WORLD!!! Family, friends, human beings of all sorts! My song "Never Let Me Go" is available to own RIGHT THIS VERY MOMENT!!! How cool is that?! It's blowing my mind right now! As of this very moment, you can buy the song on iTunes, the Google Play Music Store, Amazon MP3, YouTube Music, and any other music-downloading place you could think of! It's also on Spotify which, honestly, is only cool because Spotify is popular but I don't make any money from it. Aaanyway, I would like to quickly thank some people if that's alright with you.
This song is for everyone at First Christian. I love every single one of you. The worship team, the Zombie Initiative, and everyone else, you guys are my family. I wrote this song with all of you in mind every step of the way. I pushed past nerves and insecurity to share it with you all on Sundays and Wednesdays and received nothing but love and support which I will forever be grateful for. For a while, I didn't even want to put this song out as my own because I never imagined it as mine, I have only ever seen it as ours. I hope that this song will bless you guys and that we can continue to worship our Father together each and every week as one family.
This song is for my blood family as well. Thank you to my mom and sisters for leaving the house numerous amounts of times so that I could work on recording it. You guys may not think you contributed but you certainly did. You guys inspire me more than you know! I'd also like to thank Mary Rose specifically because I mean, do you guys hear those harmonies?
This song is for my dad. He told me to change the bridge a long time ago and I think that what's there now is such an important piece to the song. For so long, it was difficult to convey to him my vision for the song but he never stopped having an open ear for what I wanted to accomplish musically and emotionally. I would never have this song sounding the way it does without him. Thank you Poppa for your unwavering support, for putting in just as much work as me in this process, and for inspiring me 24/7 to keep pursuing who I want to be in God and the kind of music I want to make.
And of course, this song is for God. That's what a worship song is, isn't it? I started working on this song probably a year ago and for the longest time, I only had the chorus. In the end, I had to experience a bit more of the pain I would be singing about to get the honest lyrics. Today, 100% by God's grace, I am through the fire that I was fighting when this song was written and I am so thankful to be able to say that. To me, this song resembles hope for a new day, for a bright future. Whatever you, reading this right now, are going through... you're gonna be free of it one day, I promise. I hope that this song will inspire you to stand tall through the hurt and that one day, you can hear the words of this song again and realize, wow, I made it through that storm. Because to me, this song is more about peace and hope than it is pain and sorrow. It's not a song saying, "I'm in such overwhelming pain but I guess God is still with me," no, this song proudly and faithfully declares, "I'm in over my head, but my God is not!" Let this song be your declaration. I say that not because I wrote it and want you to buy it and like it or whatever, I say that because I believe God gave me these words for a reason. And that reason certainly isn't to have someone's approval or some spare change. Again, I hope this song can be an encouragement to you in whatever you're going through and definitely share it with any friend or relative that you think needs to hear its message as well. Thanks a million you guys! Love you all.