I couldn’t always see the power in testimony, until my eyes really got opened. Like it’s been said, eyes NEVER lie, to the heart. I’ve lived, failed, grown, & had success. But like so many others, I had to stop trying to convince my head of “truths” that my heart repeatedly rejected. I had to make a choice to live from my heart. That’s when I realized that my core was surrounded by stuff. I got so tired of climbing over it all to present a version of myself and my identity. This project shows the struggle and all the triumph.
Being an athlete I developed mental toughness. I pushed myself to do things that I couldn’t do before, physically. In sports, you can fight from behind, dominate or give it your best, and still, the opponent just edges you out. Life is no different. But the toughness gained from being an athlete, helped me sharpen my faith muscle, which in turn directly built my trust. In my music I grabbed on to what God said, and refused to let go. Check out “You Told Me,” and “Everyone” to see what I mean.
Sometimes … you have to remind yourself that EVERYTHING has a purpose. The bad and the waiting. Engineering teaches you how to see patterns & systems where others see chaos, and God is a master engineer! Life will challenge you to forget that He knows AND sees you. “HeartSong” is my ode to finally grasping the depth that God desired relationship with me. He even used my choice of everything except him, to continue to call/persuade/woo me into a love relationship with Him. To look at the way things are set up, I just sit back and laugh because I know that it was Him!
Colliding with destiny is not a collision after all. We are all walking a path that started a long time ago! Even with setbacks, our “Pieces” are used to be precisely who God needs us to be – UNIQUE. See, the problem was never God…it was accepting that God really wanted me. Once I got that, I mean really got that fact, I didn’t have to “dress” up the ugly parts of my life. He made me & through ALL of my life he’s getting glory out of it. When I’m broken, that becomes a story to show he heals and cares. When I succeed, it’s a picture to the world that He’s the conductor. It always has and always will be about Him. He’s got me!
Precision, timing and will
The gospel is a revelation about how Christ succeeded in restoring man. “Pieces” then, in a way, is a revelation about how God succeeded in restoring me. It’s not a made-up story of a person who doesn’t exist. It’s a musical journey that shows the paces of a kid-turned-woman and how God transformed a heart in the process. I am, Trisha Alicia. “Pieces” is the fabric of my heart, pieces of my life and a journey, set to music.
Will, the one thing that enables us to freely make a choice about Christ, is the machine that helps motivate Trisha Alicia; demonstrated early on, by her will to live, as a premature baby. Her very first testimony, of conquering this first phase of life, set the stage for her future in gospel music.
Growing up in a single parent home in New York, Trisha Alicia focused on school, and started working as a chemical engineer while honing her writing and singing gifts. “When God moves in your life, and presents an opportunity, we have to walk with boldness in faith, to the unknown space that He’s prepared for us.”
In Nashville, Trisha Alicia sharpened her rhythm-and-word (spoken word) skills and continued to write songs for a local gospel group. She has overcome tremendous odds, beating statistics that say she shouldn’t be the woman she is today. Speaking from experience, she creates direct and gripping lyrics and melodies that cut through traditional gospel sounds, and stereotypes on how music “should” sound.