GodFrame released his first single titled “Forever Always,” featuring Broadway actress and singer Chadaé, from his upcoming album Hello Jesus.
“I’m glad we chose this single to be the first thing people heard from the new album,” he says.
“Each song on the album is deeply personal, but this one really hit home for me. The past couple of years brought a lot of transition for my family and I (some easy, some hard), and I remember one of those nights feeling like my world was over. My wife and I were living paycheck to paycheck (if you could even call it that); we had both become unhappy and unfulfilled at our jobs; and we were feeling God leading us to relocate to another state — but we were terrified of leaving the comfort of our friends, our jobs, and our church. There were a lot of big decisions to be made, and I didn’t know how to handle it.
The stress of it all led me to contemplate suicide. It was the first time that had ever happened to me. I didn’t have a gun, knife, pills, or a rope — but I just laid there on the living room floor staring at the ceiling, imagining what it would feel like to just stop breathing — to stop existing — because life was getting too heavy. I wondered if I held my breath long enough, would my own body shake me out of it, or would i just die…
Even after we took the leap of faith and relocated, things were still rough at first. We didn’t have a place to live for the first three weeks, so we bunked with family and friends. I didn’t have a job for the first three months, so money quickly got even uglier. On top of that, finding a new daycare for my daughter that didn’t cost an arm and a leg was looking impossible. I quickly found myself right back in that dark place.
But those rough moments brought me back to where I needed to be: on my knees praying to God. I’d realized that I was guilty of trying to be the captain of my own ship. As I spent more time in His Word and in prayer, I was reminded of how broken I am as a human being and that I needed my savior Jesus Christ daily. One morning, I heard him speak the words of the song “Forever Always” to me, and I broke down in tears. I knew that not only was He speaking to my heart, but also to a multitude of people who would one day hear this song. I pray it encourages listeners that no matter how rough life gets, God is faithful and will never leave them or forsake them.