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We chatted to the members of Switch about their debut album ‘Symphony’
Switch is a collective of worship pastors based in the Oklahoma City area, in America. We’re just really passionate about creating music that combines a modern sound with the message of the Gospel.
What’s it’s like being a part of ‘Life Church’?
We are one church, in multiple locations around the country. We have campus’ spread out all across America. At the heart of it, we are one church and we strive for our campus’ to be local faith communities in their areas. At times, from we are in Oklahoma City, it can seem like a pretty big church, it is. But at the same time it’s also very, very small. We do our best to make sure that it’s a local faith community
Tell us how your debut album ‘Symphony’ came about
There’s a team of 4 or 5 writers that write for Switch and we were out in L.A. California, brainstorming to see what we could create. We felt this desire to write songs that were inspired by Gospel themes, but with the top 40 sound. We were drawing on themes that we hear a lot in our church as pastors. So these are the songs that came about from that. We felt a storing to write these songs as prayers songs of hope for people to sing over their situation. I think all the songs really reflect that. We are really excited to present this project to the world.
Tell us about the song ‘Symphony’
Symphony is a song for anyone in the middle of a season of chaos. I think we all find ourselves this season from time to time or it just seems like you can’t catch a break. Life is hitting you from multiple angles but as a reminder no matter what we say, God is doing something through everything. We are never alone. He is always working, even through our pain & the things we cannot understand.
We got to partner with a friend of ours, here in the States, Dillan Chace. There’s a part of Dillan’s rap in the song, he says we get tuned up like instruments and we get stretched. I just think that’s a really cool visual of what this song talks about. If you think about tuning a guitar, or violin, or piano, pulling back and forth on this steel is a pretty violent, pressing process. That’s kind of a picture of what we go through in life. We know that we’re being pulled, stretched and tuned in different ways. But at the end of it all, what happens is we finally get tuned to the perfect note that will be able to play a part in something God has planned for us.
A special thank you to Rob Estevez, Cassidy Estevez & JT Murrell for taking the time to chat with us. God bless!