Who is C3NC Music?
Australian group C3NC Music is inspiring what’s on the Church’s lips by giving them a song to sing. A collective of musicians brought together through worship, C3NC Music includes various writers, producers & musicians, brought together as a creative under the one vision. As a team, they’ve enjoyed singing these songs both together and with others in large and intimate worship gatherings. Delivering pure music for the heart, C3NC Music’s melodic lyrics have led to indescribable moments of connection with and for their worshipping audiences. As part of the C3 Global Movement, C3NC Music aims to lift others up by fading into the background as listeners share a moment with God.
C3NC Music performed their 2016 album, Strongest Place, throughout Canada, and will return to collaborate with a worship group in Saskatoon, SK, Canada. C3NC Music is humbled by the transformative stories they’ve heard from people who have been moved by the songs they’ve written, and see it as their group’s highest calling to write songs that help people connect with God, no matter where they are in the world or in their faith journey.
Following the 2017 release of Higher Place, an instrumental album calling people to hear God’s voice, C3NC is excited about the recent release the new live album, Mercy Reign.
CCM Magazine recently caught up with C3NC member Erika Croxford and here is what she had to say…
CCM Magazine: Where are you from originally?
Erika Croxford: I’m originally from Woodbury New Jersey, but now I live in Newcastle Australia.
CCM: If you had only five words to describe your new album, it would be…?
EC: Passionate, exciting, vibrant, colourful & genuine.
CCM: Do you have a favorite song from the new album? Why?
EC: It changes all the time because I genuinely love them all, but right now its “Deeper Waters.” The way the song moves, the baptism of sound and the landing of the bridge gets me so much.
CCM: What are your hopes for the new project?
EC: That this project would become the people’s song, it would be their prayers put to melody. My hope would be to hear their stories and obviously that the music would travel far, that’s always a wonderful thing.
CCM: What was the last song you listened to on your playlist or stereo?
EC: Kimbra, Human.
CCM: What was the last book you read?
EC: Mort by Terry Pratchett.
CCM: What has been interesting to you musically lately? Perhaps something new to you in terms of listening habits or influences?
EC: Listening to podcasts, The working songwriter with Jo Pug has been really inspiring to me. Musically working on some other peoples music and helping them shape their sound by diving a little further into synth worlds has been fun.
CCM: How did you arrive at the name of your new album?
EC: The sound of mercy, humanities cry for mercy and deliverance has been ringing in my ears for a while and I was writing around that revelation too. That was what was flowing for me. So when all of the pieces came together it was very clear that this was what the project was saying. Mercy is sovereign and it reigns over us.
CCM: What can listeners expect in terms of the sound, style and lyrics?
EC: Something passionate, new and authentic.
CCM: How important is your faith or spirituality within your music?
EC: For me it is the axis point, music is a gift given and to create with this gift illuminates that great creator God. So for me it all works together, it all speaks the same language and that’s a beautiful thing to be a part of.