|Christian music singer/songwriter and Gotee recording artist Jon Reddick has released his newest single, “The Power of Your Name.” Produced by Nathan Nockels, the song includes fellow worship leader and Integrity recording artist Matt Redman, who was a co-writer and is also featured on the song. “The Power of Your Name” marks Reddick’s fourth single release with Gotee following “You Keep Hope Alive,” “God, Turn It Around” and “Glory and Majesty.”
Co-writing this song with Redman and Nathan and Christy Nockels was a full-circle moment for Reddick, who never thought after nearly two decades, his path would cross with the Nockels again after the Passion: One Day worship event in Memphis where he initially met the couple.
“That One Day event in Memphis was a monumental mark of time that helped lead me to what I do today,” Reddick said. “Fast forward, a few years later we randomly ended up going to and working for the same church and we became really good friends organically. So, to get to do this song with them was amazing. Writing with them was like a workshop for me. I was amazed at their skill.”
Although written before the COVID-19 pandemic and the mounting racial tensions in our country, Reddick said this song has new meaning to him in light of what’s going on in the world today.
“After COVID, this song sounded different to me,” he said. “It hit me in a different way, which was interesting. There is something about running to the seat of Jesus when you know you need to. It feels like in this season, we all as human beings are in the midst of navigating life’s struggles whether it is anxiety, hardships, having hard conversations, or dealing with financial issues – we’re all just walking through hard things on our own realizing we don’t have as much control as we thought we did. It feels like we’re asking, ‘Where do we go from here?’”
Lyrically, the song addresses that scripture never promises we’ll be free of pain and struggles in this life, but it reminds us we are never alone.