Article originally for BreatheCast. See original here.
Jobe will be releasing Majestic along with an accompanying
live DVD on March 25, and will embark on her tour with the Rend
Collective Experiment on February 27. Jobe spoke of her excitement for
the new album, and gave an insight into the writing process she went
through in creating the new album.
"I've been a worship leader for over 15 years and grew up leading
worship. It just made sense to do a live project and just write for the
church and to do songs that are more congregational, just with people in
mind that are going to be singing these songs in church," she said
about the thought that went into the songs.
Expanding further on the amount of time spent writing this album, she
mentioned how her contributors were key to the completion of the album.
"So having relationships with Tomlin and Matt Redman, and some of the
Hillsong crew like Ruben Morgan and the Bethel Crew; just amazing
songwriters and worships leaders, helped me write for this project. I
wrote for about two years for this album so, just working hard on making
sure these songs worked for church."
It is easy for Jobe to communicate through worship because of the
love she has for it. Worship music is something that flows out of her
very being, and she has captured it perfectly, especially when creating a
"Leading worship is my number one passion. You know when you are
full-on passionate about something, it doesn't even feel like work. I
just wrote for two years out of relationship too. Got together with
friends and was like, 'Hey you want to write with me for this album?' or
'Do you just wanna write a worship song?' I wound up having around 50
songs to pull from this project. So it's special too, because there
wasn't a lot of pressure. The Lord was just really faithful to help me
have good songs that were ready to go for this project, so it just felt
When pressed on this "church-like" feeling, and how she could
possibly stay in that mindset every night, Jobe offered an honest look
into her relationship with God and music.
"Worship is so important to me. I love to be in the presence of God.
Even on the tough nights, once you get in the presence of God, nothing
else matters. God always shows up," she revealed.
She continued, "In my humaness, I might say, 'Lord please help me'
but He always shows up. When two or more are gathered in His name, He is
there. You kind of get this grace for it once you're out on the stage
and you're going and his presence comes and you're like, 'Oh, this is
why I do this.' Other than that, I love who I travel with, that's
important, having friends and family support."