Several months ago, after praying about various things, Sean came to me asked what I thought about doing a hymns project. He had a vision for it that just seemed right immediately. At our church, we do many hymns with unique arrangements created by Sean and his team. Sean wanted to be able to gift this project to the church. There will be a limited number of CDs printed and the rest will be download, all at no cost to them. He wanted the people to be encouraged, to be able to have an additional tool to worship with during the week, the ability to learn liturgy and to become familiar with the arrangements we do together on Sundays. He took the idea to leadership who not only caught the vision, but went before him to the members to raise the money needed to be able to gift it.
Sean has the ability to take the songs from recording to mastering. However, as he already does two jobs, it would take several months for him to finish something like this. So he decided to take on the role of the artist and not lead producer for this. That meant finding someone who could produce it with excellence and get the right vibe. It would have to be just right for him to feel okay about it all.
This last week, I was alone with all 5 kids for 9 days as Sean headed to Denver to work with Latifah and Dave in St. Ida’s. This is a cool old church turned studio.
He said outside of Oceanway, this was his best studio experience. It was stretching for him, though, being the first time to lay down vocals in a studio. For our relatively small church, we are so blessed to have incredibly talented musicians. Part of the team went with him to see this project come to life. I cannot tell you how grateful we are to them for sacrificing for our church and giving of their gifts in this way.
I can’t wait for it to be finished! We’ll keep you updated!