In a world flooded with music, seemingly on tap, Sunday Butterflies presents a breath of fresh air. Sunday Butterflies is a multimedia project run by Faye and David Kowalski, specialising in voiceovers, radio and audio production work for small church organisations, and also creates music to dance and worship the Lord to. Both Faye and David are multi-instrumentalists and songwriters who have a passion for music, bringing years of experience in writing and recording together into a neat little package.
Sunday Butterflies is a project that sprung out of the 2020 pandemic. When most churches were forced to run their services online, Faye and David were engaged to create recordings of their church’s worship team and videos for live streaming. It was here that Faye stepped up as videographer and Dave as musician and sound engineer, to bring a high level of professional sheen to the proceedings.
During this time Faye decided she wanted to use their creative skills to bring a new flavour into the world of Christian music; to write songs that stood out among the crowded throng. Collaboratively with David “Your Love Will Follow Me” was born. Produced by David and all the instruments played by him (with keys and backing vocals by Diana Kemp and backing vocals by Faye) it was a bold statement and a strong start for the young outfit. The second single “I Surrender” was co-written with Diana Kemp as well, and features the now trademark Sunday Butterflies layered guitar sound. Third single “Hiding Place” has a 70s soul influence and the latest single “I Will Not Be Shaken” takes on modern pop with a youthful vibe.
Variety is the spice of life and Sunday Butterflies are developing a multi-faceted sound with strong songs that permeate the soul and take the listener deeper in their spiritual walk.
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.