Dordt Worship releases new single

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Song is result of collaboration of worship arts students

Album cover of "I Belong to You"

"I Belong to You" is a gospel and soul-infused, original single from Dordt Worship that released today for streaming or download on all major digital distributors. The song is the first ever co-write by Dordt worship coordinators and worship arts students in collaboration with London-based worship artists in residence, Geraldine Latty and Carey Luce.

With initial writing sessions starting the week before classes began, the song was arranged and recorded as a part of Worship in Contemporary Context, one of the foundational courses for worship arts students at Dordt. Students were able to see a song move from an initial concept to the final published piece. The song had its debut alongside the Dordt Community Gospel Choir in October.

“‘I Belong to You' captures a joyful adventure in listening to each other, praying, and writing together,” says Geraldine Latty, co-writer and worship artist in residence. “It captures moments of laughter and tears, hard work, teamwork, and celebration. We pray you catch the joy too!”

"Working with the Luces was like a collision of the most beautiful colors and glorious sound all mixed together,” says Kira Waite, senior worship arts major. “They showered me with ideas, but let my unique stylistic differences remain in the full production of 'I Belong To You.’ They were a blessing and an absolute joy to get to know. The best way I can describe it? God himself was encouraging and loving me through Cary and Geraldine."

“From nervous and prayerful beginnings comes this joy-filled declaration of the Father's love,” says Carey Luce, arranger and producer. “A creative synergy of worship arts students and worship artists discovering new ways to praise Jesus together. Our times together were characterized by joy and laughter in the writing, recording, and listening back. So much fun!”

"Getting to sing on ‘I Belong to You’ was an honor and an amazing experience,” says Nicole Mahoney, a freshman worship arts major. “It was such a blessing to work with and learn from Geraldine Latty and Carey Luce, who are after the heart of the Lord and seeking to bring him glory."

The album is available now for streaming or download on all major digital distributors including Spotify. 

This original song features the creative work of many in the Dordt community.

Writers:
Aftyn Vermeer
Annabelle Hosmer
Emily Wedel
Kira Waite
Tyler De Hoogh
Carey Luce
Geraldine Latty

Singers:
Annabelle Hosmer
Bryce Enger
Emily Wedel
Jacob Brown
Jadyn Kimm
Kira Waite
Lydia Jayaputra
Nicole Mahoney
Tyler De Hoogh
Geraldine Latty

Vocal arrangements and coaching:
Geraldine Latty

All instruments, production, and mixing:
Carey Luce

Additional engineering:
Alex Priore, campus media and worship arts technical director

Artwork:
Emma McGaughey

Executive Producer
Dr. Jeremy Perigo, director of campus ministries and worship arts

 

Dordt's Worship Arts program offers unique training in theology, music, leadership, and worship. Students also gain opportunities to write, record, and produce original music in our recording studio.

Learn more about Dordt University’s Worship Arts major and minor.

As an institution of higher education committed to the Reformed Christian perspective, Dordt University seeks to equip students, faculty, alumni, and the broader community to work toward Christ-centered renewal in all aspects of contemporary life. Dordt University in Sioux Center, Iowa, is a comprehensive college named to the best college lists by The Wall Street Journal, U.S. News & World Report, Forbes.com, Washington Monthly, and Princeton Review.