Steve Gray will take listeners on a journey through the Psalms in his new album You Will Restore, An experience in Psalms set to release Friday, June 28.
The 10-song album, written by Gray, features passages from the book of Psalms and combines contemporary, Middle Eastern, and orchestral cinematic elements. Gray, senior pastor of World Revival Church in Kansas City, Mo. says the album is an Old Testament reflection inspired by the heart and emotions of David. It will be his fourth solo album.
“The album is a unique journey into the emotions of love, war, helplessness and rescue. It’s more than just music and singing — the album is an experience,” Gray shares. “I hope people see themselves in these songs, like I see myself. I see David in the songs. I want people to come away knowing that God restores and that he protects, no matter what.”
Mix engineer, Vitor Hirtsch, says listeners will be pleased with the rich experience of the album.
“It’s not everyday that you get to work on orchestral arrangements, a choir, and electric instruments all on a record. All the elements are thoughtfully crafted and come together to provide a rich sound experience. It opens your mind and soul to be transported into the world of the album,” Hirtsch says. “There are many great moments and progressions that listeners will hear and feel. It’s refreshing to see orchestral cinematic elements used in a contemporary space.”
Beyond the album’s unique sound, Gray hopes the lyrics will strengthen and encourage listeners, just like they have for countless others for thousands of years.
“The songs are written to be personal. I want listeners to hear God speaking to them. Centuries later, the ancient message of God’s faithfulness to remember, rescue, and restore lives on.”