From Abundant Life Church – one of the most vibrant, thriving churches within the UK, comes the debut album from their rebranded youth ministry. I Am Future – formerly known as RPM – release their eponymous album on 5th August. Recorded live and full of life, I Am Future tells the story that’s all about Jesus.
I Am Future captures the sense of journey and abandonment that has defined the church’s work with young people over recent years. There are the anthems with tempos set up at the ceiling (like the opener ‘Freedom Never Felt So Good,’ ‘Sound Of Praise’ and ‘All Things New’) and the devotionals that bring the worshipper to their knees (like ‘I Receive Your Love’ and ‘First Love’). Threaded throughout the album’s ten tracks is a keen focus on Jesus Himself; His sacrifice, His hope, His transformation.
The sound contains much of the same DNA that helped form RPM; the energy, the honesty, the guitars and sense of the whole venue joining in to unleash praise and worship. But there’s a fresh sense of God-directed hunger, an even stronger core that strives to connect young people with God. Says Jock James;
“Yes we do loud music and jump around but we’re really careful to make sure it’s not just fun and hype, but it’s about equipping and strengthening young people to go and make a difference in and through their lives with Jesus at the centre.”
The album will be launched at this years Rocknations conference – an annual gathering hosted by Abundant Life Church’s youth team, featuring guest speaker Ed Young, worship leaders Rend Collective Experiment and I Am Future.
Accompanying the album’s release is a four-part devotional written by I Am Future leader, Jock James. Writing in the introduction he explains that “I Am Future is about discovering a greater understanding of who God is, helping you discover more about who God has created you to be, deepening your connection with God — the God who made and loves you. I Am Future is not simply about music, or singing songs on Sunday. But it’s the soundtrack of a movement of worshipers, fueled by the awe of God.”