Video Release: Remind Me Who I Am

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The first music video from Jason Gray’s upcoming A Way to See In the Dark album just hit the web. Enjoy.

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.


31 Comments

  1. Ugly Biscuit

    Great song! Jason this was something i needed today much in the way that oxygen is important. Your song went inside me like a draught of life-giving water within a withered and arid man’s body. And out the other side flowed tears….lots of tears.

    “If I am your beloved, can you help me believe it.” Could be the best song lyric ever. (Or one of)

    Words don’t express how wonderful this song is or how powerful the heart of what you are asking in it. It is what I am constantly asking.

    Love always cries, ‘more, give me more.’

    So much more that my heart could cry out in the form of teary words but i won’t.

    I hope this song reaches and touches everyone.

    Great job Mr. 6’6″. Truly an anointed poem set to music.

  2. Ugly Biscuit

    Yeah, um, when i said, “Out the other side…”

    Maybe not the best wording.

    What i meant was, “Down the hatch went Jason’s song. And back up and out came a geiser of tears.”

    Its hard to see the sceen much less be creative when you’ve got tears on your windshield.

  3. Mark Geil

    Wonderful video. I received my review copy of this album yesterday, and it’s been all Jason Gray ever since. Although I’m told he didn’t set out to write with a particular theme in mind, the fundamental truth of this song is expressed in many beautiful ways throughout the album. Plus, there’s a particular song that gave me a pause of awe (and an audible gasp), made me stop and ponder, then listen two more times in a row. I haven’t done that in a long time.

    Circle September 13 on your calendars. That’s the release date, and you don’t want to miss it.

  4. Loren

    I love this song more every time I hear it. And wow, powerful video…. When those pictures started showing up with “beloved” held in front of each person, the tears started flowing. Just an incredible reminder. Thank you.

  5. Jason Gray

    @jasongray

    Canaan Bound – The truth is, I didn’t have anything to do with the refrigerator magnet one. That was an idea that an intern from my record label had and she did herself – which was wonderful! I was delighted when I discovered it. I believe it took three days to do that – I was honored that someone would work that hard just for the love of the song.

    We shot this video over two days, but I know that it took many hours of editing for Doug to complete this. Doug, by the way, is Doug McKelvey who is one of my best friends and frequent co-songwriters as well as a writer in his own rite (I think one of his books is available in the RR store). Doug has moved into the world of video and this is his first music video.

    He’s also developed, written, and shot a series of mini webisodes for our record label to promote new singles. They are hilarious and a testament to Doug’s genius. Mine will be finished soon, as well as the one he did for our own Andrew Peterson. Do a search on youtube for: Centricity U for these webisodes (all Doug’s idea – made for radio music directors to introduce them to our new singles. Never seen anything like this, kudos to Doug for his great idea and Centricity for actually taking him up on it).

  6. Fellow Traveler

    Doug McKelvey? Now that’s very interesting, because I’ve seen his name on some amazing stuff—mostly by Steve Green.

  7. Tony from Pandora

    Ever since I first played the “Refrigerator Magnet” version of the video on our computer, whenever I’ve been on the computer since, my 4 year old daughter asks, “Can you play the Letters video and dance with me?” If for no other reason than that, this is my current favorite song (and my 4 year old daughter’s as well!)

  8. Jen

    Love how this video turned out! Beautifully done, and makes a great song that much better.

    I’ve seen Doug’s name in songwriting credits, but I had no idea he made this video. That’s awesome… and knowing he’s the mastermind behind Centricity U makes me like him even more. LOVE those. I nearly died the first time I saw the Me in Motion video.

    Doug McKelvey has a new fan. And yes, radio IS magic. =)

  9. Douglas McKelvey

    You guys are making me blush. Just to set the record straight though, my friend Daren Thomas partnered with me in producing, directing, shooting and editing Jason’s video–and it wouldn’t have been what it is without his expertise.

    –Doug

  10. Laura Peterson

    I love this! The Polaroid idea is GENIUS. It kinda reminds me of “The Portrait of Dorian Gray” – but in a much more cheerful, redeeming way.

  11. Adam Bennett

    Awesome job Jason (and Doug)! The video is amazing. It’s been such a refreshing reminder lately to hear this song. It’s come up in a number of conversations that I’ve had recently since seeing the magnet video. The truth of who we are now in Christ has to be the dominating thought in our daily life if we are going to truly walk with Him. It also seems to profoundly underscore the verse “be transformed by the renewing of your mind”.

    Oh… and I have to agree with Laura. That is the most amazing guitar I’ve ever seen! I love it.

    By the way… I thought you were 5′ 18″?

  12. Janna Barber

    I’ve been meaning to write about why I have this name written on my arm for over a year. Your video inspired me to finally do it. Thanks, Jason! It’s hard for me to believe that God has this same message for each of us and He is awesome enough to send it to us in unique, individual ways, but I try.

  13. Jaclyn

    Stunning– I love this! Thank you to all involved. Now to share with everyone I know who needs to see themselves through God’s eyes =)

  14. Bruce Hennigan

    Peter and Jason — Wow!
    I just finished a 3 part post on my blog about my struggle with depression. Man, it brought back all the old demons and pain and suffering. Last night I struggled through the darkness and sleeplessness trying to herd all the pain back into the pen.

    And then, I watched this video. Thank you, thank you, thank you for reminding me I am loved by a God who looks beyond my imperfections and my failings and my depression and my insecurity and just loves me! I needed to feel His arms around me once again and you brought it, man! You brought it!

  15. Drew Zahn

    I, too, loved the Polaroid transformation. Laura Peterson mentioned a “reverse Dorian Gray” effect – how that rings true with me! The parallel also brought to mind the scales falling from Saul’s eyes – as though we look at our signs, and we read “rejected” or “angry” or some other label, but then, the scales fall from our eyes, and suddenly the word reads something else, a new name, not given by self-doubt or incrimination, not given by a cruel comment or a parental insult, but given by God. “Beloved,” or perhaps another name that is antithetical to the name we’ve carried for far too long.

    Love the Polaroid theme. Thanks, Jason!

  16. Richard Okimoto

    My wife has labeled this song “your new favorite song” (speaking to me, of course). After watching the video five or six times over the course of a couple days, I bought the single on iTunes. And I’ve listened to it repeatedly. I played it a few times in the car with the kids, and t hen asked them, “What does this song mean?” Which then allowed me to listen to it another three or four times as they wanted to hear it again to interpret it.

    This morning I turned it on, and for the first time ever, I have out-repititioned my children. My nearly 9 year old daughter said she liked the song, but “you need to listen to something else”.

    the message is a great one, and obviously it resonates with me. Thank you Jason Gray, the song is a blessing to me

  17. VIZWHIZ

    We absolutely love this song… I played it for our home church group, and most everyone was crying, and whooping and fist-pumping and praising God at the end…it is SOOOO encouraging. It is also the call we believers have to our brothers and sisters, to “encourage one another daily”…what a great way to do it! Album is on the “next purchase” list!

    We love your music Jason, love to hear you express your heart, and we are looking forward to your FLORIDA concert**!! 🙂

    **(Just think about it after you shovel the driveway the first time…) 😉

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