Well, I recorded this song in GarageBand on Saturday after it was brewing in me for a few weeks. Although I am far from qualified to talk about pregnancy first hand (having lived enough of it second hand has told me I don’t ever want to experience it first hand), I liken song writing to the gestation period. Something gets conceived in my heart or spirit, then after days, weeks, sometimes months, (and in a few cases, years), a song is birthed.
I was spurred on to put this track on my site, blemishes and all, by Meghan Arias, who just put up her own rough tune from GarageBand this morning (it’s amazing!). It will go through plenty of re-working once it gets in the hand of my band, and then again once it goes to tape under the watchful eye of producers, so you’ll most likely never hear it like this again. But I thought one of the privileges of following me on my website should include unreleased samples of music right in the initial phases of the creative process.
Obviously, this is a congregational worship tune, one written for my church. It stems from a growing burden that worship leaders would be true minstrels and prophets over their region, creating the indigenous declarations that the Holy Spirit has called them to. I love covering other music (insert your favorite Hillsong, Vineyard, Maranatha, Integrity, NewSong, Passion artist here); but I yearn for what the Bride has to say from those in Her small towns, city boroughs, mountain side villages, and outlying cities not mentioned on the top 20 largest in the US. Be true to what HE is calling you to write! And write it!
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