This album is one of the most vulnerable, yet liberating things I’ve ever stepped out and done. I faced and overcame insecurities, fears, and anxiety that I never in a million years thought I would face. There were 100+ moments where I simply wanted to throw in the towel and quit. But after a year and what seemed like forever, I completed it.
Something Real is nothing more than an offering to Jesus. The heart of it is simply to lead each and every listener to the One who changes my life every time I set my gaze upon Him. My prayer is that others would fall deeper and deeper into the love of God that has no bounds.
Madly and The One I Love are songs of intimacy; songs of unrelenting love being poured upon the feet of Jesus. Restored is an anthem for the broken and a testimony for those who daily need abounding grace from the Father. Thanks for the Blessings is a tribute to my late father who passed away in 2017; a song he wrote in the 90's.
All compiled together with a few spontaneous worship moments, these songs make up what I longed for in the beginning of the whole process:
Something of authenticity.
Faithful, True is a song about the ever-present, never ending love of God. Though words fall short 100% of the time, the verses are filled with descriptive imagery that attempts to portray the faithfulness of God's love.
"At the dusk of day when darkness overtakes the sky,
I'd rest in a love that remains until the morning light."
His promise is that He will never leave or forsake us as sons & daughters. And He is faithful & true to His word.
I Still Believe is my "heart on the table" song. 2017 was the toughest year of my life as my father passed away after a 6 month battle with cancer. It was a few months into that time when I pulled out my phone and began to type the lyrics pouring from my heart.
"Even when I can't see the healing,
I know You're still the Healer.
And even when I can't find a reason,
I know You're in control."
There are countless aspects of this life that there simply aren't answers for. But at the end of each day and the end of my life, I choose to stand and say: I Still Believe.