From the streets of Cape Town, South Africa, Stefan has seen the scars and broken layers of humanity, as well as a true hope found in Jesus. From school in Cape Town to college in the States, he has learnt from musicians on a global scale. Through his experience, he brings a unique edge in releasing a sound that will become the doorway for many to find Jesus. The last ten years have involved countless songs and publications with writers across the world.
He has co-written songs such as “Grateful”, “Here as in Heaven”, “There is a Cloud” and “I can’t Believe” with Elevation Worship, Steven Furtick & Chris Brown attracting over 20 million views on YouTube only.
More than great songs he wants those who know him to know why he creates, why he spends hours rewriting lyrics and rethinking melodies, why he sacrifices time, money and so much more, to craft songs that reflects unspoken realities.
He has been a part of songs that have been on Worship Now, Best of Live Worship and New and Bold Spotify playlists. He is inspired by Bethel, Upperroom, Maverick City, Coldplay, and Bon Iver.
The song ‘Battlefield’ took form while walking through seasons in life where I felt as if God’s hand on my life would expire. But time proved His love more than I had ever known before and proved me wrong. I finally realized during the battles that when conflict feels it’s at its worst, He’s not anywhere besides by my side.
I’ve learnt that the battlefield is not a place of defeat, but of new beginnings. Just like a volcano, a war can destroy but it can also create the most beautiful landscapes and give way to new beginnings. The battlefield is a place of refining and equipping and less of a punishment as I had viewed it as before.
This song is for the ones walking through depression, anxiety, pain and trauma that haunts you no matter how hard you pray, sing or fast. I hope you walk away from this song and realise you have a companion on your battlefield, and the battlefield belongs to Him. “My internal battles have held me back too long for me not to start a public journey and see others set free. You also have a story to tell, a reality that’s hard to face, but I also know that if you’re willing to surrender it, there’s a companion waiting to lift the load and finish the journey with you.” – Stefan Green