The Story Behind "Tides"
Released in 2013, Tides was Bethel Music’s first studio album. Written during a season of change and transition, Tides tells a story of moving forward and overcoming the unknown with God. The album paints a sonic landscape that is colorful, progressive, and at times explosive, drawing heavily on analog synths, sweeping guitars, and pulsing rhythms. Brian Johnson’s opening track, “Strong In Us”, comes crashing in as a powerful declaration of God’s victory that is alive in us. “Heaven’s Song” by Jeremy Riddle depicts creation’s refrain to the Lord, capturing listeners through its melodic layers and intricate undercurrents. Energetic tracks, such as Jenn Johnson’s “Chasing You”, lift the album with vibrant lyrics and highlight the adventure of pursuing God. The album’s crafted anthems revive in us the timelessness of God’s word, His presence, and His plan.