'The Purest Place' Release by Watermark

Jun 08, 2004 11:17 AM EDT

Rocketown Records’ duo Watermark (Nathan and Christy Nockels) returns on August 10th with a disc that is already causing a buzz among gatekeepers who’ve heard it.

The Purest Place, produced by Nathan Nockels (Point of Grace, downhere, Matt Redman, Passion Worship CDs), hearkens back to Watermark’s original roots as corporate worship leaders with 12 original songs of vertical praise. The album’s first radio single, “The Glory of Your Name,” was inspired by the Nockels’ viewing of a first cut of Mel Gibson’s The Passion of the Christ last fall, and it became the catalyst that opened the floodgates of their musical creativity. “The Glory of Your Name” goes for adds at Christian AC and Inspirational formats June 18.

Watermark’s Christy Nockels, who also appears as a vocalist on numerous Passion worship projects, says, “These songs have brought us back to truth, to simplicity and to a renewed vision of who we are and what we’re called to do. We are excited because we feel freedom. God is working in our hearts more than ever before. It is comforting to know, through these songs He is continually with us and for us, and that He is still speaking to our hearts and we are hearing His voice.”

Watermark’s Nathan Nockels says, “Over all, these songs are very Jesus focused. They are songs of response to who God is and all that He has done in our lives through Jesus. The songs from our last record were written through a time of learning to be new parents, juggling new responsibilities, and consequently, there are many more life songs on Constant. The songs on The Purest Place are worship-driven, expressions that we found ourselves singing after God began a deep pruning process in our lives. I feel like these songs have been a much more accessible tool for growth for us, and we pray that it will be the same for those who listen.”