San Diego-based collective Awaken Music (formally Awaken Worship), from the 10,000 member, multi-campus Awaken Church, releases “Come What May” Jan. 14 via The Fuel Music. Available to pre-save now at https://slinky.to/ComeWhatMay, the single declares a staunch, steadfast trust in the Lord regardless of circumstances. The anthemic new chorus is meant to encourage Christians in 2022 and harkens back to bold praises heard in songs like “Blessed Be Your Name.”
“‘Come What May’ is a rallying cry for people facing trial and tribulation and is a stake in the ground that gives people the vocabulary of praise,” shares Mike Yeager, who leads Awaken Music, is the Eastlake Campus Pastor and co-wrote the new song with Deshauwn Tagliareni and Providence Cordell. “The first verse alludes to Jericho falling and talks about praising when everything is going right and victories are being had, and the second verse talks about praising in drought seasons when you are expecting God to move.”
Come what may
Nothings gonna stop my praise
Not afraid, I will stand tall with my hands raised
He has overcome
So come what may
Nothings gonna steal my praise
(From the “Come What May” chorus.)
Like its recent Lionheart (Deluxe) album, “Come What May” was produced by GRAMMY Award-nominated Stephen Blake Kanicka (Kanye West, for KING & COUNTRY, Danny Gokey) and mixed by David Cook (Chris Tomlin, Zach Williams, Shawn Mendes).
And like the album, the new single represents Awaken Church’s fierce stance on the importance of gathering together as believers to encourage and support one another. In August 2020, the church became one of the first to open its doors in California after pandemic lockdowns in order to support and minister to their community that was wrestling with rising cases of drug abuse, suicide and a host of other mental and physical ailments. Growing from 8,000 to 10,000 members during this time, and ministering to 25,000 people online, the church found courage and strength in the lyrics and melodies being created by its worship team.
“We were one of very few churches in America that really said, ‘hey wait a minute, the church is the most essential institution on the planet, we can’t shut down, our community needs it too badly,’” remembers Yeager. “Our church is really big on the power of actually physically speaking out the precepts, promises and principles of God.”
As new melodies are carried out into the world, Awaken Music hopes people will find encouragement to join in the outworking of God’s plan, being active and hopeful in their mission and purpose as Christians.