Earlier, we reported about a collaborative worship song from the minds of Sara Groves, Propaganda, Robbie Seay, Ellie Holcomb and Audrey Assad, this song is now an experience thanks to the new video.
This genre defying mix of spoken word, singing and worship was inspired by and written for the men and women fighting to end modern-day slavery. The song was written and performed for the first time at the International Justice Mission‘s Liberate Conference. Sara and her musician friends based the song on words spoken by IJM head, Gary Hogen.
Sara had this to say:
“I have been a fan of Robbie Seay for years (the songs, that voice! and now new podcast Life & Lyric!), and am completely blown away by Propaganda on all fronts (albums, live performances, and the Red Couch Podcast). Going in, I wondered how we would navigate coming from different musical spaces – worship leader, singer/songwriter, hip hop artist – but we were at the Art House where all kinds of fusion has occurred over the years, and over everything, there was generosity. Fast forward to the event, and there is this moment – Gary Haugen of IJM and Jeremy Courtney of Preemptive Love are on the front row, and Prop is at the front of the stage:
‘Let me whisper co conspirator
You a clandestine weapon
You are somethin’ we invest in
You refugeein’ rescuing
You can stand upon that ground
You could slide up on ya knees
You ain’t run away from the pain
You ran into the scream
You can go on and plant your flag
Y’all done chanted down Babylon’
Are you kidding me? I’m supposed to sing a pretty note after that? It’s all still in my heart. Behold, we are accomplices in the pain, destruction, loss. Behold, we are also called co-conspirators in the redemption of all things. Do you see it?
Today we release this song to the world.
This is, Behold, a collaborative song of justice by Robbie Seay, Propaganda, and myself, and joined in performance by Audrey Assad, Ellie Holcomb. Thank you for being a part of the journey. You can listen wherever music is sold/streamed.
Peace and grace,
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“Behold, I am doing a new thing, even now I am coming. Do you see it?” @ijm celebrated 20 years at the Liberate conference last year. As a response, this is our collaborative song of justice by Robbie Seay, Propaganda, and myself, and joined in performance by Audrey Assad, Ellie Holcomb. Thank you for being a part of the journey. The video is available to watch via the link in my bio! You can also listen to wherever music is sold/streamed.