Rich & Lydia Dicas, from King's Cross Church (KXC) in central London, will release their debut worship EP 'Make Us One' on 22nd September. The self-produced record, where everything except for drums and vocals was recorded at their home, consists of songs they've written together over 6 years of marriage.
As part of King's Cross Church (KXC), Rich & Lydia's songs Kingdom Come and As Our Love Rises have featured as part of KXC Worship. Rich also sang on Love Song (Before You Formed the Earth) on KXC's Flux EP. Worship Leader Magazine voted Kingdom Come (Lift Up Your Heads) as one of the Top 20 Songs of 2016. Rich & Lydia were also featured on David's Tent Live released in April 2016.
"We've been blessed to be part of the KXC family since 2010 and have loved being a part of the new worship sound that has been coming out of our community", says the duo. "On our EP there's a strong theme of hope arising in the darkest places - the chorus for 'All Things New' came from a spontaneous moment of worship whilst we were living in Kenya in 2014 - we would gather in a little office surrounded by brothels, strip clubs and sleazy bars and sing hope over the town of Mtwapa - a regional hub for sex tourism. You’d look down from the balcony and see old European men wandering the streets looking for cheap sex and desperate young mothers doing anything to put food on the table. It was in that place that we began to sing out at the top of our lungs - 'In the middle of the darkness the light of the world has come and you will make all things new.
Towards the end of the record (With Me (David's Song) and The Glory in the Grief) we're exploring what it means to worship in the middle of the grief of losing Lydia's brother in a car accident 18 months ago. We've discovered that worship and encounter with God isn't a place where suddenly everything is made OK but that simply knowing he is there with us is enough. It's been a painful journey but we've come to know more of God as someone who knows how to grieve and the deep comfort in that reality."