Soft Like Fire is the result of a spiritual journey that started with contemplation, questions, and a passion to continue growing closer to Jesus. Formed by Jeremy Zeller (formerly of Poor Man's Riches), Soft Like Fire is a personal look at the ebbs and flows of an everyday relationship with God. Candidly describing the beautiful struggle of dealing with the day to day, while still seeking the abundant joy that Christ has to offer.
Zeller collaborated with long time friend and former guitar player Chris Freeman (GS Megaphone, Poor Man's Riches) for the project. When asked what sound this project has to offer, Grant Beachy (producer/engineer) with Electric Angel Studios replies "in three words... organic, ambient, worship". Stylistically, the album will be rich with everything from moments of ambience, to a full on assault of powerful guitar tones and heavy beats.
So, where does the name come from? Soft Like Fire. Seems like a bit of an oxymoron. "The name was brought to my attention by a friend of mine, Chris Freeman. He actually wrote a song called Soft Like Fire on an instrumental worship album he did" answered Zeller. "I remember seeing the name, and immediately identifying my view of God with it. It's a very powerful representation of who He is to me. His love is unlike any other I've felt, and yet he has a fire that causes me to constantly refine my life in a way that makes me want to be a better man."
All in all, this project gives the listener the feel of finding a friends journal tucked away in a drawer, and having a peek inside. "This is the most personal project I've ever written. I've never put myself out there like I did while writing for this album. Each song has a specific story... whether a personal experience, or time spent being quiet with the Lord."
When asked what the goal of this project is, Zeller smiles and says "i just wanna worship... and keep it honest enough that others will want to worship too. In spite of the struggles that we all deal with from day to day, we can choose joy, we can choose to commit ourselves to making a difference in those around us, and we can choose to love people enough to show them their true worth."