Download the MP3 album here.
I’ve waited a long time for a record from Jon Thurlow. The fact that it’s just piano (a real one at that!) and voice is even better. From the first notes to the last it’s an act of worship and a work of art. What a great offering to Jesus.
My favorite track right now is “Equality with God.” It has a chorus that cuts you to the heart with lyrics like, “And it’s the very same thing that cast the devil from Your presence / The very same thing that tripped up Adam and Eve / And it’s the very same thing that I struggle with inside of me…” The vulnerability of saying, “Hey, this is something I struggle with, too…I’m not perfect” is so refreshing and reminds us that, “No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man.” (1 Corinthians 10:13).
Musically, the mix of styles and the sophistication of the harmony while still being accessible is great. The Lord’s gifting in Jon is evident and clear.
I would highly recommend this album and encourage its use in times of prayer and worship. It will bring you great enjoyment — it’s done that for me!
So this has taken me forever to finish…but I finally have some new demos of recent worship songs for you to hear! I’d like to thank everyone who was so patient…
Players: Jim Willis, Drums…Randy Emert, Bass…Harold Greene, Hammond & Electric Guitars…Olivia Ward, Harmonies…Yours Truly, Lead Vocals, Acoustic Guitars, and Engineering.
Co-writers: Harold Greene, To Worship You & Give You Joy…Joanne Chantelau, Mover of Mountains.
Here’s the Link: benwardmusic.com/christian-songs
Let me know what you think!!
Olivia and I are moving to New York City on October 15! We have an apartment in Inwood (the top tip of Manhattan) and are very excited. I’ll keep you posted on what all is happening once we get there.
“We allow no geniuses around our Studio.” — Walt Disney
This has been one of my favorites for a long time. I think of collaboration and particularly making music with others and this is so important. Everyone has got to come to the creative process with a sense of teachability. What can I learn from my collaborators…what can I learn from the music we’re making?
Don’t give me geniuses — give me students.
“There is no demand for great people,” he said. “I can’t say why, but this fact is simply obvious to me. Famous, notable, popular — yes. But not great, in the fullest sense of the word.”
Full New York Times article.