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Published On: Wed, Apr 11th, 2018

Matt Maher talks ‘Echoes’ and worship nights with Chris Tomlin

In between tour dates, Christian artist Matt Maher spoke to NFP about “Echoes,” as well as his new set of tour dates and the impact of Worship Night in America with Chris Tomlin.

“Echoes” was released in the fall, rising to #5 on the Christian billboard chart, and yielded a couple of big singes: “Your Love Defends Me” and “What a Friend.” Maher opens up about the music resonating with fans or not.

“the reality – and this is one of the things I’ve learned to accept as an artist, is that, you know, it’s kind of like the iceberg mentality. You know, like most people look at an iceberg and all they see is the part that’s above the water, and that’s OK. Versus I think that artists tend to see the whole picture, and we’re always going to see more than what other people see.

“And that’s the thing about art, in general, is that not everybody sees the same thing when they see something or when they hear something. And that’s OK, as well. But I will say that, yeah, I mean, I think we have been getting a lot of great feedback from people on the new songs, and on the new material – which is always, I think it’s exciting when it resonates with people.”

The NFP interview dove into the worship music, praise nights with Tomlin.

“I think in particular with the “Worship Night,” the thing that I’ve been kind of saying, and the thing I believe that this night sort of carries with it in a unique way, is unity in the midst of diversity. I think that, more than ever before, culturally, we find ourselves at a moment where there’s a lot of tension and a sense of isolation and separation, and, I think, lots of people are trying to figure out how do we, in the west particularly, in America, how do we move forward on a lot of different issues.

“And I think that, obviously, Christians will ask and wonder how does the Church respond. And I think prayer and worship is not an empty response, but I think it should move us. And so, I think the great thing about “Worship Night In America” is what it does is it, it’s going to hopefully bring together people from different backgrounds within the body of Christ.”

Check out the full interview HERE
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