As with his previous single, "STILL GOOD" is excellently produced. It's a very professional sounding recording and Oswalt's vocals are a fantastic fit. Everything about the experience -- vocal, musical, and lyrical -- is enjoyable. Nathan Oswalt may be relatively unknown at the moment, but he's not letting this stop him from writing incredibly catchy songs with meaningful messages. If you missed "OUTRUN" earlier this year, I'd recommend going to check out "STILL GOOD" and "OUTRUN" right now.- Review date: 8/11/23, written by Michael Weaver of Jesusfreakhideout.com
Nathan Oswalt: I'm not entirely sure. It honestly varies with each song. For instance, it took me about a year and a half to finish "OUTRUN", but it took me only a few months to finish "STILL GOOD".
Nathan: I actually worked with a different co-producer on "STILL GOOD". His name is Jonathan Campean, and he added a whole new dimension to the song by changing up the drum beat from the original demo to the final version. I absolutely loved the experience of working with him, and I hope to work with him again on future songs. In addition to his work in music production, Jonathan also plays drums for independent Christian rock band Kingray. Their music is on Spotify and all other streaming platforms, and I strongly recommend their music to my listeners.
Nathan: I've been single my whole life. In fact, I've never been on a date, and I've never even had anyone ever express interest in me whatsoever. I've endured a whole lot of rejection, as well. At age 22 and having grown up in a strong circle of fellow Christians where so many of my friends and acquaintances are getting married young, the unfulfilled desire for a spouse of my own has been a difficult weight to carry. I have a strong fear of the unknown, and not knowing if I'll ever find a Godly woman to marry has been an exhausting challenge for me. In fact, it's one of the main reasons for my struggles with anxiety and depression - I've even attempted suicide twice over the last couple of years. By the grace of God, I'm still here, but I'm still wrestling with unknowns about my future. Life so far has not gone anywhere near the way I expected or wanted, and sometimes I feel as if God has abandoned me or is displeased with me in some way because I'm not focused enough on Him. I wrote "STILL GOOD" in a rare moment of clarity, reflecting on God's faithfulness to His people and how every desire is ultimately fully satisfied in Him, even when it's hard to see or believe at times. I guess I need to learn how to take my own songs' advice. Please pray for me, that I would continue to grow in faith and in trusting God with my unknowns.
Nathan: In the first month after "STILL GOOD" was released, I went from having just 8 monthly listeners on Spotify to a whopping 647. In addition, "STILL GOOD" is now my first song ever to reach over 1,000 total streams on Spotify. Clearly, God has been using this song in ways that I did not expect at all. People around the world are actually listening to "STILL GOOD" now, particularly in Finland, Germany, and Brazil, which is really cool. I'm just hoping that God continues to use this song to encourage and challenge others to trust fully in Him when life gets hard.
Nathan: "WHO KNOWS" will be my next single. I'll keep people updated on my Instagram concerning a release date once it's finished.
Nathan: I'm still in the process of writing new songs and trying to tell my story in a way that honors God. I'm actually considering making it a full-length album instead of just an EP. Maybe I'll drop a "Part One" EP or something and release the rest later.
Nathan: As I mentioned before, I've had clinical anxiety and depression for over a decade now (I call it "anxietepression" for short), which has led me to struggle to believe what's true about myself, about my life, and about my relationship with God and others. Specifically, when I'm depressed, I start to feel like God hates me, like my family and friends don't really care about me, like my music will never be "good" enough, and stuff like that - to the extent where I start living like those lies are true and refusing to accept what's actually real. It's gotten so bad that I've even attempted suicide twice in the last two years. The most recent attempt was just two weeks ago, and it was really scary to fall into such a dark place both mentally and emotionally. It forced me to re-evaluate my life, examine what was truly important to me, and start truly thinking about how I got into such a seemingly hopeless situation and how I might avoid spiraling into despair again. I spent a week at a local crisis center after the attempt to recover and do some serious soul-searching and personal examination. I'm back home now and am no longer suicidal, but if I'm being completely honest, I still don't feel like I'm in a truly good place mentally, emotionally, or spiritually. Please pray for me and for my musical endeavors as I strive to work on an album that, honestly, I may need to hear more than anyone else right now.
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