BEC Recordings' newest signing Among The Thirsty will be releasing their debut album, Who You Say I Am, on March 17. Preceding the new album is the single "Completely."
"Completely" is centered on surrender. "It's a powerful song for me, because it [was written out of] my absolute coming to grips with who I was, the things I had done, the people I had hurt, and just having to face myself," frontman Ryan Daniel shares of the season the album was inspired. "That was my moment of absolute rock bottom, when my world [was] collapsing. It was hard to see the good in it."
Reflecting back on that difficult season today, Daniel now recognizes the beauty that resulted in the form of music, which built the framework for the band's forthcoming debut. Although his personal circumstances have yet to reach a full resolution, just like anything worth fighting for, he knows there is joy to be found in the process.
Formed in Clearwater, Fla., in 2008, Among the Thirsty released several independent offerings prior to signing with BEC Recordings, one of which garnered them a Top 10 radio single ("I'd Need a Savior") on the R&R Monitored AC chart, an unheard of feat for an unsigned artist. The band signed with BEC Recordings in 2014 and began working on their full-length debut. The result, Who You Say I Am, was recorded in Atlanta with Daniel's longtime friend, acclaimed producer Scotty Wilbanks (Third Day, 7eventh Time Down). Wilbanks had his eye on Among the Thirsty since they were teens, playing shows before they were even out of high school, so working with him at the helm felt like a natural partnership.
Their new album is a personal reflection of a journey of hitting rock-bottom and finding God's gift of desperation there and through grace seeing one's worth to God.