Michael Farren is releasing a new single, “Fighting For Us,” on March 9. The Grammy-nominated songwriter will release the song as part of his forthcoming new album and first-ever solo project via Integrity Music due out this summer.
The worship pastor for Gateway Franklin and former frontman of the band Pocket Full Of Rocks, Farren is the writer behind some of Christian music’s biggest songs, from Lauren Daigle’s “Trust In You” to Reba McEntire’s “Sing It Now.” On “Fighting For Us,” Farren partnered with Dove Award-winning writer Krissy Nordhoff (“Your Great Name”) to pen the vertical anthem of praise.
“We wrote ‘Fighting For Us’ while I was weeping at my desk,” shares Farren. “Krissy and I were supposed to be working on another song but all I could get out that day was that… and I’ve never needed a song more. I’d been through a season where I was struggling, trying to follow what I believed God was asking me to do but getting nowhere and feeling defeated,” he continues. “In 25 years of writing songs, I have never clung onto a song as my own… but this was different. This song was the thing that kept me believing that He loved me. I kept singing it until I believed it. I hope it’s a lifeline for others…to anyone who has ever wondered if they are seen or known by God,” he adds. “It may come from a place of desperation, but we don’t need to stay there.”
Farren chose the single’s distinctive cover, noting the image represents the “fiercely protective, family-driven” nature of the wolf. “Wolves howl to protect their territory, their pack and to call to lost wolves,” he said. “For me, it’s a visual reminder of the furious, protective love of the Father.”
The new single will be available through digital and streaming platforms beginning March 9.