The Creak Music along with Integrity Music announces the debut single from songwriter and worship artist Stillman. Titled "Shook," the song will appear on Stillman's upcoming EP release, titled Whisper, scheduled to debut later this year. A music video for the song also is revealed today. Check it out here or view it below.
"Shook" was written by Stillman along with Jervis Campbell and Ashley White, and produced by The Creak Music, the production team behind artists such as David Leonard, I AM THEY, Needtobreathe, and Cody Carnes. "'Shook' is about getting back to who we were originally created to be," Stillman recently explained about the song. "It's about the realization of the amazing love we forget we've been freely given, how His great love shakes us to the core, and the longing to get back to it."
You find my words among all the others, buried deep in the depths of the seas
You hear my cries, You feel my sorrows, and in my weakness, Lord, You make me strong
I'm shook by the way that You love me, too long have I run from this place // ?I know that You've been waiting for me and my hardened heart to come back homeYou send Your storm, You spare me no comfort, You draw me out of these places unseen
You hold my hand? as I step on the water, cast out my ghosts? and put the fight back in me
You shake me to the core
More About Stillman:
Jacob Stillman, who goes by the moniker Stillman, hails from Little Rock, Arkansas. With a loving and supportive family and his father who was a bass player, Stillman knew from an early age he was deemed to follow a musical calling.
He was only a mere 11 years old when he joined his first band, writing songs and singing pop/punk music. But around that same time, he was also discovering drugs and alcohol, and by the time he was in middle school, he had gotten arrested with a few misdemeanors under his belt.
When he turned 16, he was given a record deal so he quit high school and moved to Dallas with his band. After a short stint in Texas, there was one day that Stillman found himself high, face-first on a bathroom floor, and with a chipped tooth. The last thing he remembered that particular day was hearing a voice whispering the boldest, and most influencing words, "You are mine."
With the welcoming support of his parents, the very next day he packed his car, quit his band and left everything behind to head back home to Arkansas. He eventually reached out to a childhood friend's father (who was a local pastor) to seek help, and ask a million questions about God.
Stillman became hungry for Christian Theology, and it was August 2011 when he gave his life to Christ, being baptized in the back of a pickup truck in a garden center parking lot. He was ready to begin his new journey and had a new reason to create again, something he never thought he would get the chance to do.
For a few years, he led worship at his church and began songwriting. After blindly emailing a famed producer based in Franklin, Tennessee, Stillman was introduced to a community of artists and creatives, including Seth Talley, David Leonard, and Brad King (The Creak Music team). It was through these relationships that Stillman created and released his first single, "Crooked Heart."
A few months later he followed with "Keep Movin On," which at press time has broken a million streams across Apple and Spotify.
"Shook" is Stillman's first single with The Creak Music Integrity Music and will be part of his upcoming EP release, Whisper, slated for later this year. More details to follow.