You may remember Heather Williams from some of our previous posts, but if not, now is the time to get to know her and her music. Today is an exciting one because Heather’s brand new 4 song EP is out on iTunes, Amazon, etc, and to celebrate we’re streaming clips of the songs for you to preview PLUS we’ve got a free download of her song off the Catalyst Music Project. Heather also has an amazingly powerful story about overcoming life trials of abuse, homelessness, poverty and more, and she shared just a glimpse of that with us in the video below so don’t leave without watching it!
Preview Heather’s brand new EP here, and let us know what you think![audio:http://freeccm.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/08/01-Beatiful-Thing-60-sec.mp3|titles=01 Beatiful Thing] [audio:http://freeccm.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/08/02-Holes-60-sec.mp3|titles=02 Holes] [audio:http://freeccm.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/08/03-Hallelujah-60-sec.mp3|titles=03 Hallelujah] [audio:http://freeccm.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/08/04-This-Time-Around-60-sec.mp3|titles=04 This Time Around]
Heather talks about the process for writing her single “Hallelujah”
Hallelujah is a really special song to me. About a year after my son Caedmen died, I was sitting on the floor, and I had my husband’s guitar and I was just kind of strumming. He had shown me 3 or 4 chords, and I was just sitting there, and I was at such a place where I was so broken. I wasn’t mad a God and I wasn’t questioning God, but I had really just made a decision to keep an open dialogue with God; not just inside, but coming out of my mouth; because I’m not fooling him. And I think that’s like when you read about David in the bible where he’s really giving his heart to God through his mouth- I think God likes that, he likes that relationship. So I said ‘okay’ and started strumming from G to C and back and I just started asking Jesus to show up just right where I was. I think the cry of it, saying ‘Hallelujah’ and saying ‘even in this place on a floor with a guitar crying out in a blubbering mess I’m still going to say Halleluiah, and I’m still going to say that I love you, and I’m’ still going to want to glorify you in anything and everything.’ And me just being able to say ‘through all that I can stand because of God’ and maybe somebody can look at that and say ‘So can I!’ you know? Maybe they haven’t been through the loss of a child, but everybody has something. I’m convinced that every person on this planet has something that’s happened to them, or they’re going through now, or they’re going to go through that God needs to reach in, and they need to be able to say ‘God, I give it up to you.’ So, if I can be just a little bit of somebody having hope because they see that I went through it, and through a song like “Hallelujah.” -Heather