Paul Cardall recently opened up with the Herald Extra about his new album, “A New Creation”, how creating art is a gospel endeavor and his collaboration with Elder David A. Bednar of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles. Below is an excerpt. To listen to an extended preview of the song referenced, click here.
As Cardall has become more interested in orchestration, his albums have begun to include more collaboration with other artists, but “A New Creation” also features a collaboration with an unlikely creative partner: David A. Bednar, an apostle for the LDS Church.
“He approached me, asking if I would help him pull this song out of him, Cardall said. “He said to me, and he actually told this at the Missionary Training Center at a devotional last June, he said that he has absolutely no musical talent. This was something he thought. He just felt like he had no musical ability inside of him, and yet for years, he was telling me, he had this phrase that was constantly going through his mind, and that’s the phrase ‘one by one,’ a phrase that we find periodically in the scriptures.”
The phrase became the title of the song that the two ultimately wrote together: “One by One.” It was released as a single before the album’s release. Cardall says the song is the “heart of the new album.” The song will debut live for the first time to the general public Friday and Saturday nights at the Tabernacle on Temple Square.
Cardall also shared this video Friday morning, the day of the album’s release.