An acoustic version of “Reign in Me,” from the upcoming album “The Beauty Becoming.”
I am excited to officially announce the theme and title of my new album!
When I sat down to write material for this project, I didn’t want to write in a box or try and force an idea or direction. Instead, I decided that I would write the songs that naturally surfaced during this season: songs inspired by my own journey and community. Once the songs were complete, I could then look back and organically identify the common thread holding everything together, and that’s how I arrived at “The Beauty Becoming.”
These 11 songs all revolve around the central idea of Christ’s image increasing in us: His beauty replacing our brokenness. Surrendering ourselves, seeking more of God, seeing His Kingdom invade our world through us- these were some of the themes themes that I found not only in my songs but in my own journey as a follower of Christ. Ultimately, its a picture of sanctification.
This theme has been translated visually for the album art by my good friend and incredible artist, Josh Duren. The rose outline on the cover represents us. Beautiful in it’s original design, though rough, earthly, and imperfect. Yet it’s the image of the King in us, made possible through the sacrifice of Jesus, that restores the divine image which we were intended to bear. My hope is that this music would serve as an inspiration to abandon our brokenness in pursuit of the beauty and hope found in the Gospel, and see to it increase in us every day!
On the music side, I am preparing to record guitars and vocals! In fact, I should probably go do some vocal warm ups right now
I am so excited to share these songs with all of you!
Thanks to your amazing support, my kickstarter was fully funded! The album is underway, and I am LOVING how these 11 songs are coming together!
Check out all the details here at my Kickstarter Page.
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