2012, a year commonly associated with endings, saw a new beginning for former members of the David Crowder *Band. On the heels of their final project with the DC*B, “Give Us Rest or (A Requiem Mass In C [The Happiest of All Keys])”, Mark, Mike D, Bwack, and Jack sought to continue writing, performing, and producing music together for the Church. Out of this desire, The Digital Age was born.
The idea of The Digital Age came from several conversations about the current state of technology and how we as humans can now interact. With the rise of the internet, our neighbors are no longer the people who live next to us. We have relationships with people not only within our communities and in our cities, but across the globe. Ideas and information spread quickly and shape how we choose to connect or disconnect from those around us. For example, the majority of the final DC*B album was recorded in separate locations. Files were uploaded and shared on a private server, and many artistic interactions occurred behind the veil of a computer screen. 1s and 0s turned into sounds, and sounds turned into songs. What started as small files are now songs that can be found floating across the internet. We are all neighbors. We are all connected. Art is everywhere, free to give and take. We live in the digital age.
In the small college town of Waco, TX, home of Baylor University, The Digital Age has its roots planted at University Baptist Church. Throughout the life of the church, the members of the band have been leading worship there in some form or fashion since its inception in 1995. “We really feel at home here and committed to the investment we’ve made in this community, so right away we knew we wanted to stay in Waco.”
The members of The Digital Age believe that the Church is beautiful, diverse, creative, and alive, and that these qualities should be reflected in the music the Church creates. Above all, The Digital Age strives to pursue excellence in all things to further the kingdom of God.
Thus begins the musical journey…