그러므로 누구든지 나의 이 말을 듣고 행하는 자는 그 집을 반석 위에 지은 지혜로운 사람 같으리니 ; 비가 내리고 창수가 나고 바람이 불어 그 집에 부딪치되 무너지지 아니하나니 이는 주초를 반석 위에 놓은 까닭이요 ; 나의 이 말을 듣고 행하지 아니하는 자는 그 집을 모래 위에 지은 어리석은 사람 같으리니 ; 비가 내리고 창수가 나고 바람이 불어 그 집에 부딪치매 무너져 그 무너짐이 심하니라 'Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock. ; The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock. ; But everyone who hears these words of mine and does not put them into practice is like a foolish man who built his house on sand. ; The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell with a great crash.' [마태복음 Matthew 7:24~27]


I AM THEY ▶ 워십 집회 음악을 위해 모였던 이 들이 지속적으로 활동을 하게 된 경우인데요, 2011년 크리스천 음악 전문 레이블인 Essential Records와 계약하면서 미국 Nevada주 Carson City에서 6명으로 시작한 밴드입니다. 


이들의 초기 뮤직비디오에서 볼 수 있던 여성 보컬 Stephanie Kulla은 Abbie Parker로 또 최근에는 Adam Palmer가 Jon McConnell로 교체되면서 현재 멤버는 Matthew Hein (vocals, guitar, banjo, dobro, mandolin) ; Jon McConnell (vocals, guitar, keyboards) ; Abbie Parker (vocals, harmonium) ; Justin Shinn (keyboards, organ, concert drum, banjo, mandolin) ; Sara Palmer (drums, percussion) 5명인데요, 멤버들이 다루고 있는 악기 종류만 보더라도 이들의 음악적인 스타일을 짐작할 수 있을 것 같네요.


2015년 발표한 첫 앨범 [I Am They] 활동을 통해 GMA 도브상 신인상 후보에도 올랐고 2018년 [Trial & Triumph]을 발표했습니다.


* 이들의 이름에 대한 의미는 The name 'I Am They' is inspired by John 17 - created with the intent to adopt on a personal and individual level. As Jesus prays in this chapter, He consistently refers to His disciples as "they". It is important to each band member to be the “they” that Jesus referred to.

 

I can see the clouds roll in I can feel the winds, they try to shake me ; I will not be moved My feet are on the rock


I can feel the waters rise I can hear the howling lies that haunt me ; Fear won't hold me now My feet are on the rock


When I feel my hope about to break I will cling to Your unchanging grace ; Let the waters come and the earth give way I'll be dancing in the rain My feet are on the rock


I can see the morning light I can feel the joy on the horizon ; Here my faith is found I stand on solid ground


When I feel my hope about to break I will cling to Your unchanging grace ; Let the waters come and the earth give way I'll be dancing in the rain My feet are on the rock


On Christ the solid rock I stand All other ground is sinking sand ; So stomp your feet and clap your hands Our feet are on the rock


When I feel my hope about to break I will cling to Your unchanging grace ; Let the waters come and the earth give way I'll be dancing in the rain My feet are on the rock


Josh Bronleewe, Abbie Parker, Matthew Hein, Lindsey Sweat

Trial & Triumph (2018)

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