JESUS SAVIOR PILOT ME
Among the differences we have with one another as human beings on this planet, there's one thing we can surely agree on. These are challenging times for everyone, and
especially for creative minded folks who's livelihoods depend on social gatherings, concerts, festivals, performing arts centers, auditoriums, and radio airplay. It seems we must do what we can, when we can, but that
doesn't mean the music has to stop. We must adapt.
On Easter Sunday, I found myself really itching to pick and sing with my brother and bandmates during an extended period of distancing and following public health guidelines. Being socially responsible left me alone with the vices of my recording studio. The ability to do some multi-track recording seemed to save the day for me. I decided to sit down and record a gospel standard that has been a favorite of mine for a decade or more. I had a lot of fun playing a few instruments and singing it quartet-style.
I first got familiar with this song when a family friend asked me to sing this one at his father's memorial service. I really connected with the nautical themes and oceanic imagery, combined with the non-dogmatic longing for spiritual guidance. It's a simple message of hope, asking for help, to light the way and calm the path that lies ahead. ~Aaron