This week’s free download comes from Aaron Shust!
Doxology, Aaron Shust’s seventh musical offering, was never anything but an upbeat celebration—a celebration of the might and power and victory of the risen Christ. The new collection was forward-leaning and festive from the very beginning of the writing process. “There are ten songs on this record,” Aaron explains, “and nine of them are expressing ideas that could be sung at the afterparty to the coronation of the King of Kings. Throughout the writing and recording process for Doxology, I’ve had that image in mind: ‘Bring forth the royal diadem…’ The summation of history when Jesus is crowned eternally and His people respond in worship and praise.”
The writing of a project so steeped in celebration is not something Aaron approached lightly or presumptively. It is territory that, in his own life, has been hard won. He had to make a long trek through the valley of the shadow to finally get there. As such, Doxology arrives as the testament of a hopeful faith that has been tested in the crucible of difficult circumstance.
“Songs really become time capsules of the seasons of life you’re in when you write them,” Shust observes. “They capture the thoughts, the feelings, the prayers, the passions of that part of your journey. Doxology isn’t a project I really could have easily written before now.”
Produced by Crowder drummer Christian Paschall, the ten songs that comprise Doxology were co-written with seasoned worship leaders including Michael Farren, Mia Fieldes, Krissy Nordhoff and Benji Cowart. And each of the songs were written “with the intent of celebration.” The result is a project ripe with new material that, while presented with a fresh, sonic creativity on the album, is intended to find its fullest expression in congregational settings.
“At my church,” Aaron says, “we don’t know which musicians are going to be available from week to week so the songs get fleshed out differently every time we play them. I’ve always felt that if we can’t worship without this or that instrument, then there’s a deeper issue we need to look at. My hope was to write songs that—regardless of the production choices we made on the record—could be offered to the church. I always want to equip as broad a cross section of churches as possible with deep, theologically-rooted songs of worship.”
Aaron Shust released his brand new album Doxology August 28 and we are celebrating his release week with a FREE DOWNLOAD of his song “Oh Praise (The Only One),” a song that speaks of Christ’s eternal victory, and of the inheritance of believers. Along with a free song download we are giving away 3 AUTOGRAPHED copies of Aaron’s new CD Doxology. Want to be entered to win? All you have to do is a leave a comment below on which song you are most excited to hear and you’ll be entered to win! Good luck!
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