“I Am New” – Music Video


Jason Gray might be “new” but his music video career is even newer. Check out the video of his new single co-starring Evie Coates and her workshop, “The Hatch.”

(If you like the song, don’t be shy about letting your local radio station know.)

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Pete Peterson is the author of the Revolutionary War adventure The Fiddler’s Gun and its sequel Fiddler’s Green. Among the many strange things he’s been in life are the following: U.S Marine air traffic controller, television editor, art teacher and boatwright at the Florida Sheriffs Boys Ranch, and progenitor of the mysterious Budge-Nuzzard. He lives in Nashville with his wife, Jennifer, where he's the Executive Director of the Rabbit Room and Managing Editor of Rabbit Room Press.


  1. Gronk

    That was a great video, with a great message – a great reminder of who we are called to be. I loved the insight into Evie’s workshop too.

  2. Ron Block


    Jason: That is one true song, beautiful to hear the truth sung like that.

    Evie: I loved your workshop and seeing your hands at work writing those words.

    One of the most frustrating things about moving into this new consciousness of Christ in a particular area is that the people around us, especially the people we love most, sometimes seem committed to keeping us in the old consciousness. That is what they are used to. So by unbelief they try to keep us nailed to that Cross when everything in us is screaming “RESURRECTION!” By faith we’ve got to continue loving them even though they seem against us; they are part of the cocoon from which we’re trying to break free. That’s what gives our wings the strength to fly once we’re out. If any man is in Christ, he is (not “will be”) a new creation.

  3. Nathaniel Miller

    I have always loved that song, but especially the ending. It amazes me when I ask Christians if they are righteous, and they say no. Obviously, they are reflecting on the fact that they still sin, but in Christ, we are new creations. We are righteous and holy, reborn and remade, accepted and worthy.

    Beautiful video and artwork. What a wonderful picture of who we are in Christ!

  4. Yvan Rey

    Jason : Beautiful song, And things I wasn’t used to hear (not without the sinner part of the equation).

    Ron and Nathaniel : Thanks for the good words. In fact, as I was reading this, this brought back to mind some people I know. Isn’t it like hitting on one’s head to get drowned (saying we’re sinners) ? And at the same time, I guess (or hope) they’d agree with this song. They mean (as far as I understand them) : “We are sinners, but made new”. So there are both sides of this human nature, as I heard it. Does it mean we’re no longer sinners (as in not having the habit of sinning, even if we obviously sin from time to time (more often than not)) ? Great news, if this is the case.

    Please correct me if I’m wrong. I’m trying to grasp what you both said, in your comments. I’m also very complicated. Sorry about this.

  5. Lori McCurry

    This is my 2nd time to see Jason’s video…1st time to find myself choked up and struck anew by the song paired w/ the visuals. The depths of me resonate…thanks to JG, Evie and all a part of it for pointing to reality!

  6. Nick and Susan


    I have to confess that is the first time I’ve heard you sing, and I really liked it! Especially the end bit where Evie Coates writes the words out as you sing, lovely.


    (see, the Halloween thread didn’t put me off you at all!! LOL) 😉

  7. Jen

    Love this. The images make the song even more striking… like I’ve been listening to this since the album came out, but seeing the art in the video gave it a whole new meaning. Great job Jason and Evie!

    And I absolutely can’t wait to hear this on the radio. 🙂

  8. Peter Br

    This is just one of the fantastically edifying songs on ESICU. Watching Evie create in the process — even to the point of giving her creation “a new name” — drove the point home with loving ferocity.

    Jason, thank you for crafting such honest, deep-reaching lyrics in an accessible setting. You have pierced my heart several times with these faithful wounds.

  9. Danielle

    I’ve been hearing this song on the radio a bit lately, and it’s definitely one of my favorite songs on the radio. I love it, especially the last part (in the song AND the video). It’s beautiful.

  10. Robin

    Great song and a wonderful video. Thanks for sharing another Awesome message set to music . Such an inspiration 🙂

  11. Scott

    What an amazing song, Jason. There aren’t enough words to describe how deeply this song has moved me in my walk with Christ. God has truly blessed you with a precious gift, and I am so glad you are able to share with the rest of us. Thank you.

