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Exclusive Interview with Musician, Jason Scott

Today’s blog is a little bit different. I thought I’d take the opportunity to interview musician Jason Scott (Stasyszen). He is launching a campaign today to raise money for his next album. I hope that you enjoy his answers and honesty as much as I did.

 

 

Where did the title come from?

The idea of Brighter Shining Still is really rooted in Isaiah 60:1, “Arise, shine; for your light has come, And the glory of the Lord has risen upon you.” We face some of the greatest challenges in history, but we are also experiencing a worldwide move of His glory. The Church, despite anyone”s feelings or discouragements, is really poised for a tremendous breakthrough and the momentum has been building since Jesus” death and resurrection. The light is shining brighter than it ever has when we see through the eyes of the Spirit.

 

It”s been a while since your last recording, what lead you to know this was the right time to jump back into it?

Yeah, we recorded O God of Our Fathers back in 2006! I have actually planned to record several times and each time it fell through for various reasons, but I have had such a stirring about this year and what God is doing. God is bringing a lot of things into completion in our lives this year. One huge one for our family is the adoption of our son from Japan. This recording is another big step of faith. It”s just His leading and His timing for this album–I feel it and I know it.

 

What are you most excited about with this project?

Music is such a part of my testimony and to this day, there is so much power in music for me. I”m excited about the opportunity to get these songs out to the Body of Christ. I”m excited to worship with hungry people and see what God”s going to do. I”m excited to play with the amazing musicians I get to play with again. The whole process is exciting! It”s hard work for sure, but it”s also exhilarating to be a part of something that will live on and impact people”s lives.

 

What are you most nervous about?

You had to bring that up, huh? This time around, I”m doing things a little differently. Every other album has been by faith–God providing what we needed when we needed it. This time we”re doing this fundraising campaign, and I honestly see the Source is still the same. It”s all God, but I”m throwing out a vision for an album and asking for support. So music and songwriting is very personal even if it”s about God. The nervousness is, what if people don”t respond or care? It just seems more personal! Dealing with any form of rejection is fun, right? Beyond that, I have had thoughts about leading worship for the album and it falling flat–no life, no Spirit, no nothing. Just crickets. I know that won”t happen, but it still makes me nervous.

 

How many songs have you written since your last recording? How many can we expect on this album?

Man, I honestly don”t know how many songs I”ve written. Probably 25-30. Of those, I seriously considered around 18 of them. When it all filtered out, I had 11 songs ready to go and then I anticipate those spontaneous times during the recording as well.

 

How hard was it to narrow it down?

It has been a painful process! I prayed a lot and tried to figure out which ones fit best within the theme of God”s glory, the Church, awakening, etc. I also tried to look at the album as a whole and maintain some cohesion stylistically as well as thematically. Some of those cuts were extremely hard because they are songs I love, but they ultimately had more to do with other themes. I”m hoping someday to put some of these other songs in an album too, but we”ll see.

 

Thanks so much for taking the time to answer these questions. Is there anything you want to say to anyone reading this?

Honestly, I”m just so excited the time has come for this. One of the things that blesses me most is hearing testimonies of what the music means to people or what God has done through it. I know that has just a little to do with me and a whole lot to do with Him, but it”s humbling and amazing to be part of something like that. I”ve gotten emails from people all over the US and even as far as Australia, and I truly believe this project will reach further. It”s beyond comprehension what God can do!

 

If you would like to find out more information or would like to donate to this project, please visit the following sites

http://jasonscottmusic.com/new-album-updates/

http://www.indiegogo.com/jasonscott

4 Responses to “Exclusive Interview with Musician, Jason Scott”

  1. I don’t know. I know this guy and he has a tendency to be a pretty big doofus at times. Great music though! 🙂 Thanks so much, Philip. I SOOOOO appreciate your help and support.
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  2. Looking forward to getting my copy! Holding Jason and this project in prayer.
    Dusty Rayburn recently posted..A Friend and Brother: Jason StasyszenMy Profile

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