In her debut album, A Liturgy for the Perseverance of the Saints, SueAnn Shiah reclaims hymns for the modern age of faith, invoking the connection between those who suffer at present with the stories and struggles of the saints and ancestors that have come before. She takes themes and songs from historical Christianity, the Protestant Reformation, combines them with her own experiences in the DIY punk and riot grrrl community, and her lifetime love of female singer-songwriters to produce A Liturgy for the Perseverance of the Saints.
"A Liturgy" is a worship album for this moment in history, for those who have been driven out of the Church because of their race, gender, or sexuality, a testament to the faithfulness of God in persecution, and a balm for those stranded in the wilderness seeking comfort as they exercise perseverance in exile who are ”working out their salvation in fear and trembling”. The boundaries between lamentation and praise find no limit here in the emotional outcry of Shiah's solo and stripped down worship, and it is in the presence of such palpable despair that hope rises from the silence.
Electric Guitar: SueAnn Shiah
Piano: SueAnn Shiah
Vocals: SueAnn Shiah
Engineered, Produced, and Mixed by: SueAnn Shiah
Mastered by: Trevor Richardson
Album Artwork by: SueAnn Shiah
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