It's so easy as an artist to simply make music that you (and maybe some of your friends) actually don't mind listening to. It's easy to get wrapped up in the details - in making sure each note is executed in tune, that each phrase is sung with passion, that every beat is on time. It's easy to get distracted by the idea that this thing must be perfectly mixed and mastered, that your photos are on point with your brand, that your logo is dope. It's easy to play shows and sell records. It's easy to receive affirmation from fans.
But, when all that's stripped away, what do you have? What does it matter?
As Christians, our purpose has been very specifically designed by God, articulated by Jesus.
"Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit." Matthew 28:19
With this charge so specific, how can we be sure that we are fulfilling that in the way we are supposed to?
As an artist, I feel as if my platform to share the message of Jesus should be my art.. My one desire should be that, if nothing else is heard through my music, or from my performance, that the message of Christ is loud and clear. Because, honestly, none of this means anything without Him.
So, I want to be sure that you, the listener, know what this whole thing is about. It's not about music. It's about Him.
My greatest priority is to be transparent and unafraid with what I say through the songs. Even when it's scary and even when it hurts, because this thing called life can sometimes seem unbearable, but that's reality for all of us. Being a Christian may not always be easy, but its good.