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Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: 20 Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.

Matt 28:19-20 (KJV)

 


 

Big Daddy Weave

Truly compelling music makes the personal universal. Few artists have done that more consistently or more movingly than Big Daddy Weave. Through more than a decade of hits like "In Christ,” “Audience of One,” "You're Worthy Of My Praise," “Every Time I Breathe,” What Life Would Be Like,” and “You Found Me,” they have shared the journey in a way that has won the ongoing respect of fans, press and industry alike. Their musical journey began with a Dove Awards nomination as New Artist of the Year in 2002 and includes a 2010 Dove Award for the album Christ Has Come. They have been honored at ASCAP's Christian Music Awards, were chosen for the WOW Hits compilations in five of the last six years and are one of the 10 most played artists at Christian radio over the past decade.

Most recently, they hit the top of the Christian AC chart - the fourth time they've done so - with "Love Come To Life," a song about the desire to have the love that Christ put in our hearts be more than words that we say, but a love that comes to life in actions. A song filled with passion and intimacy, and with the musical hooks and majestic sound that have marked so much of their work, it is the perfect introduction to Love Come To Life, their first studio album in more than three years.

Love Come To Life demonstrates once again the passion and energy that have made Big Daddy Weave one of Christian music's most compelling acts for nearly a dozen years. True to form, the project teems with real life and emotion, from longing and struggle to breakthrough and gratitude, with front man Mike Weaver's forthright songwriting and intimate and unmistakable vocals backed by powerful arrangements and stellar musicianship. It derives its power from the fact that life and music intertwine so fully.

"We've faced a lot of personal challenges and adversity during the past couple of years," says Mike, "Coming to the other side of that leaves us with fresh things to share, and in a place where we can share even more deeply than ever before." Those challenges, from the fatigue faced at times by musicians who spend much of their time on the road, to a devastating fire that swept through guitarist/producer Jeremy Redmon's house and studio, and health issues faced by some band members, produced a record that reflects two sides of the Christian life.

"You've got the ones I term the belly-achers," says Mike with a laugh. "Those are the hurting songs, which are way outnumbered by what came after that, the songs that say, 'We can't wait to worship God because we see even in tragedy, God, You are triumphant.'"

The bridge between the two was a spiritual breakthrough Mike felt about a year into the process of writing for the project.

"I was really at a low point," he says, "struggling with my imperfections. I was in my garage; my man cave where I work out. I felt like God said to my spirit, 'Why don't you let me tell you what I think about you and what I like about you?' He started with, 'I love your heart for people,' and went from there. I was like a broken heap on the floor of my garage. The things he was talking about are not future tense things like a lot of people, the I think 'If I could get to this point and look like this and achieve that I would be all right.' He has this 'I love who you are right now' mentality. 'I accept you right now. You need to accept you right now.' At that point, I couldn't write from that hurting place anymore. I thought, 'I've got to worship now.'"

The result is that songs like the title track and "Save My Life," a song Mike describes as "gut-level honesty," give way to others like "Magnificent God," whose spirit of worship is set amid a sound both intimate and majestic; "Jesus Move," a passionate call for Jesus' power to flow into believers written with Phil Wickham; "Different Light," a rocker that celebrates the way faith rewrites even the most troubled past; and "If You Died Tonight," a tenderly insistent request to a friend to consider ultimate truths.

"This is a record that's a lot more transparent," says drummer Jeff Jones. "It's one that all of us are super excited about. We can give it to people and say, 'This is what God has been doing in our lives."

In fact, the band's own breakthrough, born of a renewed emphasis on personal ministry at their concerts, is part in the record's feel.

"God has a plan with all of this stuff," says Jeremy, "and maybe it took that extra time and our journey as a band to really bring these songs to life. There have been big changes over the last couple of tours as we've allowed more time for ministry. It's been a season of growth and change for all of us, and the fact that Mike was able to write with worship leaders like Phil, Carl Cartee and Paul Baloche really helped bring all of that into focus for the record."

As always, Jeremy's production is key in bringing the songs to life.

"We approached each song with a question," he says. "'Where can we take this that will make this sonically a new experience, something we haven't done before.' And I hope the way we did that will open up new ears to our music.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 

 

 

 

 

  Name Artist Genre Released  
Love Come to Life Big Daddy Weave 04/17/12 Album Link
What Life Would Be Like Big Daddy Weave 07/22/08 Album Link
Every Time I Breathe Big Daddy Weave 09/26/06 Album Link
The Ultimate Collection Big Daddy Weave 09/20/11 Album Link
What I Was Made For Big Daddy Weave 07/26/05 Album Link
Christ Is Come Big Daddy Weave 09/22/09 Album Link
Fields of Grace Big Daddy Weave 06/07/05 Album Link
Acoustic - EP Big Daddy Weave 11/25/08 Album Link
One and Only Big Daddy Weave 06/07/05 Album Link
Audience of One
(Studio Series Performance Track) - EP
Big Daddy Weave 10/18/05 Album Link
Redeemed
(Studio Series Performance Track) - EP
Big Daddy Weave 05/29/12 Album Link
6 Picks: Essential Radio Hits from Big Daddy Weave - EP Big Daddy Weave 02/03/09 Album Link
You Are Worthy of My Praise
(Studio Series Performance Track) - EP
Big Daddy Weave 10/11/05 Album Link
Fields of Grace
(Studio Series Performance Track) - EP
Big Daddy Weave 10/11/05 Album Link
Love Come to Life - Single Big Daddy Weave 08/23/11 Album Link
Let It Rise
(Studio Series Performance Track) - EP
Big Daddy Weave 09/26/06 Album Link
Heart Cries Holy
(Studio Series Performance Track) - EP
Big Daddy Weave 10/11/05 Album Link
Hold Me Jesus
(Studio Series Performance Track) - EP
Big Daddy Weave 09/26/06 Album Link
Every Time I Breathe
(Studio Series Performance Track) - EP
Big Daddy Weave 09/26/06 Album Link
What Life Would Be Like
(Studio Series Performance Track) - EP
Big Daddy Weave 07/22/08 Album Link
You Found Me
(Studio Series Performance Track) - EP
Big Daddy Weave 07/22/08 Album Link
Christ Is Come
(Studio Series Performance Tracks) - EP
Big Daddy Weave 08/04/09 Album Link
Worship Tracks:
You're Worthy of My Praise
(As Made Popular by Big Daddy Weave with Barlow Girl)
[Performance Track]
Worship Tracks 07/04/06 Album Link
What Life Would Be Like - Single Big Daddy Weave 11/03/09 Album Link
I'll Be Brave This Christmas
(Studio Series Performance Track) - EP
Big Daddy Weave 09/22/09 Album Link