For this album, there were stories before there were songs. The process of writing gave me permission to explore and to breathe in a way I didn’t know I needed. I was given a gift- to find out what I actually believe about God, to ask big questions, wrestle with what I had been told are answers, and find peace within the mystery. These are my imaginations and confessions put to melodies and music.
Brave New World represents a voyage of discovering that God has been on our side all along, that we can live a whole life, full of heart, with a capacity to process pain, wrestle with truth, and find ourselves steady at the end of our pilgrimage.
There is an endless possibility for God to create a world within us, a world transformed through the bravery of perfect Love. My prayer through this record is that you would experience the reality that you, in fact, house a Brave New World; you are a Brave New World. May you be filled with hope in the One whose mercy is timeless, and whose Love for mankind is as boundless as the sea.
- Amanda Cook
Amanda Cook has crafted a striking solo album, her debut solo project with the Bethel Music Collective. Brave New World presents 14 original songs, revealing the current themes, confessions, and imaginations dearest to Amanda’s heart. The album’s combination of dynamic lyric, symphonic instrumentation, and crafted melody creates an ethereal atmosphere of worship. Each track is intentionally spacious and rich, inviting listeners into a time of encounter with God, free of distraction. Amanda’s greatest desire through this album is that the permission and discovery God has taught her about would become an invitation for every listener to experience the same – a journey of His mystery explored.