Fuzed Worship might just be the next big worship act
For every single journey there is always a starting point. Fuzed Worship’s journey began when worship leader Nate Edmonds and Daniel Meyer, chief executive of U.S. operations for Joyce Meyer Ministries, did an unlikely collaboration.
Daniel had written lyrics about the injustices he’d seen while traveling around the world.
Daniel asked Nate if it was possible to put what he’d written to music. Even though Daniel wasn’t a musician, he felt that a song might be the right vehicle for expressing what he had experienced– an avenue for sharing what, in some ways, was too powerful for words alone. Sensing God’s blessing in this unlikely partnership, Nate was more than willing to give it a try.
As strange as it seemed at the time—a guy who didn’t have an outlet for expressing what was on his heart and the guy who hadn’t sung or touched an instrument in a yea—Daniel and Nathan started making music.
Later, the duo wrote their first song, “Revolving Love.” Inspired by a five-year-old girl named Ababa who was suffering from malnutrition and countless others like her that Daniel has met along the way, it was a defining moment in Fuzed Worship’s journey. Together Daniel and Nate put together a distinguished team/band of worshipers.
Produced by Tedd T (Newsboys, Mutemath, Rebecca St. James) and featuring a bevy of talented musicians, the soundtrack itself may be diverse and full of intriguing textures, but the heart of the project is what Fuzed Worship has always been about.
Fuzed Worship opens the record with “Forever You Reign,” which I honestly thought might be a cover of a Hillsong song, but I was wrong. It is a magnificent Christian song that is radio-friendly. I like the confidence in the instrumentation and arrangement of the number, the song rhythmic lines really reminds me of the band The Museum.
“God is Able” is a cover, and I must say it is an incredible rendition. This has to be one of the most covered Christian songs out there, but still Fuzed Worship made it their own, giving it their own little twist.
They do the same thing with “Break Every Chain.” Break Every Chain happens to be the biggest gospel song right now in terms of chart performance and air plays, though it was covered by Jesus Culture in 2012, and was first performed and written Will Reagan. Fuzed Worship takes this #1 gospel song and turns it back into the pop/rock driven Christian number. The vocalist gave a stellar performance, and Tasha Cobbs (Break Every Chain’s gospel singer) will be just as moved.
“By The Blood” the title track is one of the original scores. It proves that not only are they good singers and instrumentalists but that they are out to write music that is straight out from the heart and will as well touch other’s hearts.
“My Heart Burns For You” brings the EP to an end, and is also a new song. It’s a love song to the Almighty–soulful and passionate. The rhythm and tempo of the song is just perfect as they sync with the vocals of Nate to bring this short EP to a blissful end.
“Every song on By Your Blood focuses on the very tenets of our faith and has a message about worship,” Nate concludes. “As we continue to focus on worshiping from the heart, we’re always seeking God for what He has in store. In the meantime, we’ll continue to create music to unite and inspire a generation to serve Christ and demonstrate His love.”
Fuzed Worship has not only caught my attention with this EP, but they have also captured my heart. The way they perform these songs with so much drive and confidence is great. Vocally they are amazing right to the background vocals. “By The Blood” buffers a balance between grand worship songs and a call to demonstrate our faith and love for God.
I’m really looking forward to a full length album from this group of worshipers.
Get the album on Amazon.