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23rd April 2021
I Will Not Be Shaken
Abounding with grace and peace, Sunday Butterflies return with a new single, ‘I Will Not Be Shaken’, their second for 2021, following on the heels of their successful release ‘Hiding Place’ in January.
‘I Will Not Be Shaken’ had a long gestation before blooming into the fruit that is being released in April. Songwriter and multi-instrumentalist David Kowalski says: “the song took a while for the melody to come together. I sat down with a guitar, laid down a rhythm track of some chords and then improvised guitar melodies over the top. From that we grabbed fragments to apply to the lyrics”.
‘I Will Not Be Shaken’ was written during a period of reflection in an idyllic location. Songwriter Faye Kowalski says: “The song was written during a writing retreat in the Blue Mountains. It was based around the nature of God and the idea that God is our true father. He is the ‘father of all fathers’.”
The song was inspired by and based on the bible verse Psalm 91. Verse 2 says “I will say of the Lord ‘He is my refuge and my fortress, my God in whom I trust’”. It comes from an understanding of God is always there when we need him, whether we acknowledge him or not. Galatians 4:6-7 backs this up: “Because you are his sons, God sent the spirit of his Son into our hearts, the spirit who calls out ‘Abba, Father’. So you are no longer a slave but God’s child and since you are his child, God has also made you his heir.”
From the peace that comes with rest and reflection, Faye came up with the lyrics. She says: “You don’t have to worry about anything because God is bigger than everything. We forget who God is in the battle. We forget who it is in our corner and we forget that he will not forsake us, but he should be the first person that we should think of. I will not be shaken because God loves us and he is always on our side.”
The music was created by David and the original recording is very different to the one that is here now. It also marks the debut recording of vocalist Tash Taylor. David says: “It was layered with guitars and drums, and it sounded like quite a powerful anthem. Once we decided our niece Tash was the one we wanted to sing the vocals, the anthemic guitar version didn’t suit her delicate voice.” The music was then stripped back completely, back to a single guitar part, and rebuilt using a gentler arrangement. David says: “I think this new arrangement brings out the sweetness in Tash’s delicate voice, and with the music being more stripped back allows the listener to have a deeper engagement in worship with the Lord”
Sunday Butterflies have had success already with their first three singles, ‘Your Love Will Follow Me’, ‘I Surrender’ and ‘Hiding Place’ being played in churches everywhere, on radio in Melbourne, Tasmania and in NSW, as well as all three singles being featured in Andy Thompson’s new local music show “Down the Rabbit Hole” on Youtube. The lyric video was designed and compiled by Faye Kowalski. The music was performed, produced and engineered by David Kowalski, the music was written by Faye and David Kowalski.
‘I Will Not Be Shaken’ is a song to bring listeners closer to God through thoughtful prayer and reflection. Take a listen and be inspired and empowered.