Mary Ozaraga, from Cebu in the Philippines, has released her new song 'King On The Hill', available now on all music platforms. The track is the first from her Christmas EP called Project: Christmas which will be released in November and December of 2021.
"'King on the Hill' isn't your typical Christmas song", explains Mary. "It's a calling forth to not miss out on welcoming the promise foretold ages ago. He was born on a hill, stood and spoke life on a hill and was crucified on a hill. I hope the song gives us the reminder to be ready to welcome our King in the season we celebrate His birth and in all other seasons.
We've been waiting for this. May we not grow tired of waiting, with our lamps filled, with hearts open, with joyful expectation. This track was fully produced by Alain Lee Godornes of Shelter Studios in Cebu City."
Like setting out into a new adventure, Mary is just beginning to set foot into sharing her music to world. With a passion for music all her life, she learned to play different instruments growing up. After playing for amateur bands as a drummer, God called her to play for His worship and praises shortly after she gave her life to Christ. Since then, she has been leading worship as instrumentalist and singer for her church, Olive Grove Christian Ministries, in Cebu City, Philippines.
She nurtured her songwriting during the lockdowns and released her first single, Come (Broken, Scarred), in January 2021. In April 2021, she released her second single, The Hour of the Son. Her third single, Hallelujah Instead, was released in September 2021. She is currently working on a Christmas EP called Project: Christmas which will be released in November and December of 2021.
Even with varied musical influences, she continues to search for the music of her country's history with a hope to one day raise up worship with music that is now almost completely forgotten.