Philippines based singer Mary Ozaraga has released the second single from her forthcoming 'Project: Christmas' EP. 'O Come, O Come Emmanuel' is available now on all streaming platforms, and follows the released of first track 'King On The Hill'.
"It seemed a fitting song to depict the plea of the people in this time of the pandemic", explains Mary. "It starts out as a soft prayer, that transitions into a loud, desperate plea to the Saviour to come to their people and a plea to the people to come to their Saviour. At these points of progressive transitions, which happens 2x in the song, the instruments, electrical guitars and vocals build up to climax and drops in the end, in an act of surrender."
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.