On the Shores
Coming together to write songs in an organic environment for worship – their own home – alongside a group of brilliant artists, Jonathan and Melissa Helser wrote On the Shores. On the Shores is a worship CD meant to take you into deep places of worship and communion with the Father and produce a sense of renewal and rest.
In the autumn of 2010 we moved the furniture out of our house and filled our home with instruments. We invited some incredible musicians, who also happen to be our dearest friends, to spend a week arranging, creating and dreaming into the new songs we had written. The following week, we took these songs into a studio called “Threshing Floor.” The music that we captured in those days is the sound of a family diving deep into the heart of love. At the helm of this grand adventure stood our fearless friend and producer who gave the next year of his life to carefully weave together the songs on this album. There is nothing like being surrounded by a group of friends who fight for your dreams. To have among those friends, musicians, artists, and a producer, who all helped bring our hearts and songs alive, is an honor beyond words.
Our favorite part of writing music is how a song can become like a diving board taking you to the deep places. This album is really like being on the shores of what happened that week in the studio. If you want to dive deeper, look for Endless Ocean, Bottomless Sea a double disc collection of the extended versions and experiences of these songs. – Jonathan David & Melissa Helser