Totally! This is a song with a confident message of hope through the darkness! It’s a new sound for me, and it’s exciting to share another facet of my heart and of myself as an artist. It’s coming on September 7th.
I had a traumatic brain injury as a teen, and the process of healing is full of ups and downs. I think that is what inspired this song the most. Everyone goes through periods of darkness. I’ve learned that it’s so important to recognize the struggles you face, but without letting it consume you – and that’s what this song does. It validates the dark while offering a reminder that the light is there… and most importantly, that the light is STRONGER than any darkness you face!
Yes! The visual will be coming September 14.
This song is unusual because it was written very differently than most of my other songs. It began with just the chorus, which was written a few years before the song was recorded… and it remained only a chorus for quite some time. It stuck with me through some difficult seasons, relationships, and brain injury related struggles. I continually found myself sitting at the piano and singing it, and through this process the pieces of the song came together, until it finally grew into what you will hear on the single!
It was recorded in Nashville, TN at Yackland Studio – my producer Stephen Leiweke did a fantastic job working with me on every aspect of the song, helping my vision come to life!
My faith influences my writing in a huge way! This song was inspired by John 1:5 – “The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.” No matter what my circumstances look like, I know that God’s love is ready and able to drive out all of the fear and darkness in my life!
I actually never wrote a song before my brain injury happened! Through the process of rehabilitation therapies I started to express myself through music. At the time, I had trouble holding normal conversation and putting words together, but that is when I began to write meaningful songs. Living with this brain injury has really shaped me into who I am today, as a person and an artist.