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Samuel Shin: We started playing together as our church's worship team several years ago and we came to really enjoy playing together over the years. So since we had the time and resources, we decided to record covers of our favorite songs to share with our friends and family. The band was originally Danny, Isaac, Alex, and Sam. At that point, we had all the basics (guitars, bass, and drums), but we really wanted a female vocalist who would be down to put up with four obnoxious dudes. We met Josephine at a benefit concert a few years ago and knew she was the one!
Samuel: One of our goals was to cover the lesser-known, older songs that we couldn't find good recordings of, to sort of pass down to the next generation. We definitely love and appreciate all the amazing new songs, but we've found a lot of joy in the challenge of finding ways to come up with contemporary renditions of older songs that our congregation has come to cherish over the years.
Samuel: I think it's definitely the sense of community. The sum of many parts coming together is powerful and the outcome of seeing and joining people in bringing worship to God is beyond words. But to try...it's humbling, a great privilege, a taste of Heaven, and refreshing! I really dislike changing strings. And all the tangling of cords! Someone told me that, one day, everything will be completely wireless. I mean, we have wireless mics and stuff, but we're talking wireless pedals, amps, etc. Can't wait!
Samuel: Brooke Fraser! I appreciate her newer electro stuff, but her album Albertine is my favorite. As a band, I think we have a very eclectic taste in music, so it'll probably include a little bit of everything!
Samuel: We enjoy going on the Pacific Northwest's amazing hikes to take in the beauty of God's creation. And eating. We definitely love to try new restaurants.
Samuel: At the moment, we've begun to study Matthew. Since we're in the Advent season, we've been focusing on the coming of Christ and how that reflects our awaiting of Christ today.
Samuel: We kinda saw it as a metaphor for the Gospel and evangelizing. Jesus came to seek the lost, and now we who are saved are given the Great Commission to also search for the lost and to share the love of God with them. And with a search party, there's usually a group of people (the Church in our case) who are sort of on a journey with a lifegiving/saving purpose. And we liked how the word "party" lends to a sense of joy and excitement, too. Scripture tells us that when even one soul is saved that there is a great celebration in Heaven. We believe that music is one of God's gifts to us that we can use to bring praise and glory to Him, and to inspire and perhaps even urge the heart of an unbeliever to turn and receive God's great truth and grace.
Samuel: We're actually planning to get more into original music, so please stay tuned! Maranatha!
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