Christian music legend, Mac Powell, former frontman of the four-time GRAMMY Award-winning band Third Day, called in to our Townsville studio to talk to Bek about his first solo release, New Creation. Released with his new label, Capitol Christian Music Group, the album is full of upbeat tunes with deep autobiographical themes that take the listener on a beautiful journey from heartache to hope; disconnection to joy, all culminating in the faithfulness of God.
In the interview, Powell speaks with Bek about the inspiration behind some of the tracks, including ‘River of Life.’
“It’s interesting that within the medical community the bloodstream is called the ‘River of Life,'” shares Powell. “We as believers know that our TRUE life comes from the grace and mercy of Jesus – poured out from his sacrifice on the cross. In John chapter 4, Jesus shares with the woman at the well – Everyone who drinks this water will be thirsty again, but whoever drinks the water I give him will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give him will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life. Let us all partake in this River of Life that is given by our Savior!”
Powell’s vocal prowess is known all over the world from his years with Third Day. He brings his decades of experience and soulful delivery of heartful and relatable lyrics to this new song and upcoming album. In this interview, he also shares with Bek some cheeky insider info about the songwriting process, and she gets a bit greedy asking about the potential of a Christmas single since he’s heading out on a Christmas tour. Listen in to find out the answer!
Missed the interview on air? You can listen below.