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‘Tis The Reason

'Tis the ReasonLast night when I was worshipping with the College/University fellowship at SCommAC, this image came up on the lyrics powerpoint. It immediately struck me because the juxtaposition of wreath and thorny crown reminded me of a similar dichotomy I’ve been feeling since the release of our debut album. For ten months, the Hymn Remix Project had been my life: whether it was songwriting, planning, practicing, recording, or rehearsing, I was doing what I’d been called to do. Then suddenly it was over, and I found myself face-to-face with a crush of pre-holiday to-do’s that felt meaningless by comparison. Don’t get me wrong – I love the family gatherings and tremendous fellowship dinners, and I’m glad to bless people with thoughtful (or at least practical) gifts. But with all the shopping and festivities, it’s easy to forget just how profound an occasion Christmas truly is.

In your relationships with one another, have the same mindset as Christ Jesus:
Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be used to his own advantage; rather, he made himself nothing by taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness.  – Philippians 2:5-7

Christ wasn’t merely ‘born’. In coming to earth, he left his rightful place in heaven; in becoming human, he became subservient to God the Father and made himself nothing. So when we celebrate Christmas, we aren’t just celebrating Jesus’ birthday – we’re celebrating the ultimate act of humility in the entire history of mankind.

Kinda puts the holidays in a whole new light, doesn’t it?

Anyway, since this is probably our last update until 2013, we want to close off the year by officially thanking everyone for the incredible amount of support and positive feedback we’ve received. We are grateful and humbled each time someone comes up to tell us that a particular track is their favourite, that they really like a certain chorus, or simply because they want to buy a CD. We also have one more video – a documentary short about the Hymn Remix Project: the vision behind it, how the music came together, and testimony of how God can use ordinary people in extraordinary ways.

Thank you from all of us, and have a blessed Christmas holiday :)

Into the Studio, In the Cross

Hi everyone!  It’s hard to believe an entire month has gone by – time definitely flies when you’re busy.  We’re heading into the studio in less than TWO WEEKS, which is exciting and a little nerve-wracking because none of us have ever recorded a full-length album.  Playing live is one thing, but recording is a different beast altogether: every detail gets captured in pristine quality, so even a small mistake can become painfully obvious.  Having said that, we’ve been practicing hard all September, and we have faith that all good and God-pleasing work bears fruit.

We’d like to share with you a taste of that fruit: a sneak peak at “In The Cross,” another song from the upcoming album. The original hymn was written in 1825 by John Bowring; we’ve updated it for modern worship band and added a new chorus.

(compiled from test footage filmed during rehearsal; not all band members present)
Credit: Daniel Choy

We’re pressing on!

After seven months of arranging, songwriting, planning, and prayer, the Hymn Remix Project is ready to move forward!  We’re less than three months away from releasing the album, so it’s time to say goodbye to the countdown timer and hello to actual content.

This is an acoustic demo of “Higher Ground,” a hymn originally written by Charles H. Gabriel.  Our intended “wall-of-sound” feel doesn’t quite come through on a single acoustic (the album version is arranged for electric guitars), but we thought that standing in front of a mountain while singing such empowering lyrics would make up for the lack of overdrive.  Hope you enjoy!