Artist, producer, and pastor, Austin Ludwig, releases debut single, “New Creation,” available on all digital platforms on August 13.
Written by Austin Ludwig and produced alongside Spenser Boice, “New Creation” is based on 2 Corinthians 5:17 (NIV), which says, “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!”
Throughout this inspirational song, Ludwig shares the hope and joy of becoming a new creation, which he experienced first-hand as a young adult. “In my early twenties, I was a very broken young man,” he shares. “I got caught up in the wrong crowd in college and was searching for fulfillment. After a season of struggling with partying and substance abuse, I hated the person I’d become. I was hurting and overwhelmed with shame, feeling as though I was unworthy of love.”
From this low place, “New Creation” was born. “After an encounter with the love of God, I discovered the truth: that the person I was could be crucified with Christ and that every death made room for resurrection in the Kingdom,” Ludwig shares.
The lyrics of “New Creation” speak to Ludwig’s experience and the hope of being born again through Christ, and the song’s musical elements constantly drive the message. Starting with a combination of synthesizers and slide guitars and building throughout the song with the use of drums, electric guitars, and pads, “New Creation” ends in a crescendo of good news: “I am a new creation.”
Having grown up with a passion for music and experience playing at various churches, Ludwig attributes much of his healing from an abusive childhood to Riverstone church, where he is now a Worship Pastor. “After a difficult childhood with years of abuse, I became a foster kid,” Ludwig shares. “As an adult, I wrestled with the broken pieces of my past but fully surrendered my life to Jesus when I realized this was the only way toward wholeness.”
Now, Austin Ludwig uses his music and influence to share his testimony and the message of hope that only Jesus offers, which is clearly represented through his debut single, “New Creation.”
“New Creation” is the first single from Ludwig’s full-length album releasing in late 2021. To learn more about Austin Ludwig, visit his Instagram page. You can listen to “New Creation” on Spotify and Apple Music.