It was when Jordan St. Cyr served with Youth With a Mission (YWAM) as a teen that he found the inspiration to pursue music as a career.

He eventually released an EP, and in the years that have followed, he has received numerous and life-changing opportunities to work alongside so many talented songwriters, producers, and artists, all of who have encouraged him along his journey.

While he’s been creating music and touring, as well as sharing his message with others for a long time now, Jordan St. Cyr is really just getting started.

Today is the day. Singer and songwriter Jordan St. Cyr officially releases his debut full-length album. 

"This has been so long in coming. I feel like I should've released this years ago," said Jordan. "The start of this journey really began with the song "Fires". I had written "Fires" and five other songs. We were going to release those in early 2020, and then the pandemic hit and we weren't going to be touring anywhere.

"Fires" was released Easter weekend in 2020 and the response was overwhelming.

"You can never know God's timing in all of it," said St. Cyr. "For us, it was a song that helped us walk through our hardest season and little did we know, the world was about to walk through one of its hardest seasons with this pandemic."

He says this was the catalyst for him to start writing songs that would serve people.

"My prayer for this album is that these songs would bring comfort and joy to those who hear them," St. Cyr explains. "It is also my prayer that listeners would be more hopeful and open to the depths of God’s love for them knowing that their circumstances are not a reflection of how God feels about them, rather that their circumstances would reveal the closeness and nearness of the Holy Spirit."

Jordan St. Cyr began the year being named the No. 2 Top New Christian Artist of 2021, according to Billboard, which also listed his song "Fires" in four of the top year-end Christian songs charts. "Fires" spent an astounding 45 weeks at radio and became a top 5 hit, while top charter "Weary Traveler" continues to be added and heard on stations across the U.S., also climbing to No. 4 on the NCA Monitored and No. 5 on AC Monitored. 

"I couldn't be more excited to get these songs out in the world," said Jordan.

He has been sharing his songs on the road as well. Wrapping his tour with Anne Wilson in February, St. Cyr will join Jeremy Camp's "I Still Believe Tour," which kicks off March 10, followed by a tour with Unspoken later this spring running into early summer.  

Today on Connections, Jordan shares what it has been like to move from Canada to the U.S. He'll also talk about his new album and the inspiration behind it.