I Will Fear No More
Written by power on 7th June 2019
The Afters are based in Dallas, Texas. They are an American Christian pop rock band founded by Joshua Havens and Matt Fuqua in 1999. Havens and Fuqua first worked together in a Starbucks coffee shop in Mesquite, Texas, where they played for customers, before deciding to form a band.
After a nearly 3 year hiatus, The Afters return with their sixth studio album ‘Fear No More’, released on May 31st. Inspired by the band members’ personal struggles with fear and anxiety, the song “I Will Fear No More” stands as an anthem for trusting God. A declaration, proclaiming that we will not give in to fear, we will not lose our joy to anxiety, and that we will not be afraid.
“I’ve struggled with anxiety since the 2nd grade. I go through okay seasons, but then something will happen that sends me into a spiral of anxiety. When we sat down to write this song, I was in a really dark place. I wanted to write from that, wanted to write a song that would respond to that feeling of anxiety, something people could sing over their lives. It was a beautiful moment, the way we all collaborated on it and how it all came together. During the album writing process we clung to Deuteronomy 31:8 – “He will never leave you nor forsake you.
Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged.”– Jordan Mohilowski. Band Member.