It’s incredible to witness a talented songwriter in action.
During our layover in Washington DC, we enjoyed a relaxing evening around the fire pit at Kurt’s sister’s house. It’s customary for Kurt and the WMM team to write a song for each trip they take. They usually team up with the local musicians to create a song that encapsulates the vision for the trip.
On this night, we all sat down, and Kurt just started talking out of the blue about a scripture that’s been on his mind, Zephaniah 3:14. He said something like, “Wouldn’t it great to let the scripture dictate the rhythm and the tempo of the song?”
The next thing we knew, he had his guitar in his hands, and a chorus and a bridge to a new song! It was truly remarkable to watch him read the words of the passage, then sound out the rhythm and find the tune, seemingly out of nowhere.
We recorded a rough cut of the new song, which you can watch below. Kurt will be teaming with Samson and the East African Gospel Academy musicians to develop the rest of the song during this trip. Look for a (mostly) finished version at the end!