Adam Lamb uses his musical testimony to portray the power of God’s faithfulness in the midst of the trying times of life. As a grateful 23-year-old, he’s always known that music is just the vessel that holds his true calling: encouraging and empowering people to live compelling lives of sacrificial love. He embodies this vocation through his progressive Christian pop compositions, knowing that music was never meant to be the mission. His project 46, which released today (Feb 12), is a compelling iteration of Adam’s grateful outlook on life shaped by lessons learned in his college years. Chief among them was learning to face his ongoing lack of boldness. Songs like “Better” and “Keep Runnin” speak of frustrations caused by the constant choice of comfort over courage. Yet, “For Me” and “It Had To Happen,” highlight a growing wisdom for God’s faithfulness despite personal shortcomings. In this TCB Exclusive, Lamb shares the inspiration behind his debut EP, his musical influences and his hopes for the collection.
Congratulations on the recent release of your debut EP! How long was this collection in the making?
Thanks so much! It’s been such a cool journey. “It Had to Happen” was the first of these tunes to be written, in the Summer of 2017! All 6 tunes were totally finished by January of 2020!
Thinking back on the process of creating this EP, is there a moment that stood out to you most, perhaps that solidified your resolve to release this music?
There was one night at the end of my first stint in Nashville with my friend and co-producer, Stephen Leiweke. We listened to the rough mixes of all the tunes we had worked on, and my mind was so blown looking back at my entire journey by that point. I was so honored and humbled that God had allowed me to go down this path and to experience the culmination of this art he had placed in me.
How does your connection to the music you write and record help engage listeners?
God’s been showing me that the music I write and record isn’t the core of my identity. Rather, it’s out of my relationship with him, that his giftings and heart can be used to inspire and encourage others. It’s still something I am trying to learn, but my hope is that people can experience Christ through what I do.
You’ve pre-released a few singles ahead of the full EP. Can you share some of the reactions you’ve received and any impact stories?
It’s been so humbling. Especially since it was just me listening to them for the longest time! Some of my most cherished feedback so far is when people take the time to post genuine thoughts online. I have also been really surprised by the encounters I have had with people of all ages, not only people my age, really being encouraged. Not to mention the people who take videos of their babies dancing to my tracks.
How would you describe your sound on this EP?
I had the honor of sharing this EP with one of my favorite producers, Ace Harris (Reach Records), who describes my sound as ‘CCM adjacent’. My goal, sonically, with this record was to explore a handful of different directions on the pop spectrum. I’m excited to continue honing in on making really creative pop music that expresses deep truth and vulnerability!
What are some of your current musical or lyrical influences?
Musical – Charlie Puth, Gawvi, Justin Beiber. Lyrical – Hulvey, montell fish, twenty one pilots
What is one key message or takeaway you would want to share with others that are working to put together what their music looks and sounds like?
Be authentic and know that God has given you everything you need to make great music. Just focus on honoring Him!
What are you most expectant for in 2021?
I am expectant for God to grow my faith and convictions and in turn, allow me to make more music this year than I ever have before! Whether that’s performing, writing, producing, or recording.