Atlanta-based duo, The Ruins, are proud to release the debut music video for their single, "Deliverance." Featuring vocalists Debra Black and Victor Gonzalez, their new anthemic video tells a story of the trappings of sins and the hope for freedom that salvation brings. The group hopes that the video will spark listeners toward being set free from whatever is holding them back.
The Ruins recently released their debut self-titled EP to media-praise on DREAMRecords to all digital retail outlets. You can pick up their album here.
Watch the "Deliverance" music video below:
The Ruins is a duo of dynamic passion, musical excellence and unparalleled creativity.
Victor and Debra first met at church when Debra was worship leading at her church. The two shared a creative vision and decided to collaborate and write music together forming what would end up becoming The Ruins.
"I had released a worship album a year and a half ago and had led worship in the church for years, but I kept feeling a tug in my heart to expand my musical passions beyond worship. I wanted to sing what I love to hear," says Debra. "It was a really big and difficult decision, but it was crazy how God reached down and gave me little nudges from heaven. I heard a message on fear and then my mom called and shared a devotional about what fear does to you and I realized I had been hesitating going the pop route because it was unknown to me. I knew worship. Worship is safe for me. But God was calling me to do new things."
Halfway around the world, opportunity began knocking. While Debra was laying bare her heart before God, halfway around the world, Victor was doing the same. "During my missions trip, at one point we went to see these ancient ruins," Victor shares. "We climbed to the top of this precipice and could see them for miles in every direction. I was so struck that people were flocking to these broken down, decaying remains, seeing them as beautiful. At one point, the buildings were created for a specific purpose, but over time had been destroyed. Now, while they are crumbling and dying, they represent something beautiful and appealing. It opened my eyes to the reality of God in my own life in a way unlike I had experienced before. I have tons of issues and baggage, but God looks down on me and doesn't see ugliness. He doesn't see something ruined. He sees something-someone-redeemed."