  12. Kaitlyn

    I heard this song months before it was released to the world on a CD. The first time I heard it (live) was enough to make me like the song. When the “Forgiven, Beloved” part came into play, it was enough for me to love it. When I saw the music video for I Am New, I felt something inside of me become deeply moved. Then the song was enough to tug at my heart strings and become my anthem. I’m quite a fan of Jason Gray – I’ve listened to his music well over 1,000 times – I know every song like the back of my hand. One would think that I would get tired of it, but God has used Jason’s music as the soundtrack to my life.

    This video is such a beautiful depiction of becoming a new creation through Christ’s redemptive plan in our lives. But it’s also a wonderful reminder that the ‘new creation’ that we are becoming continues to be created through the sanctification process. Through becoming sanctified Christ makes us new. While we are dirty, rotten sinners God still looks at us as His “dearly, beloved” children. What a beautiful reminder.

    And Evie’s artwork for the music video is brilliant. It was the perfect fit. Well done.

  13. Denise Hanson

    Jason, Heard you first speak on New Music Cafe on Saturday night & was so taken by your comments. I came home and “liked” you on Facebook. So glad I did so I could see this video. I love it, the song, the message & the sculpture!! I went straight to Itunes and downloaded the song. You have a new fan in me!

  14. Chris Barrett

    Helped me hear the song in a new way. When a gifted music artist and a gifted visual artist partner to tell the story that God is writing in and through them, it comes alive and the Truth is less in the words than in the release of the power in those words. I’ve heard the song many times, but when Evie writes the words, they pierced me more deeply. The week I saw the video we ended up playing it at a prayer meeting because it underscored what we felt God was speaking to our community.

    As always, I am blessed and my community is blessed by how Jesus shines through you and your gifts, Jason.

  15. Canaan Bound

    Great Vid!

    And…I can’t help but ask: Does anyone else think that Jason Gray bears a resemblance to actor Nick Stahl? You know, the kid from Mel Gibson’s Man Without A Face…???

  16. Mari

    Thank you Jesus for the messages through Jason. And Thank You Jason for continueing to grow in the Lord.

    I agree Evie’s part in this video well done!!!!!

  17. Louise Doncaster

    Dear Jason,

    One day I was listening to new Joel Hanson CD my daughter gave me. The song “I am new” started to play. I had been in a spiritual slump at the time. The words of your song lifted me up, I listen to it often and you really encourage me and the song lets me know how God loves me and that there is hope. Just the being reassurred of the fact of how incredibly much God loves me makes me what to please him and just be his child. I feel secure in the fact that I’m dearlly loved.
    Thank you so much for writing this song, it’s like a love letter from the Father to me. When I fail I know that I’m being made new and not to worry, that I’m loved even though I make mistakes or sin.
    God bless you, your work for the Lord, your family and all you touch,

  18. Canaan Bound

    SD Smith, I take it you’re familiar with The Man Without A Face. One of my all-time favorites…so I’m gonna go out on a limb here and say that I think it’s worthy of a RR post….

  19. Stacie

    I love this song! The words mean so much to me…and honestly depending on when I’m listening they mean something a little bit different. I saw you, Jason, in concert in Topeka last night. The only downside to the show is that you didn’t play long enough at all! I did have a chance to meet you and say hi, though..but would’ve loved to chat with you some more about your music.

    This video is beautiful. Very well made. I have those words in your bridge listed inside my wallet. I look at them often. I look forward to seeing how this ministry keeps unfolding before our eyes. LOVE

  20. Thomas McKenzie

    Wow, I love that room with the Lamb of God painting by Debbie Taylor. I would definitely go that church.

    Church of the Redeemer, home of the Hutchmoot, home of Jason Gray’s awesome video.

  21. Ann

    Holy Cow! My first time to listen to your music and I am blown away! That is EXACTLY what it is to be with Christ! Awesome!!!

  22. Adam Bennett

    Wow… great video Jason (and Evie)!! I love the song and love see Evie in the act of creating something new with the opportunity to enjoy the ‘glory’ of the final creation. Well done.

  23. Ben Haley

    This goes right along with the article you wrote about the angry man and our identity in Christ. God has been teaching me a while now about my identity in Christ. Unfortunately, I am slow to learn this but he is faithful and patient. I am actually preaching a series on our identity in Christ and your song and blog expressed a lot of what I am communicating in that.

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