I am in the Praise Band at my church. We have just added a new leader to the band. Troy wants us to push ourselves and try out some new music — music which may be slightly uncomfortable because it’s new and different.
Today we played the first new song. It’s a great song called “Beautiful Things.” You can listen to it here. The first time Troy played it for us, I knew I loved it. It was haunting, powerful, and new to me. I had never heard the song before that rehearsal.
We had to work together as a band. The musicians had to really hash out their notes and chords. The vocalists had to balance and blend. It was gorgeous.
I know we didn’t sound exactly the recording, but it was a song that struck a chord (pardon the pun) with all of us so it was so much fun to sing. I look forward to singing it again in church.