“While I Can,” the newest release from Matthew West, serves as a reminder to not let life pass you by and to live each day to the fullest. The concurrent visual, directed by Sean Hagwell with creative direction from Jade Driver, depicts all the blessings in West’s life including his wife, two daughters and mother. The track, penned by West, will be featured on his upcoming double album MY STORY YOUR GLORY which is set for release on February 17, 2023. Pre-save for the album is available now HERE.
“With ‘While I Can,’ I think I wrote a song that I will be trying to live up to for the rest of my life,” shares West. “This is a song about the inner struggle between a busy life and a meaningful one. Sometimes my life can fall off track and my priorities can get mixed up. It’s in the moments of quiet reflection where songs like these rise to the surface and say the things my aching heart is feeling. This moment of quiet reflection turned into a moment of much needed redirection for me and I hope this song will do the same for someone else who hears it.”
He recently released the title track of the album, “My Story Your Glory,” and its accompanying music video – watch HERE. The new anthem and project as a whole embodies the countless stories fans have shared with the songwriter over the years and the importance of keeping God at the forefront.
West invites you to “Come Home for Christmas,” with his enchanting new holiday tune. Adding to the excitement, he has partnered with Candace Cameron Bure and Great American Family to highlight the endearing carol on their Great American Family channel all holiday season. He also co-wrote a tune, “Present This Christmas” with Lady A’s Hillary Scott who performed the track in “Candace Cameron Bure Presents: A Christmas…Present” which premiered on November 27.
The five-time Grammy nominated artist has had a monumental year: his current single “Me On Your Mind” is his most recent number one song, spending 6 weeks atop the Mediabase Christian Airplay chart and graced the top the Billboard Christian Airplay Chart for 5 weeks.The track is his fifth consecutive chartopper. It also marked West’s 25th number one song combined as an artist and songwriter – now up to 27. He recently released his sixth book “The God Who Stays.” The new book is an engaging and thoughtful exploration, balanced with West’s trademark wit and humor, that helps us reconnect to the Biblical truth that God is with us. In his most personal book to date, West was inspired by the dramatic events of 2020 to go on a spiritual journey of rediscovery and revival inspired by the words of his hit song “The God Who Stays.”
Additionally, fans can hear him on “The Matthew West Podcast” which has surpassed an impressive 2.5 million downloads and drops new episodes weekly under the “That Sounds Fun” network. The proven storyteller will return to Franklin, TN for his Come Home for Christmas weekend December 2-4 then will hit the road for his COME HOME FOR CHRISTMAS Winter tour. For dates and ticket information visit matthewwest.com/tour.