“My wish is that TOT STILSTAND will open people’s hearts to the wonder of God — the God who blesses us with rest, stillness and focus in the crazy of our fast-paced lives.
I also hope that this song can contribute, in a sincere and authentic way, to the Afrikaans-speaking community, who remains in need of new language to express spiritual truths. May this song bring hope, rest and wonder to the hearts that need it most,” explains the co-writer and -singer of the sixth song in the VIBRANCY – A COLLECTIVE OF CREATIVES series, Gideon Nel, about the meaning behind this single, which he created with Carlyn Ganz.
The single is about the peace found in God’s presence and was inspired by Exodus 3, where God reveals Himself in a special way to Moses at the burning bush. It combines a striking combination of rich metaphoric poetic lyrics and a melancholic melody that promises to capture the hearts of listeners from the get-go and leave them comforted and embraced in the descriptive Afrikaans language as they can come to rest.
“At the Vibrancy Song Writing Retreat in November 2018, we had the chance to write original worship songs with musicians we have never worked with, or met, before. It was an exciting, but daunting opportunity. Standing quite hesitant in a sea of musicians, looking for the right group to work with, Carlyn Ganz approached me to ask if we could write a song together. I was so struck by her sincere confidence in our ability to produce something beautiful and authentic that I said agreed before I even realised what I was doing,” Gideon shares.
Click here to watch TOT STILSTAND’s song story and to experience the peace that can only be found in God’s presence: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B9YMQ4-9Y4g
The album is available on all digital platforms now: http://itunes.apple.com/album/id/1464065361
SONGS ON THE ALBUM
- Planted (feat. Lebohang Kgapola and Rashid Adams)
- Be Glorified (feat. Sima Mashazi)
- Ngizokuphumuza (I will give you rest) (feat. Sima Mashazi and Andriëtte de la Harpe)
- Tot Stilstand (feat. Carlyn Ganz and Gideon Nel)
- Least of These (Vuka / Arise) (feat. Lebohang Kgapola)
- In just one moment (feat. Mégan Schilder)
- One (feat. Lesego Senwamadi and CJAY)
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