Friday, March 25, 2011

Mercy Graduation Inspires “Flood Song”

Jordan Abina
It took Michael Jackson and Lionel Ritchie several months to write “We Are the World.” It took members of the band Survivor one day to write “Eye of the Tiger.” It took Neil Diamond one hour to write “Sweet Caroline.” It took Jordan Abina 10 minutes to write his band’s newest hit, “Flood Song,” inspired by a Mercy graduation he attended at the California home.

“I was talking about Mercy that day and went to sleep that night, and God literally put every single word of that song in my heart…I walked from my bed to my office, and 10 minutes later, it was done,” said Jordan.

A youth pastor at Sunset Christian Center, Jordan has been leading worship at Mercy since his church decided to partner with the ministry, but attending graduation was what really moved him. “I could barely keep it together. The stuff that this girl had gone through was just unbelievable...It just rocked my world, and it continues to do so.”

Kingdom Band, which consists of Jordan Abina, Chase Merrell, Sean Aspenlind, and a few rotating members, finished recording the song in January and blessed the Mercy girls with copies. They especially love how the lyrics of “Flood Song” really exemplify the journey of a Mercy girl.

Kingdom Band
In your power, we’re untamable
In your grace, we’re unshameable
In your peace, we’re unshakable
In your love, we’re unbreakable
In your hands, we are capable
Like a flood, you cover us.

The single is now available for download on iTunes, and Kingdom Band hopes to release an EP including “Flood Song” soon. They have already found local success — after winning KKFS The Fish’s Battle of the Bands contest, they opened for the Rock and Worship Roadshow tour with MercyMe on March 12. At that show, they shared the story of “Flood Song” with more than 10,000 fans.

“I’ve been in church a long time — my whole life — but nothing shows God’s love like what they’re doing at the Mercy home. What they’re doing is just — it’s awesome,” Jordan said. “God’s love is just incredible.”

You can download the single “Flood Song” on iTunes here, and follow them on Facebook (www.facebook.com/kingdomband) or Twitter (@kingdomband) for information about their upcoming EP.  Check out this video of the Kingdom Band performing LIVE on the radio: