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Shifting from the CCM sound, back to the 1980's based retro-wave/synth-wave smooth pop sound, ØM-53 came out of New Jersey ready to explore new grounds with their faith based nostalgic music. ØM-53 is Songwriter/vocalist/guitarist and producer Cris Araya, Vocalist Mariah Grajales, and Drummer/Vocalist Scott Nash alongside producer Ivan Alfaro.
R E T R Ø W A V E
"Retrowave was an answered prayer"
We wanted to bring something new to the table. Scott and Cris were fans of 80s retrowave music and one day realized that there were no christians stepping into that culture. It would be easier to drive down the ccm road and play what we already knew how to do. We believe that there is a whole culture of retro-synthwave fans who need to hear the message of salvation.
"I thought you guys were a worship band......"
Worship is a lifestyle and a posture.
This is our language.
This is our worship.
S O O O . . .
We release a brand new song EVERY MONTH! The second FRIDAY of the month... STAY TUNED
Who has believed what he has heard from us?
And to whom has the arm of the Lord been revealed?
For he grew up before him like a young plant,
and like a root out of dry ground;
he had no form or majesty that we should look at him,
and no beauty that we should desire him.
He was despised and rejected by men,
a man of sorrows[ and acquainted with grief;
and as one from whom men hide their faces
he was despised, and we esteemed him not.
Surely he has borne our griefs
and carried our sorrows;
yet we esteemed him stricken,
smitten by God, and afflicted.
But he was pierced for our transgressions;
he was crushed for our iniquities;
upon him was the chastisement that brought us peace,
and with his wounds we are healed.
All we like sheep have gone astray;
we have turned—every one—to his own way;
and the Lord has laid on him
the iniquity of us all.
He was oppressed, and he was afflicted,
yet he opened not his mouth;
like a lamb that is led to the slaughter,
and like a sheep that before its shearers is silent,
so he opened not his mouth.
By oppression and judgment he was taken away;
and as for his generation, who considered
that he was cut off out of the land of the living,
stricken for the transgression of my people?
And they made his grave with the wicked
and with a rich man in his death,
although he had done no violence,
and there was no deceit in his mouth.
Yet it was the will of the Lord to crush him;
he has put him to grief;
when his soul makes an offering for guilt,
he shall see his offspring; he shall prolong his days;
the will of the Lord shall prosper in his hand.
Out of the anguish of his soul he shall see and be satisfied;
by his knowledge shall the righteous one, my servant,
make many to be accounted righteous,
and he shall bear their iniquities.
Therefore I will divide him a portion with the many,
and he shall divide the spoil with the strong,
because he poured out his soul to death
and was numbered with the transgressors;
yet he bore the sin of many,
and makes intercession for the transgressors.