Our entire band’s favorite track on “Overcome” is one that none of them played on – it’s track #11, “Don’t Give Up.” This track, is a sermon remix to a message Jeff preached on May 23rd entitled, “The Hope for the Suffering Church.”
On that day, a conversation between John Kennerly and myself solidified the “Overcome” focus for the album. As he told me what he was writing, and processing this powerful message we just heard, we decided to do an album about perseverance. I jokingly said we could call it “Perseverance of the Saints” because that’s what it is all about.
What I did was take his 40 minute message and crop it down to 5 minutes. This was the hardest part of the entire project! So much good stuff!
I then took the melody line from “Overcome” and made a remix loop for the message’s soundtrack. It is placed at an important part of the album and it fires me up every time I listen to it (and I’ve listened to it quite a few times)! Check out a snippet below or get the song on iTunes.