Starting Over in Austin, TX
August 13th, 2021
Hi friends! You may or may not know, but I moved to Austin, TX in February 2021 (incidentally, that same day I proposed to the love of my life. We got married this summer!). As we've settled in, I ......
Happy 1st Birthday Collective Worship!
March 13th, 2021
Y’all, I can’t believe it. It’s been ONE YEAR since the release of the Collective Worship album. One year since the release, and coincidentally – one year since shelter-in-place kicked in as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.It’s been the weirdest possible album release cycle. Normally when an album drops, the artist at least plays ONE time in support of it (and hopefully, many more than that)! My...
Peace Prayer (ft. Milo Deering & The Jesus Painter)
August 26th, 2020
Very excited to announce that Milo Deering, Mark Herrera (of Jesus Painter Ministries), and I have collaborated to create a video for my new song “Peace Prayer”! Mark did a live painting while Milo and I played through this acoustic song, and I’m so moved by the final video (beautifully assembled by Kyle Isenhower of Isenhower Productions). The video and song itself with both go live on 9/4/2020, ...
Holy Spirit of God (Official Lyric Video)
June 26th, 2020
It’s hard to believe this song is 9 months old already! “Holy Spirit of God” was the first single off of the #CollectiveWorship project, and it features Stu Garrard on electric guitars (I am still blown away by his arrangement/performance every time I listen!). Check out the new lyric video by Sean Gutierrez, he has done an amazing job on these!The song itself is about the… um… Holy Spirit of God....
Live Quarantunes from The Impact Guild!
June 8th, 2020
On April 21st I went to The Impact Guild in San Antonio, TX to record six one-take songs from the Collective Worship record! Thanks to Kyle Isenhower for recording these videos for me!NOTE: click the icon in the top right corner of the video below to see the entire song list!......
Collective Worship is a corporate, vertical worship album for the church. It's a collection of polished studio songs and authentic, raw, live recordings featuring worshipers from across the region. The songs range from adoration to lament, joy to desperation, faithfulness to faithlessness - all within the context of both original music and reimaginings of old hymns.
There is such beauty in worshiping collectively – across denominations, cultures, ages, and life seasons. Everyone brings their own personal stories – of victory and defeat, joy and sorrow, anxiety and peace – and yet we can set those things aside, declaring with one voice that Jesus is better. -Matt Adler