... PURSUING GOD THROUGH SONG AND SOUNDSCAPE...
The Arctic is a worship project from a collective of musicians that pursue after God through music and soundscape.
The Arctic got it's name after trying to describe a feeling. This feeling was enjoying the vastness of the sky, but with a cold and pure breath. The feeling of climbing a mountain through the snow, reaching the top. Founder Luke Vandevert explains;
"It's impossible to comprehend the vastness, the crisp intensity. It's the most pure experience that we could know, how incredibly small we are. Yet, beyond the atmosphere there is so much more that our minds cannot handle, that even though we are experiencing what it is like standing on top of the world, we've only just begun. This is a beautiful metaphor of entering the presence of God, this is why the project is called The Arctic"
This collective group travels around meeting with churches of all denominations in putting on worship events. The Arctic tries to meet with local songwriters and have one or two of them share some songs before an event and, in some cases, even join the team. The Arctic has teamed up with many talented musicians and songwriters over the past years to put on these events, including artists like Marika, Alex Toney, Achor, Awake O Sleeper, and Michael Alleckna,
Most of the songs that are written by this worship collective are created with the intent of focusing on God and growing in understanding of him, while at the same time allow for expressions of praise, lament, thanksgiving, and sometimes frustration to the listener. From songs of reflection on the body of Christ like "Diversity", desperation of seeking alertness in "Searchlights" to vulnerability in worship like "Reverberate". Some songs are written stories or thoughts that reflect on situations, like "Where Are You?" which focuses on loneliness or "Thank You" which is reflections on the passing of a friend.
The Arctic has just released their first single "Diversity", now available on iTunes and CD Baby.
If you would like to contact The Arctic, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or select the contact tab at the top of our website. Thank you for reading