In late 2010, singer-songwriter Montell Jordan announced that he was leaving the R&B scene to become a Worship Minister at Victory World Church in Atlanta, Georgia. A year or so later, he recorded his first CCM album, Shake Heaven. The second single from the project was made available for purchase online at all digital outlets June 11, 2013.
The album version features vocals by Worship leader Christian Lewis. He is replaced by Dove Award winning artist, Chris August, on the single version.
Jordan co-wrote the single with his teenage daughter Sydney, who is a performer with the Victory World Music team. "Personally, I feel 'You Are' is one of the top three songs I have written in my career," said Jordan. "I wrote a pop love song to my wife nearly 10 years ago and with a rewrite it has become a timeless new love song to God, expressing how a redirected life can become a resurrected one. And working with Chris on the song and video, it reconciles cultures and brings a fresh new collaboration to Christian radio, while at the same time it rekindles the love between man and God as well."
The song's music video was filmed in Nashville at the historic Marathon Village, and was directed by Matthew Singleton. Jordan delivers a powerful performance during the family-themed clip that also spotlights August and the Victory World Music team.
Phil Oakey recorded his vocals for "Don't You Want Me" in the studio bathroom. The recording was disrupted by guitarist Jo Callis reaching through an open window from outside to repeatedly flush one of the toilets.
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