Husband/Wife Duo’s Thematic New EP Bows June 2
Produced by Willie Weeks along with Seth Ready and Derris Nelson, the EP was penned entirely by Seth & Nirva. A melodic, low-fi groove hallmarks the title-cut, a plea for God’s will to be done on Earth. With guest vocals from Liberty University’s JJ Hasulube, the track encapsulates the project’s overarching message.
“The EP springs from this model prayer as we ask the Lord to bring the kind of revival, reformation, and awakening to His Church that will reshape the world around us,” Nirva Ready shares. “We often think of God’s Kingdom as merely ethereal or otherworldly, and while it does transcend this world, it has real implications for us now. Our prayer is that those Kingdom purposes would come to pass here on Earth.”
On Earth also showcases the compelling debut single “Armor.” Addressing the current epidemic of fear, anxiety and depression around the world, the song—and its accompanying music video—spotlights the biblical command to put on the full armor of God, trusting in Christ for victory over the enemy. Additional highlights of the project include “Never Be Forgotten,” a timely reassurance of God’s unwavering love; and the evocative “Fire Fall,” urgently calling God to enact righteous justice on Earth while equipping His people for revival and reformation.
“There are voices within evangelical circles attempting to persuade the Church to withdraw from the culture wars and political battles that rage around us,” Seth Ready says. “We must not misunderstand the mission of the Church, which includes being salt and light as well as discipling the nations. This battle, while primarily spiritual, is not divorced from our lives here on Earth. As Jesus prayed, ‘Our Father in the heavens, hallowed be Thy name. Thy kingdom come, thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven.'”
ABOUT SETH & NIRVA
Now based in Virginia, where Nirva Ready serves as an assistant professor of commercial music at Liberty University, Seth & Nirva also continue to co-host the Freemind Podcast. Since its launch in 2018, the podcast has released more than 100 episodes addressing cultural hot-button issues from a biblical perspective. Featured guests have included pro-life advocate Abby Johnson; author, speaker and Moody Bible Institute professor Dr. Christopher Yuan; author, speaker and former atheist Mary Jo Sharp; and John Stonestreet, president of the Colson Center for Christian Worldview, among numerous others.
Known for delivering worshipful, vertical songs that uniquely blend a range of pop and gospel influences, Seth & Nirva are each extraordinary artists in their own right. Nirva was a vocalist in TobyMac’s Diverse City Band for over a decade, while Seth served as a backing vocalist for some of Christian music’s leading names, including Kirk Franklin, Chris Tomlin, Donnie McClurkin and CeCe Winans. The duo’s 2014 debut, I Need You, was followed by 2016’s Never Alone. The latter project is highlighted by the racial reconciliation anthem “Brother” (feat. TobyMac), its message continuing to open doors for the couple to sing and speak on the subject at churches and conferences throughout the US and abroad. In 2020, Seth & Nirva released One Voice, a 13-track collection of music and spoken-word vignettes further addressing such topics as racial reconciliation and apologetics.