After a long year of literal blood, sweat and tears, Seacoast Worship is ready to release it's second all-original album.
It's a living, breathing thing, a recording; a huge undertaking. It has taken unspeakable hours, the sharpest of learning curves, and the most diligent dedication to make an album that would sing our hearts. Over the last months I've watched as the fellas have labored over lyrics, notes and melodies and asked each other all the questions: Is that singable? Does that make sense? Was that part distracting? How far up in the mix should that be? I've seen inspiration strike and fingers reach frantically for pens, paper and phones. I've listened as they have picked up guitars and opened the books of their hearts and let new songs fly off unwritten pages. I've been brought to tears over lyrics that stirred emotions that we all, too closely, understood. I've jumped up and down at the beauty of a harmony line, closed my eyes to soak in a guitar lick, and prayed over the process as it very intentionally unfolded.
I didn't have the privilege of singing on this album as I was on a little vocal therapy journey, but even if you never get past the titles of the new songs, you can tell we've all been on a little journey of our own. "O The Blood", "You Are Here", "Strong to Rescue", "Be Still", "You Are With Me", "Love Has Won"… can you sense it? Through each song, you might get the idea that we've been desperate for the Lord - his presence, his deliverance, his all encompassing greatness swallowing up our fear - and the truth is, we have been. As a team, we've experienced some of the highest highs and lowest lows this year. We've gained and lost, laughed and most certainly cried. The amazing thing about it is - haven't we all? Haven't all of us experienced the depth of joy that makes us want to sing "Love Has Won", the stinging pain of loss that radiates through "You Are With Me" and the desperate in-between times when He beckons us with the quiet of "Be Still"? Faithful one, "Strong to Rescue" is a picture of our hearts… and yours. We couldn't be more happy to share this journey with you. We really hope you love it as much as we do.
For more information about Seacoast Worship and our latest project "Strong to Rescue", please visit us at www.seacoastworship.org
Tara is Greg's girl, mom to two sons of thunder, a hunger fighter, big dreamer and worship pastor at seacoast church.