“Are you ready to go back to real life?” Wrapping up nine months of missions work in Australia, this was a common question for Ben Mell, songwriter for Philadelphia-based Constant Recourse. His time in missions emphasized giving and sharing life, discovering truth, and challenging self-centeredness. In a way, that life seemed more real than the often superficial life at home. “I don't think that's the right question” he responded. “Instead, I more often wonder: How can I bring this real life to the stagnant life I’m used to?”
Since 2006, Constant Recourse has created and performed dynamic music for churches, universities, conferences and retreats, encouraging people to bring real life to their own lives. With much of American culture devoted to attention-capturing television and unrelenting headlines, our senses can become calloused towards the people around us and matters of true importance. An engaging concert can sharpen and encourage those who feel dulled or weary.
Constant Recourse layers electronic elements and inventively rhythmic drumbeats onto a solid acoustic-pop-rock backdrop, complimented by thoughtful, punchy lyrics and tight harmonies. This five-piece group develops music from earnest, vulnerable faith reflections.
While on the road, they at times lead worship just as they would back home, playing well-known songs by Chris Tomlin, Matt Redman, David Crowder, Hillsong United, and others. All of their songs can be heard in their entirety at www.constantrecourse.com. If you would be interested in having the group play at your venue, please contact Ben at email@example.com.