The worship songs featured on Austin & Lindsey Adamec are anthems telling the story of personal and spiritual victory. Every aspect of this EP, from lyrics to artwork to instrumentation and musicianship, has been intentionally and meticulously crafted. Even the album cover reflects the depth of the detail.
To create the cover, the Adamecs wrote all of the Scriptures and stories inspiring the songs, the prayers for those who will worship along, and the lyrics themselves on a 24 by 24 wooden plank. They then painted the plank white, added a logo and after some careful editing, the result is a message that artfully expresses all of the depth of the recording. Lindsey and Austin wanted every single thing to matter. It is not simple pictures, stories and songs; this music is an expression of life in the presence of God.
Opening up the EP is the radio single, "Walk on Waves," a song birthed from the couple's deep desperation to fight for their marriage as conflicting schedules threatened to win the battle. Austin describes the difficult season: "With endless nights away from each other on the road and a growing whisper in our hearts to root ourselves back in the local church, we were desperate for signs in Scripture that pointed to such a crazy blind faith to step out into the unknown. That's when the familiar passage of Peter walking on water came to us. In the midst of a massive storm on the Sea of Galilee, Jesus tells Peter to 'come' and walk out on the storm-battered waters."
As he studied the familiar passage of Peter walking on the waves, Austin was amazed to discover that when Jesus told Peter to "come," the wind and the waves did not die down until they were back in the boat. Lindsey and Austin understood that the Spirit of God was calling them to walk above the stormy circumstances and waves of doubt that held them captive, and in the calling, "Walk on Waves" emerged.
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Powerfully Honest Worship Debut| Posted March 14, 2016
After spending a difficult season separately touring on their own musical paths, newlywed worship duo Austin and Lindsey Adamec (formerly a part of 1 Girl Nation) recently realized their dream of combining their path into one journey. Out of this realization was birthed a strong, honest, self-titled worship EP, which comes out March 25.
The EP is full of promise and delivers well. It opens with "Walk On Waves," a song born out of the struggle the Adamecs faced as separately touring newlyweds. The song takes inspiration from the story of Peter walking on waves, and the alternative pop-worship sound of the track supports the music well.
"Walk On Waves" is followed by "It Is Finished," a beautiful uplifting song of praise to Jesus for the work done on the Cross. Later in the album, a similar declaration of authority is found in "Infinite Grace," while "Lost In You" is a simple, beautiful worship song.
The strongest track on the EP comes at the midpoint. "Maker Of Miracles" is a compelling prayer of faith with a powerful backstory-- it comes from Lindsey's aunt and father both being diagnosed with cancer. After praying over her father and trusting in one of the core foundational verses for the song (Psalm 77:14), the tumor originally discovered was found to be no longer be present. The project closes with the enthusiastic, joyful "Oh Liberty," a bonus track.
The Bottom Line: Amidst all of the fantastic worship music being released in 2016, Austin and Lindsey Adamec's self-titled EP deserves a listen-- or ten. We're looking forward to worshiping with these two even more in the future.
Song To Download Now:
"Maker Of Miracles" (Get it on iTunes here.)