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Brent Tatum: Well, I actually started on drums as a young kid playing in church and, just like every teenage kid with hopes of being a rockstar, I started playing drums for the band until we didn't have a singer, and I guess that's when I sort of found out I could sing. I have always fooled around with guitar, writing songs, but I'd say in the last 10 years or so it became my instrument of choice.
Brent: I have been a fan of his music for a long time, and as I was on the path to really discovering who God was in my life, [Aaron's] songs and testimony really helped me along that journey. I saw he had a studio and took a chance on sending him some acoustic stuff and he loved it. Next thing I knew, I was on a plane headed to Salt Lake City, Utah to record my first solo EP. He said he had not really produced a worship type album and really thought I had something good to work with.
Brent: When I got there, he had me play all the songs live, so I picked up his old Martin and played through all the songs. Before I was done with the second song, he jumped up and said "I have an idea for this," so (the drums already being mic'd) he gets behind this old vintage Rogers kit and basically structures a complete song from the drums -- something I have never seen anyone do before. After that, we went song by song the same way. He pretty much produces from his drum kit, and as a drummer myself, it's complete genius. When we finished recording for the day, he would take me to ridiculous eating spots and, me loving food, it was right up my alley. All together, I think I was there almost 2 weeks and recorded pretty much every day for about 8 hrs until the album was done.
Brent: Wow, this song... So I wrote the song about my wife and God if that makes sense. I quit gong to church for a while once my wife and I got married simply because her family is Jehovah Witness and my family is pentecostal. HUGE difference there. We pretty much decided to put God on the back burner and we were happy. Well, God had different plans and called me back into ministry and I wrote this song in a time where my wife and I were not on the same page in our spiritual walk, and in the song, I'm telling her to trust me because I've got your hand and it's gonna be ok. At the same time, God is saying to me in the song "trust me I've got your hand and it's gonna be ok." I actually recorded that song about 5 years ago and felt that it needed to be on this record, so we went through and made it what it is today. As far as the 90's feel.. it's funny because Aaron said the same thing. I don't know why, but I guess I was just in a 90's mood when I wrote it, but hey, who doesn't like 90's music? It's the best!
Brent: The song "Run to You" is probably my favorite song. This song really speaks to me when the Enemy, or the world, tries to tell you that you aren't good enough or that you have made too many mistakes for God to still love you. This song reminds me to just run into the arms of God because that's where my identity is. No matter what we have done, he is there waiting with his arms open for us.
Brent: I just finished up a string of shows with 7eventh Time Down, Abandon and a few other artists, so I don't have anything in the near future. I will say I am heading back to Salt Lake City with Aaron to write and start working on the next album. I will probably release two singles in the spring. My wife is expecting our second child, so I will be tied up for a little here shortly, welcoming our girl into the world.
Brent: You know, as a writer, I am continually asking God to show me what's on his heart. I think the biggest message the world needs to hear right now is that God is for the lost. He just isn't for those who attend church with a perfect attendance, but he is here for the broken and for the ones who feel like they have nothing left. God is so good to us; he knew us before we were born and if we could only get the world to see that their lives have a greater purpose to love one another, we would all be better off doing the will of God.
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