Provident Label Group/Essential Worship's SEU Worship releases the second installment of their mixtape projects, Clouds Are Clearing: Mixtape 1B today. Also last week the group debuted the music video for the song "Pieces ft. KB" from Mixtape 1A, that released in November 2020. Click below to watch this music video. The mixtape collection follows the group's label debut, A Thousand Generations.
Typically releasing live albums, SEU Worship still delivers their signature pop music infused worship sound with the mixtape projects.
"Taking the live element out of the equation never felt unnatural," shares SEU Worship's Dan Rivera. "It was almost like these songs knew they belonged on a project like this, and we just needed to wise up to it. It helped that we started this process of planning and making right before COVID-19 became a global pandemic. We were well-suited to deal with the fact that we would not be able to record a live record in 2020."
Both mixtape albums feature special guests artists such as Hollyn and Alexander Pappas of Hillsong Young & Free on today's release and KB, Elle Limebear and Marty from Social Club Misfits on Mixtape 1A. Collaboration with others is a staple of SEU Worship as their team is a combination of students, staff and faculty from Southeastern University in Lakeland, FL coming together to worship and seek the Spirit of God in a creative environment.
"Right now worship music ought to feel like the most innovative and inclusive space for creativity," explains Rivera about SEU Worship's creative process. "We should borrow influences, sounds, and ideas from every genre and culture we can as we collaborate. If God’s image and nature is hidden in the created order, let’s utilize all the parts in it as we create music."