We are City Psalms. We're not a band...
...We're a COLLECTIVE of SONGWRITERS and MUSICIANS who write and record original songs that inspire prayer-for and service-to our city.
Seven years ago we had a dream of seeing our community become a place where songs of prayer for our city were written and shared all across our town. We wondered, what if a movement could be started here? Could the idea spread? Would it make an impact? Those questions compelled like-minded songwriters and musicians to come to the table, and City Psalms was born.
Since 2012 we've connected dozens of songwriters and musicians across a wide variety of congregations throughout our city to collaborate on three full-length albums. These songs were written for this specific time in this specific place we call home. Many churches in our city have adopted these songs into their worship services. And now we’re inviting you to be part of this movement, too.
City Psalms One was a collection of songs about waking up to a beautiful, cracked, dry city that needs the love of Jesus and His people, and a direct petition to God to show us how and where to begin.
City Psalms Two became an expression of our desire for Jesus to continue healing and remaking each of us in our inmost places, so that His love flows out beyond our four walls, and into the heart of the city we love.
City Psalms Three expressed a deep conviction about the barriers that exist between congregations in our city and the desire to be an answer to Jesus' prayer in John 17 - that we would be one as He and the Father are one.
And now we’re ready to release City Psalms Four...
City Psalms Four is coming 01/20/20.
This town we live in is a place we call home. In a similar way, we can rest in the promise that God has made His home with us. City Psalms Four is a declaration that Jesus has come to bring life and light into our city. His presence in our community means we no longer need to pursue darkness and a culture of death. His victory over hopelessness and the grave is great news for EVERYONE.
What to expect
We’ve spent over two years writing these new songs of prayer. A diverse group of artists, comprised of worship leaders from six different local congregations, bring a fresh sound for this City Psalms album. We’ve already recorded tracks in the studio and the music is sounding AMAZING! These modern psalms can be your personal soundtrack for reflection, while driving around town, working out at the gym, washing dishes at home, or wherever you may listen to music. We’re also working hard at creating backing tracks, chord charts, and other resources that will be helpful for churches and worship leaders.
But we need your help...
...Which is why we’re inviting you to help us complete this album and get it out into the world. City Psalms is a nonprofit organization that relies on individual contributions in order to create music that serves our community. Your contribution will make an impact. Any amount goes a long way!
With each album we create, we’re learning more about how to maintain a professional sound while reducing overall costs.
Risks and challenges
We need to raise $4,000 (out of $8,550 total) to help us finish recording City Psalms Four. Here’s a breakdown of our costs...
$600 Studio related costs
$1900 Physical Production (CD + Art)
Any additional money will be applied to the total cost and will allow us the financial flexibility to make more resources (including videos) and even MORE MUSIC.
Moving forward we’re connecting with more and more songwriters and musicians in the Tucson area, working together to create more albums of God-honoring music that share the love and mercy of Jesus to a community that needs to hear it. By giving to this album you’re making a difference by supporting a project that connects Christian musicians to write and record songs of prayer for their community.
Because City Psalms is a nonprofit organization, if you would prefer to make a tax-deductible donation you can do so at www.donorbox.org/city-psalms.
We appreciate you all more than you know and don’t ask lightly for your hard-earned money and help. Let’s do this together and have fun in the process. Find the tier that sounds most exciting to you. Help spread this campaign through your friends and family.
Thank you for being a part of this mission with us. Your support and loyalty make a significant impact. We promise to work harder than ever to create the strongest album we can muster! For God’s glory in the city and your ears!
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