We recorded and filmed "Restored" yesterday. And I can't really describe how awesome it was.
A dozen singers - ages 12 to 55 - singing about their faith in Jesus Christ and His restored gospel. Each one testifying, in their own style, what they know to be true.
I called on singers of different ages, nationalities and walks of life. I told them to bring their own flare to the song. And they did.
It was incredible. THEY were incredible.
I’ve written a song about the restoration.
Ideally, it would have been out before the first of the year. But I don’t write to a schedule. I just write when I get the inspiration. And to be honest, I haven’t had a lot of that lately. ;)
I had the idea for this song in mid December. I set out to write something that isn't just about the first vision, but the impact of the first vision, and the impact of the restoration. What do we know and what do we have because of it? How are our lives different because of it?
As I've written, I've felt an extra responsibility to make it right, and so I didn't want to rush it. Last year, I wrote, recoded and filmed three songs between Thanksgiving and the New Year. But this year is different. And this song is different.
Anyway, here’s the good news:
Writing songs used to be a hobby for me. But it’s turned into much more than that. In fact, if I let it, it could be a 60-hour-a-week job, and there are days when I wonder, “Why am I doing this?!” But I know why.
If you're looking for information on the new songs that coincide with Come Follow Me 2020, here it is:
Four songs to be released on January 2nd at noon (MST):
Come Unto Christ | The Tree of Life | Liken the Scriptures | He Knows
Only two of the songs will have videos, unfortunately, but I'll put something up for all of them - even if it's just a lyric video.
Here are the song summaries:
f you read my last blog post, you'll know we've had our share of challenges lately.
In the throes of everything else that's going on, I'm trying to write a new series of songs to loosely accompany the 2020 Come Follow Me curriculum for my church, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and I'm calling the series "Another Testament of Jesus Christ."
So far, these are the 5 songs that will be released before the end of the year:
Come Unto Christ
Liken the Scriptures