Worship collective Village Lights comprised of the multi-ethnic, passionate and inviting trio, Sarah Kroger, Ricky Vazquez, and Ike Ndolo, introduce their debut album ‘Kingdom’! The band was inspired by the traditional liturgical feast ‘Christ the King of the Universe’ which was historically implemented in the church at a time of rising tide of nationalism around the world.
The feast was a way to reunite God’s people around the idea that our allegiances lie with Christ our King; and in reflection Village Lights gathered a group of incredible songwriters and artists, old and new friends, from a diverse array of places in the church. ‘Kingdom’expands on the grandeur and simultaneous humble and sacrificial love of Christ’s kingship.
Each song is based on the Scriptures surrounding that feast day, making it an immersive sonic, artistic and theological experience! “Collaborating with so many different people to describe what Christ’s kingship means to each and every one of us as a church community is a beautiful representation of who Village Lights is,” the band comments.
The majesty that is inherently woven throughout ‘Kingdom’ because of that starting place and focus of “Christ the King,” is reflected musically throughout the record with soaring melodies, depth of lyrics, and a choir of voices. Stunning music videos shot in Sedona, AZ also very intentionally bring a visual element to remind and showcase the beauty and greatness of God, with the hope of bringing listeners along on the journey that Village Lights felt shooting those videos: when surrounded by God’s creation, one can’t help but sing and worship the King of the universe!