Bowyer & Bow / Capitol Christian Music Group artist, songwriter and worship leader Pat Barrett has released his first live project, “Canvas and Clay,” available here. This new live album follows his acclaimed self-titled debut from that featured the No. 1 single "Build My Life." The follow-up radio single, "Better," is currently No. 26 on the Christian Airplay chart and gaining audience impressions each week.
" ‘Better' is such a special song to me personally because it has served as a challenge," Barrett said of the new single. "Money, appearance, power and approval are all unbelievably tempting to live for at times. We cause ourselves (and others) a lot of harm when we set these things at the center of our lives. In the moments where we feel tempted to live for 'lesser' things, we are only left feeling more empty. I hope this song can help redirect the affection of our heart to something (read: Someone) better."
“Canvas and Clay” was captured in Atlanta at 1971 Sounds Studio and became less about making a live album and more about having a night of worship and sharing the songs and moments that happened. The album is about trusting the process of formation in one’s life.
"Our relationship with God is such an experiential thing that is filled with the unknown," Barrett said. "There are things that we prepare for and things that happen that you could never prepare for in life. I always love the posture of leading worship that says we have some songs planned, but this isn’t about songs … it’s about us connecting with God … so let’s see what happens. I love that we were able to capture and share a night like that with this project."
In October, Barrett will join Chris Tomlin for "An Evening of Worship" on tour. Click here for dates.
With popular songs such as “Build My Life” and “Good Good Father,” Barrett is a key songwriter and artist in the broader worship community. A worship leader at Grace Midtown and former singer/songwriter with the band Housefires, Barrett released his solo debut after a 15-year career in 2018. He was the first signing on Grammy Award-winning artist Tomlin’s label imprint, Bowyer & Bow, in partnership with Capitol CMG. Barrett also partnered with Tomlin to write the children's book “Good Good Father,” which has sold more than 200,000 copies.
In 2018, Barrett had a breakthrough year as a solo artist. His album's first single "The Way (New Horizon)" climbed the radio charts into the Top 5 on the Christian audience radio chart. Barrett was also nominated for the prestigious New Artist of the Year for the 49th GMA Dove Awards. His single "Build My Life" became a No. 1 radio song as well as a Top 10 CCLI song. He also appeared on the "Worship Night in America" tour, Tomlin's "Good Good Father" Tour, "Holy Roar" Tour, as well as touring internationally.
For more information, visit www.PatBarrettMusic.com.