One of the great things about such a robust online community like ChurchMag is the diversity. We all come from different walks of life and specialties and live all over the world. From Italy, to Germany, to the United States, back to the UK and even India!
One of those International community members is ChurchMag guest author Gangai Victor. He is a worship leader, musician, trainer, songwriter and technology lover who lives in India and also blogs about resources for worship leaders on his blog, Votive Praise.
He’s recently launched his debut worship album titled, The New Song:
The New Song
I love seeing the cool stuff different members of the ChurchMag community are busy doing!
Here’s what Gangai had to say about his debut album:
I wrote each of these songs at different seasons of my life in the past few years. The inspiration for the project itself is a quote of St. Clement of Alexandria (200 AD):
“He was and is the divine beginning of all things; but because He lately took a name, – the name consecrated of old and worthy of power, the Christ – I have called Him a New Song. See how mighty is the New Song! It has made men out of stones and men out of wild beasts. They who were otherwise dead, who had no share in the real and true life, revived when they but heard the Song. Furthermore, it is this which composed the entire creation into melodious order, and tuned into concert the discord of the elements, that the whole universe might be in harmony with it.”
It triggered the title song in me and turned out to be my life song – and I believe every soul grateful to be redeemed by the Lord Jesus will identify with it easily.
Making the album was an 8-month journey of hard work with a wonderful and understanding local music director, Gerard Joseph. We made the entire album in Gerard’s home studio.
The title song, The New Song, can be checked out and downloaded for free on NoiseTrade.
If you dig it, you’ll be happy to see that Gangai is only charging $2.99 for this ten track album and part of every sale will be contributed to “Shore Home” – a Christian orphanage in Chennai that shelters needy kids – abandoned orphans and children of prisoners for life.
You can also look forward to a website with chord charts, video tutorials and other free resources that will be launching soon.