Thursday, April 07, 2011

New Music: Derek Webb

Since She Must and Shall Go Free, Derek Webb has definitely taken his music in a different direction. My love for his first solo project will probably always outlive my interest in his others. However, I See Things Upside Down and Mockingbird have also both played their part in my appreciation of this singer/songwriter. He just came out with a new project. I haven't kept up with him at all but received the email notification of it's release. I remember looking at it awhile ago. Now I am listening to it on Groove Shark. Feedback is "an instrumental electronic album based on the Lord's Prayer." I find the project very interesting and very intriguing. Don't have the money to get the whole package but maybe someday. Check it out on his website if you so desire. Writes Derek Webb of the project:

Worship is a complicated idea. Arguably, it’s what we all do, 24 hours a day (regardless of what we’re worshipping). And I’m aware of a lot of “worship product” in the marketplace I sometimes occupy. So I was cautious when I first started receiving the coordinates that would lead me to make ‘Feedback’. It was immediately conceptual and ambitious, so much so that I genuinely wasn’t sure I could do it. But this seemed to be the perfect posture in which to create something worthy of being called a “worshipful” piece of art. So I studied, meditated, struggled and prayed my way through this creative process, and it’s easily the most challenging thing I’ve done in my career. But I believe it’s been worth it, even just for the ways it’s stretched both my creative process and my faith as a follower of the Way.

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