Very pleased to announce "This Burning Bush" - in it's completion - has finally been moved to the production center for final mastering and compact disc reproduction! Three years after I recorded the first track for the album, it's almost a relief. Not having a promoter or record company to back me up does have disadvantages, in addition to the huge advantage of complete artistic freedom. I'm attempting to take control of my own promotion by taking out a radio advertisement on JQ99 (Holland, Michigan) and will simultaneously be promoting it on Facebook and at the Unity Christian Music Festival (Muskegon - August 9 to 12).
The final track that was recorded over the past week was "Listen to the One." It is a very unique art / progressive / techno track with spiritual and inspirational overtones. In a first for me, I included a couple of Bible verse spoken monologues. This song will also be available as an instrumental track in August.
The full album will be released in June!
Very happy to let you know the radio singles for the upcoming album are all done, and you can hear them now streaming from this web site! "Working While Praising Your Name" is a really fun tune, especially if you are having a bad day at work. The other one is "Immortal" - a little more serious in nature - talking about the loss of loved ones. But it is an inspiration song that has been in the making for two years.
Almost done with the whole album, just one more track to finish up. "Listen To the One" has been imagined as a techno-rocker. We'll see how it is when it is complete!
Thanks for listening to my music. You will hear me on JQ99.3 (Holland, Michigan) starting in June.
The first radio single from Dutybound Servant will be a tune called "Working While Praising Your Name." It's a true story I wrote last summer while working (breaking my back) in the factory. I felt like I was at the end of my rope, unable to go on with all the physical labor. But then, one of my co-workers kept on shouting out "Hallelujah!" I got to know him, and as it turns out he is the deacon of his church. Over time it got to be a running joke at the plant to scream out "Hallelujah" during random points during the shift. But I really appreciated the fact I wasn't alone in my belief in Jesus Christ. Just when I thought I might quit my job, I learned the lesson to "be content" in all circumstances. I wrote the song in my head while handling thousands of trailer hitches, and I heard it with perfect clarity for months before finally getting it on paper and finally on a recording. I'm really looking forward to having you hear it starting in June 2017! The full album will be out sometime shortly after the single.
This Spring/Summer I will be releasing my first fully Christian album. It's a project I started recording three years ago, and it's called "This Burning Bush." It will mark the end of Beatdrum, but the start of a new venture under the name Dutybound Servant. I'm really looking forward to getting these songs to the public, which are designed to bring a person from the state of unbelieving to being a fully committed Christian. There is nothing more important than winning hearts for Jesus Christ!
Most of the songs are recorded already, but a couple need to be done yet. Look for the album soon; it will be quite a production!
I wanted to make sure to tell you Merry Christmas this year! Don't forget the reason for the season is Jesus coming to Earth.
My recording of "Silent Night" is available as a free download from CD Baby! Make sure you go there, because if you try someplace like iTunes, you have to pay (and I can't control their prices!)