Michael James Mette's sophomore album "Bring Forth the Light" (2012) explores musical themes of human love, life, and the afterlife. With the opening line, "I know there's so much more than this lonely breath. I still believe right now this life is not the end," it is clear that this album is designed to cut through spiritual apathy that is too common in the modern world.
"Bring Forth the Light" shows a mature variety of songs ranging from intimate worship ballads to punk-rock inspired anthems. Veteran producers Kevin Clay and Steve Wilson capture the vitality and essence of the songs through haunting vocal harmonies juxtaposed with fuzz driven guitars. The sound is brooding and spirited, while maintaining a modern rock approach that feels both fresh and familiar.
This album follows closely behind Michael's debut album, "Always What I Need" (2010) which encourages trust in God and standing up for one's faith. Since it's release, Michael has been actively touring the country, using his music as a springboard to share the Gospel message and to lead others into an encounter with the divine.
In addition to his developing musical career, Michael James Mette also has over 14 years experience in Catholic youth ministry as a worship leader, keynote speaker, workshop presenter, and retreat coordinator. His degree in theology adds depth to his lyrics and allows him to provide more than art and entertainment. While many musicians may shy away from public speaking, Michael embraces these opportunities by sharing his rich life experiences including his service in the Air Force, ministry in the Church, marriage of 13 years, and being the father of 5 young children.
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