Jason Nelson's live performance of
listening to a few more songs like In The Room, You've Got Me,
the Andrae Crouch classic Jesus Is The Answer, and the title
track The Answer, all have that recurring theme that
Jesus truly is 'The Answer'. Was that the driving theme
behind the album?
record was really written around that concept. It was a
solution-based record. Let me say it like that. It was written with
the idea of providing the Levites with competent answers to
questions we ask on a regular basis about our walk with Christ.
introduce two women of worship on your new album, Naomi Raine and
Tell us a little bit about these anointed women and why they had to
be part of this project.
currently has a top 10 hit, "Nobody Like You Lord" from her
Open Heaven album) has been a friend and 'sister' for more
years than I can remember. We've always had a very good
relationship. The way she transmits her heart for God has always
been astonishing to me. With Naomi Raine, I was doing a
worship set at a church near Baltimore. I watched her stand on that
stage. She didn't jump around, she just stood there playing the
guitar and shifted the atmosphere of that entire room. It was
something that I always remembered.
When we considered
who could sing on the record, we listened to to the song, Help Me.
The song was written from a perspective of the woman with the issue
of blood. I wanted to have a woman who could minister with the right
heart, the right intention, and also with the vocal ability I
anticipated and Naomi met all those qualifications.
your song with your brother Jonathan,
Faith For That. Was that a song that you've been playing
around with since you were both kids and finally decided to record
or is it something new?
I wish it was that
simple [laugh]. We wrote that song with the intention of delivering
a different mindset to the whole worship experience. We wrote the
song together with the anticipation that it would be a blessing and
it literally was. It went way beyond our expectation.
conclude with a final question. It's easy to get caught up with the
business of recording an album. The studio time, the mixing and
mastering, the tedious marketing, but when you reflect back on this
journey, your fifth album to date, are you still excited about
ministry through music?
long as you know what you were born to do. Sometimes the process
makes you question how many times you want to do this but it doesn't
alter the fact of your purpose. Part of my assignment on Earth is to
share the Gospel and do it through preaching and singing. So the
process doesn't deter me, but it is a bit tedious, I will admit.
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