofthesound.com/ Salt Of The Sound

      Hey there – could the song you’re thinking of be John Mark McMillan’s ‘Heart Bleeds’?