Atlanta-based songwriter, worship leader Aaron Keyes releases his sophomore album, Dwell, June 21. A modern collection of 13 songs composed in the battle of the everyday and sharpened by Scripture, it follows Keyes' acclaimed album, Not Guilty Anymore.
The producers, John Hartley (Matt Redman, Rebecca St. James) and Stu G (Delirious?) helped handpick the best of the anthems for Dwell.
"John is so great at identifying and producing songs that connect with congregations," Keyes explains, "and Stu G lives in these new fresh, artistic sounds, so I think we've struck a good balance, with singable melodies that are sonically not as predictable as something we would've done years ago." Keyes, who is worship pastor at Grace Fellowship Church in Snellville, GA, believes, without reservation, that the Word of God is central to worship, and this is the constant in his music that sets him apart.
"It doesn't seem right that I can go to some of the biggest worship conferences in the world and see some of the biggest worship leaders and no one's saying anything about the Bible," Keyes explains. "It makes me nervous because if the Word of God is a lamp to our feet and a light to our path, if we're leading without it, we're leading people into darkness."
For more information, please visit www.aaronkeyes.com.
Writer: Soul Shine Staff