BARRY BLAZE OF CODE OF ETHICS RELEASES NEW ALBUM
Barry Blaze, worship leader and founding member of Code of Ethics, is embarking on a new project under the name of Code (Razzbarry). Code is digitally releasing a 10 track album entitled Beautiful Thing on October 4th through Go Global Entertainment.
Blaze calls this “the album that almost didn’t happen.” After a stressful year of supporting his sister through chemotherapy, watch his father pass away from pancreatic cancer, and catching a virus which wiped out even more of his already damaged hearing, Blaze felt that his musical writing days may have been over.
Though Blaze wanted to write another album, overcoming his writer’s block was wearing on his spirits.
After days of struggling to find his musical voice, Blaze prayed a simple prayer: “God, we’ve had a good run making music together for over twenty years, and I have no regrets. If you want me to make another Code record then you’ll have to send your spirit to inspire and write through me, and if not, well I’m fine with that too.”
Not even two hours after Blaze prayed that prayer did he begin to write “Hey Death,” a song about how trivial death really is when an eternity with Christ is awaiting you.
Some say this new album is stylistically reminiscent of Code of Ethics album Arms Around the World (1995). There are acoustic elements mixed with both electronic and industrial sounds.
Beautiful Thing includes his own version of the worship song Blessed Be The Name and a new rendition of Somebody Waiting, a song off his Lost in Egypt (2008) album.
An album dedicated to his earthly father, Julius Blazs, Beautiful Thing serves as a testament that no matter how tough life gets, God is always very real and very present—even in the darkest, most trying times of life.
ABOUT BARRY BLAZE:
Barry Blaze is the founder of the Dove Award nominated Christian electronica/pop band Code of Ethics. Blaze is currently residing in Jacksonville, FL with his wife Cynthia. He is a worship leader for Edgewater Church in St. Augustine, FL
ABOUT RAZZBARRY RECORDS
Razzbarry Records (Jacksonville, Florida) is an independent label founded by Barry Blaze in 2007. Their current roster includes The Great Transparency, Code of Ethics, Blaze’s solo worship venture as Barry Blaze, and Blaze’s latest project CODE.