SEU Worship’s New EP “Born to Run”
Since releasing their fifth album in February, with a new sound and new campus worship pastor in the lead, SEU Worship (Southeastern University’s student music ministry) has made tremendous strides. In October, they surpassed more than 2 million streams on Spotify with their self-titled album, which was recorded live at the Polk Theatre in October of 2016 and released in February of 2017. On November 3, SEU Worship released their latest work, a six-song EP titled “Born to Run.” The EP has already hit more than 30,000 streams on Spotify.
“We’re really pumped about this growth! We didn’t push our albums, we just created them and watched the grace of God provide. It’s because of Him that we have the sort of platform that we have now,” said David Cook, campus worship pastor.
The target audience for SEU Worship is 18 to 25 year olds, but their unique and energetic sound transcends all ages. Their songs are written and performed by Southeastern students along with Cook and Dan Rivera, director of the School of Worship at Southeastern. Each year, members of the SEU Worship team go on a songwriting retreat, and the songs in the new EP are a result of this year’s retreat.
“Our vision with choosing to do a six-song Studio EP was to sincerely create a sound that was true to who we are and true to the heart of the people of our community. Each of these songs come from a sincere revelation that we have had about the nature of who God is to us,” said Kenzie McGinnis, a recent SEU graduate who is currently pursuing her master’s in ministerial leadership.
McGinnis, who also works as a graduate assistant with SEU Worship, has been a part of the team for five years and helped write four of the songs on the new EP.
“I’m looking forward to the places that this EP will go,” said McGinnis “This sound was made in such a way that we hope that it’s something that everyone can relate to.”.
SEU Worship is hosting a release party on Tuesday, November 7, for ”Born to Run.” The event will take place at Haus 820 (820 North Massachusetts Avenue, Lakeland) from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. The event is free of charge and is open to the public, but tickets are required for admission. Tickets are available online.
Born to Run Tracks
Born to Run
Nothing to Lose