A little over a year ago, during my prayer time, God spoke to me and gave me a specific mandate for the next season of music ministry: write songs for the church. On August 31, 2018 a team of close friends and myself came together to complete the first half of that mandate by recording 10 all original worship songs live at Living Hope Church in Lexington Park, MD. To say it was a dynamic worship experience would be a gross understatement! As these songs were released into the atmosphere, God's presence was manifested to all those who were in attendance.
However, as already mentioned above, this is simply the first half of completing the ultimate goal of this project: getting these songs into the hands of the church. Every one of these songs was written with the church in mind. If a song was not going to be a great song to use during a church worship service it was not considered for this album. With that being said, we want to get these songs into the hands of worship leaders and worship pastors as soon as possible!
The major roadblock to this goal being accomplished swiftly is finances. I have taken a quality over quantity approach for this album. I'd rather release one superb song than release 3 subpar songs. Therefore, we are committed to spending whatever is necessary to ensure an exceptional, quality product is released.
Overdubs -We completed the studio portion of the background vocals for 4 of the songs on the Wednesday before the recording which leaves 6 remaining songs that have to be completed. In order to complete these songs, all 6 background singers have to travel back to Maryland. Traveling is obviously a costly expenditure as many of the singers will have to fly back into Maryland. In addition to the travel costs, we will also have to pay for the use of the studio to complete the vocals in.
Mixing- As I stated above, our team is committed to delivering a superb quality album. A huge aspect of making sure this is accomplished is mixing. Our desire is to hire the best mixing engineers in the industry to ensure that our goal is reached.
Miscellaneous- Although the two most important aspects remaining to complete are overdubs and mixing, there are still important aspects of the recording to account for such as marketing, additional music services, and studio time.
I'm so appreciative of all the support that has been given to me and the group of amazing friends that have embarked on this journey with me. It has been pleasantly overwhelming to be covered by prayer and uplifted by the encouraging words of friends, family, and supporters throughout this process. It means the world to me that others would buy into the dream that God has given me to deliver songs to the church. With your support and the help of our awesome God, I know it won't be long and this dream will indeed become a reality!
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