Songwriter and worship leader Pat Barrett has released his first full-length solo album. Barrett is the flagship artist on GRAMMY® Award winner Chris Tomlin's imprint record label, Bowyer & Bow, in partnership with Capitol Christian Music Group. Working together on this upcoming album, Barrett and Tomlin went through nearly 55 songs Barrett has written over the last several years, narrowing it down to a 12-song collection of thoughtful, worshipful and, at times, personally challenging tracks. Along with Tomlin, Barrett's self-titled LP features collaborations with fellow artists Steffany Gretzinger and Amanda Cook, established songwriters like Jason Ingram and Matt Redman, and was produced by Ed Cash.
“It felt like there was an immediacy to the songs selected,” Barrett explains. “At the moment, these are the songs that have affected my perspective. [They’ve] brought wholeness in the way I view my family. These are the songs that have helped me trust more and love more deeply…The ones that have impacted me the most were the ones I was most excited to share. I’m at the mercy of the moment in a lot of ways with writing. If I’m going through change, I’m probably going to write about change. If I’m worrying about how financially things are going to work in the future, I’ll probably write about that.”