It is with great excitement we look forward to the Christian singer Joshua af Saga’s Christian debut album ”My Sweet Lord”. We were not quite in agreement with him how to launch of the album later on would take place. Making some form of promotional concerts was completely out of the question, but he has announced that he will do a number of church concerts in the autumn of 2020 or early spring 2021 in conjunction to follow up the albumrelease – then with a couple of members from his band Siberian Khatru from the ”Living In The Past” album – now performing these Christian songs in a very special performed concert.
Director Roaddust Records
Feels good to finally get to work with my Christian solo album ”My Sweet Lord” which illustrates the total turnaround in my life after meeting God. The first song I thought of to the album at an early stage was “Från Ovan”. Composed by my dear friend Staffan Lindfors, folk musician and also a member of the extremely competent composition Östen Med Resten. -I am so proud Staffan for taking part and your permission to record the song. I also made a video I’m very proud of together with my friend since long time, filmmaker Joakim Jalin.
With this album, I choose to “follow the cross and leave the world” – having said that I have chosen to spend time with as few people as possible and only those who are beyond this in spreading bitterness and absorbing people’s oxygen. I have sought and received peace of mind from our Lord and will follow His ways to preserve it. People die of bitterness and hatred. Instead, put your ear close to your soul and listen carefully. – Tell me what are you going to do with your single and so very important life? A bitter person has / makes no friends and does not enjoy any sympathy.
March 2017 I basically ended my over forty-five-year life in the music industry when my inner voice said I have had enough. At the same time, I got a call from God, well not physically, but he came to me in a monologue that was so strong and just confirmed to me what I decided – let go off your old life and starting all over. There was such power in this that the same week I contacted all the artists and companies I was involved in and told them that I must discontinue all collaboration – now – and everything must be ready by the end of the next year – and so it was!
Throughout my years I have been extremely privileged and have been able to work, tour and in various ways have participated in work with artists such as Brothers Jones (US), London Symphony Orchestra – Classic Rockproject (UK), The Hollies (UK), Joe Fagin (UK) just to name a few about a hundred.
I took a year off – where I took the opportunity to do things I had dreamed of all years and hadn’t done. One of these things was to realize the thought of finally having to release music personally which is now realized. The second was to find peace of mind and get it deeply rooted. This is also to a large extent realized but was required more than anything else and must last all the time. I’ve actually been completely shut out of the world and just hanging out with a few who give me something back – from the heart – “follow the cross and leave the world”.
I have in so many ways been a spectator of what bitterness and hatred can do to people – they have become small little individuals, yes, they are simply pitiful. This is tragic as most of them are extremely competent at what they do. Imagine if they instead spent as much time on this. These are the ones I pray for – that they can find back, seek peace of mind and develop in their talent / profession. With peace of mind you become so strong and can be a good person. Bitterness gives birth to loneliness and most often these individuals discover it too late.
Personally – since I became a believer for a 99% – in March 2017 – I follow the Ten Commandments of God. So simple and no strange. -You shall not steal says one of the commandments. How hard could that be? Imagine if everyone in the world could just follow this one of the Ten Commandments of God – What A Wonderful World.
“To love yourself right now – just as you are – is to give yourself heaven”
I pray every day and mainly – for peace of mind. You usually become so strong that you get the strength and time to help your fellow human beings – to be a good guy / girl simply. That’s just what God wants …
…and by the way – hope you like my music as well – God bless!