Recorded over two nights in London, Created to Worship is my first live album. Featuring 10 original songs, and an incredible 14-piece band of musicians and singers, the self-produced album is by far the most ambitious project I've been involved in so far.
The invitation to embrace lies at the heart of this album. First, knowing above everything else that we are forever embraced by the unconditional love of God. From that place, learning to embrace our own individual value and to love who we have been created to be. And from there embracing the wonder and diversity of the kingdom of God and its reflection in humanity - you, me, others.
The discovery that we are created to worship is at one and the same time the discovery that we are created to receive the embrace of God, to embrace Him in return, to embrace ourselves and to embrace others.
Tunde Afolabi, drums
Reflecting the multi-faceted nature of worship, the songs on this album invite the listener into moments of joyful celebration and also tender reflection as it explores the themes of freedom, intimacy and wholeness that is found in the love of God. Sonically, the album embraces a spectrum of different styles and genres, drawing inspiration from jazz, gospel, soul and pop to create a rich and colourful musical tapestry.
The question, “What does it mean to be created to worship?” has no simple answer. It is our eternal pursuit as followers of Jesus. This album offers an expression and a response, inspired by my experiences and encounters so far along the journey.
Charlie Thornton, bass
Rich Di Castiglione
The album process brought together a diverse group of musicians and singers, centred around a core group of friends who have worshipped and played together for many years. The ‘family’ culture that the band has established is as much a part of the fabric of this album as the creative process behind the songs themselves, which were written by Lucy over a period of several years, but crafted and honed together as a collective.
David Powell, keys
Tania Ilyashova, keys
Created to worship is out now on iTunes, Amazon and and all other online music stores.