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University of Mobile Ensemble “Exit 13” Releases New Song “Focus”

Amber Kelley News

MOBILE, Ala. – University of Mobile’s “Exit 13” ensemble released a brand-new, original single on March 13 on all digital platforms like iTunes, Apple Music and Spotify.

The song performed by “Exit 13” was co-written by UM student Keaton Bunting, a junior majoring in worship leadership, and UM alumnus Chris Lockwood, published songwriter and producer in Nashville, Tennessee and worship leader at World Outreach Church in Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

Bunting hopes that this song will remind people of the all-surpassing joy that comes from focusing on Jesus. “The idea behind this song is that while the world is filled with fleeting distractions, there is only one thing truly worth our absolute attention, that lasts forever – and that is Jesus Christ,” says Bunting.

“It has been such a neat opportunity to watch a project of mine, a song, develop into this thanks to the influence of some incredibly gifted people here at UM. Working alongside of them, I got to watch my idea turn into a reality. I am so thankful for the opportunities I have to learn and grow in my song writing and field by being here at the University of Mobile,” says Bunting.

“Focus” is a byproduct of  “Song Shot,” a University of Mobile song competition through the Alabama School of the Arts, sponsored by the university’s 8Eighty Records.

“Focus” was recorded in the University of Mobile’s Fisher-Brewer Recording Studio.

Jeff Quimby, consultant and general manager of 8Eighty Records, says, “8Eighty Records and the University of Mobile are committed to musical excellence and educational opportunities’ for students to have “music industry” level experience while attending school.”

You can watch the “Focus” lyric video at https://youtu.be/i-6Py9KmEA4.

For more information about the Alabama School of the Arts, visit umobile.edu or call 251.442.2222


About the University of Mobile

The University of Mobile is a Christ-centered liberal arts and sciences institution with a vision of higher education for a higher purpose, founded to honor God by equipping students for their future professions through rigorous academic preparation and spiritual transformation. Core values are: Christ-Centered, Academically-Focused, Student-Devoted and Distinctively-Driven. The university offers on-campus and online bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees in over 75 academic programs. Founded in 1961, the University of Mobile is affiliated with the Alabama Baptist State Convention and is located 10 miles north of Mobile, Alabama on a campus of over 880 acres.

For more information about the University of Mobile, visit the website at www.umobile.edu or call Enrollment Services at 1.800.WIN.RAMS or 251.442.2222.

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Amber Kelley

Amber Kelley is the marketing communications specialist for University of Mobile. Amber received her Bachelor of Science in Communication from UM. As marketing communications specialist, Amber writes press releases and other content for UM. She is passionate about serving in her youth group at Redemption Church. She enjoys spending time outside, reading a good book and watching romantic comedies on Netflix.