A New Direction

Hi all! I know it’s been quiet over on the #ScatteredAlbum update front, but I promise it’s for good reason! I’ve spent days and weeks, even months just contemplating this record. Contemplating my musical future. Spending lots of time in prayer and meditation over it.

I love the music that we’ve been working on for this record. It’s got some of my favorite stuff we have ever done. But at the same time, I feel very much compelled to be present at my Worship Director role at University United Methodist and focus more on vertical worship for the church. It’s been tugging at my heart for a few months now (if by “tugging”, I mean bludgeoning with a 2×4 with a nail in it).

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It’s not about Matt Adler Music. It never should’ve been about Matt Adler. It’s about the glory of the Lord – telling HIS story and not my own. I want to write music for the church. Music that brings people closer to God, into His presence, and makes Him more that I become less. I want to make music that exists for the body of Christ; maybe songs that I don’t ever get to sing. And that’s okay.

So what about the #ScatteredAlbum? It’s becoming the Scattered EP! We have a few songs completed, or nearly completed (The Road, Enjoy the Silence, Scattered, and On My Way To You). These are four of my favorite songs ever, and we’ve been playing most of them live for awhile now! These will be completed and released as soon as possible. And we will still play more of these singer/songwriter shows as they come up, so don’t worry! But my primary focus and the desire of my heart for the foreseeable future will be writing and recording songs for The U Worship Collective.

The Collective is a group of musicians that I am blessed to serve with and do life with. They are the rotation of musicians I am privileged to play with every Sunday at University United Methodist (The U). They are also my best buds in the Matt Adler Band. They are the people I call if I need a duo or trio to play a worship night or other event. I will be on my honeymoon in June and The Collective will still be leading worship at University! I just won’t be there. I have been writing vertical worship songs for the church and we will be assembling them into a recording called “Service Music”. I am so super excited for this project! There will be songs of praise, a song for Holy Communion, a Kyrie, an Our Father… Some of these songs exist already and I couldn’t be more thrilled with how they turned out! And I’m so pumped to arrange and record them, write more songs, and be creative with some of my favorite people in the world.

So there’s the update! I’m blessed that you’ve been on this musical journey with me. I’m excited about what God has in store!

-Matt

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