Readies for new album, ‘Sacred Surrender,’ slated for spring 2024
Singer, songwriter, worship leader and GMA Dove Award nominee Jaime Jamgochian is thrilled to announce her new single, “Our Father,” is out. The song will appear on her upcoming album, “Sacred Surrender” (Avodah Music), slated for release in the spring of 2024. Jamgochian is the flagship artist for the new independent label. Listen to "Our Father" here.
Jamgochian co-wrote “Our Father” with Selah’s Todd Smith along with Jay Speight and Phoebe Scott. During a slow-going songwriting session, it was when Jamgochian asked the group to take a moment to pray and she began reciting and singing “The Lord’s Prayer” when the inspiration they needed led the group to create the song in under an hour.
“Our Father” also features the vocals of the award-winning trio Selah, one of the five tracks on “Sacred Surrender” that are collaborations – a rarity throughout Jamgochian’s two-decade career. Additional songs feature Ginny Owens, Citizen Way, Joseph Habedank, and Andrew Holt of The Belonging Co.
As a classically trained pianist and vocalist who studied at Berklee College of Music, Jamgochian first honed her craft playing jazz in bars and on cruise ships, and soon began using her musical gifts to serve the local church. She signed a recording contract with Centricity Music that launched her career in Christian music and secured her a No. 1 song with “Hear My Worship.”
But when she was diagnosed with Lyme disease a few years ago, she wasn’t sure if she’d ever work again due to the toll it took on her body and mind. She eventually overcame the most debilitating side effects of the disease. Yet, as her healing journey continues, her struggles with chronic illness have become an avenue to share a message of miraculous victory with people from every walk of life – especially encouraging other women, mentoring younger female artists, and leading worship at ASPIRE women’s events around the country.
She returned to music in 2020 with the album “All Things,” which brought her first GMA Dove Award nomination for Best Inspirational Album of the Year. Now, with 10 new songs focusing on the theme of surrender and letting go to live an abundant life, she explained, “Surrender is the only path to peace. When we’re holding onto things, it makes it worse than when we’re letting go of what we want and just totally trusting that God’s got it, even when we don’t see it.”
Jamgochian continued, “I want to see people encounter the love of God in these songs. I want to see them feel hope because, when I first met Jesus, that’s what I felt. I didn’t know the Bible that well, but I felt hope. I felt peace like I had never known. The older I get, I don’t want complicated. I want simple faith, simple trust in God, and simple songs that people can easily sing over and over again. I want to write faith declarations that move people closer to God and move them out of fear into faith, out of anxiety into peace, and out of emptiness into abundance.”