Releasing ”Savior” is very emotional for me. This song was born out of a reflection of the faith that has been the foundation upon which I have built my whole life. It’s a creed that in one way has been firm, but in another way in a constant transformation. Born and raised in church gave me a lot of good things to carry with me in life and for that I am very grateful. But it also brought some stuff that during the years, sometimes smoothly but sometimes also pretty harsh, have forced me to evaluate where I’ve come from, how it has shaped me, what has been rock solid and what has been shaky ground.
Life has put me through some tests and trials that has both bruised and scarred me. At the same time it has refined my faith. I may have less answers to a lot of life’s tricky questions now, I may think life is much more complicated and I may not be so sure of all the details anymore. But through all this, God, my experience of and my faith in Him has grown both stronger and deeper. Some of you may think I’ve lost it while some of you think I just found something. Some of you may think I’m too vague while some think I’m too certain. Listening to what other people think of me, my music and my message without letting it define me is something I’ve battled a lot through the years. When you listen to this song and when you watch the video, I just have one wish. Dare to open your heart and see where it leads you. I don’t wanna be the one who tells you what is right to do, but I do know that none of us will make it out of this life alive on our own. We’re all in need of a Savior. But your road is not mine. Your road is unique – just like you.
All the songs I’ve released in The Zero Seventeen Project is a collaboration with extremely talented people. To me it’s been more obvious than ever with the release of “Savior”. Johan, who took my words and melodies, used his talents to give them a musical costume and Ted who later on visualized it all in a video. I couldn’t do this on my own. I am extremely thankful and humbled before the fact that two so talented people, wanted to bring their artistry as pieces to the puzzle that now is ready for you to experience.
Thank you all so much for reading, listening and watching. I hope you dare to let it more than scratch your surface. And if this song awakens anything in you, please share your story with me by sending an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
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