Matt Papa – A Pilgrim’s Progress (Keep Runnin’) (album)

Labels: 2 Cities Music
Number of Tracks: 1
Total Time: 4:20
From the Album: Look & Live
Formats: Christian CHR, Christian AC, Christian Inspo, Christian Hot AC
Available Date & Time: August 5, 2013 04:06 PM ET
Impact Date: August 23, 2013
Country: USA

Matt Papa, singer/songwriter/worship leader/musician, is scheduled to release his latest album, Look & Live, September 17, 2103 that features thirteen new songs written or co-written by Papa. The talented artist co-produced the new project along with StuG, guitarist for the band Delirious. The first song going for radio adds in mid-August will be A Pilgrim’s Progress (Keep Runnin’). The album will be available at all retail and digital music outlets with distribution being handled by Redeye Distribution. Look & Live is the first release on Papa’s new independent label, 2 Cities Music, and Papa will launch a fall tour in support of the new project, Look & Live Tour 2013.


Papa is at his most personal on the penultimate track and first radio single, "A Pilgrim’s Progress (Keep Runnin’)." The song is sweet motivation for anyone feeling the drag of the world’s demands or the dagger of depression. It was written at a time when Papa himself was overwhelmed.


"The song arrived very late in the process of making the album. I was flying up to Nashville to record the rest of the vocals. This was January, and we just had our third child. Life felt as crazy as it had ever felt. The transition for us from 2 to 3 kids felt like a punch in the gut. I admit I have an artist’s temperament — my highs are high and my lows are low — so I’ve struggled over the years with depression. I was praying as I was flying up to Nashville and I kept hearing that phrase, ‘Keep running!’ I felt like the Lord was saying it, I felt like the cloud of witnesses was saying it, just put your head down and keep fighting. I had the overwhelming sense that I needed to finish the song and record it, and I worked hard over the next couple of weeks to finish it. I don’t know why, but my prayer for that song is this; I really want people who are contemplating suicide or battling depression to hear this song, and I pray that the Lord would use that in their lives to encourage them to keep going…to keep looking to Christ."- Matt Papa



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