This week (June 28), BEC Recordings’ Jordan St. Cyr released the White Room Sessions video performance of “Fires,” which can be viewed below. The song, written by St. Cyr along with Micah Kuiper and Krissy Nordhoff, reached Top 20 at Christian radio and is featured on St. Cyr’s most recent EP, Be My Defender, which dropped earlier this year.
St. Cyr is a husband and a father of two boys and two girls. Sharing about the story behind “Fires,” he says, “As a song that has become an anthem in our house, it has helped us heal and is giving us a new perspective on pain and suffering. The day after our youngest daughter Emery was born, she had an MRI that revealed a rare brain condition. What we were told next changed our future forever; the left side of her brain was dying. That day, we experienced equal parts joy and sorrow. Our hearts were in a million pieces and for the first time in our lives, our need for God was greater than anything else. Since then, we’ve had more doctors’ appointments than we can count, and Emery has had seizures and several emergency hospital visits. We still have so many more questions than answers but, as we continue to place our hope and trust in Jesus, our faith continues to grow deeper and we wouldn’t trade that for anything.”
St. Cyr wrote “Fires” two years ago while on a trip to Nashville with the Full Circle Music Academy writing camp. He was inspired by a young man named Nathan who attended the Academy’s writers-in-the-round event, working as a valet as well as holding down two other jobs to make ends meet. Nathan was touched by the message of the songs that were performed that night so he left a note, thanking the songwriters for the hope he had been given. The note ended up being shared on socials and went viral. While this young man working three jobs was about to lose everything he owned, enough money was quickly raised to save his home and pay off debt.
“Looking back,” he shares, “I realize now that God gave me Nathan’s story so I could walk through mine with my daughter to help me along the way and allow my faith to rise up, to know God has not left me in this trial. Rather, He is walking it with me, guiding me through the pain and refining and purifying my heart that I may know him more.” Be sure to view the lyric video for the song here.