This week’s free download comes from singer/songwriter/worship leader Anthony Evans. Some of you may recognize Anthony from Season 2 of NBC’s The Voice.
Here’s a little more about Anthony:
Anthony Evans was already and established artist with more than a decade of experience when he appeared on Season 2 of The Voice, but the show brought new audiences and opportunities. During his time in Los Angeles, he has worked with CeeLo Green, Celine Dion, Mariah Carey, Darrin Criss, Glee and now is a part of the casting team responsible for The Voice.
As he split time between his hometown of Dallas and the far-outside-the-Bible-belt environs of L.A., Evans realized the limitations in his capacity to connect with people outside of the church. “L.A. is gritty. My friends there might say, ‘What are you talking about when you say, ‘Lamb that was slain’? You sound like you’re in a cult.’” This new world instilled in Evans two important things: a desire to communicate more effectively with a broader audience, and a realization that there is a vast common ground of shared experiences to catalyze that communication.
Drawing from these experiences, Evans’ newest album, Real Life / Real Worship emerges from the truth that genuine worship can often be better understood through genuine life experiences. “Being out in L.A. has made me think more progressively. I want to make sure I’m not compromising my message or my faith, but I also want to speak in terms that connect with people who don’t necessarily live in a church. Half this record is about real life, things everyone goes through, Christian or not. And sometimes it takes that real life to understand the meaning of real worship.”
This week we are offering Anthony’s song “I Found You” off his new record Real Life / Real Worship as our download of the week. Enjoy!