2015 New Artist of the Year and 2016 Songwriter of the Year, Lauren Daigle, known for hits such as “How Can It Be,” “Trust In You,” and “First” is back at it again and has just released a new single, “You Say.” This is a prelude to an upcoming release of a new full length album project, Look Up Child (09-07-18).
If “You Say” is any indication of the album, then it will be a new album that is met with much acclaim and is the perfect addition for the church to sing the testimonies of God’s faithfulness to His children.
“You Say” features the ever recognizable tone of Daigle‘s voice, with all the gritty growl that many love and have become accustomed to. It is an instrument that is versatile, robust, and multifaceted, yet tender and kind all wrapped up in the beautiful spirit that we all love about Lauren Daigle. However, what has drawn me deep into this song (beyond the incredible lyrics–“In You I find my worth, in You I find my identity”) is the complexity of the accompanying musicians…
What we hear:
- ethereal moans and “ahhs”
- a tranquil piano ostinato pattern,
- lush strings
- a beautiful and soulful gospel choir
- the traditional sounds of the church organ which bring many of us back to our formative years in the church
There is a blend of the generations of worship wrapped up into a mesmerizing 4 and 1/2 minute song. It is a song that will not disappoint and points to those faithful words throughout the New and Old Testament pointing to our identity in Christ (John 1:2, Romans 15:17, 1 Corinthians 6:17, Genesis 1:27, Jeremiah 1:5, 1 John 3:1-2, and so many others).
In an interview with CCM, Daigle explains that in the last few whirlwind years there have been super high points and super low points–and through this there was a struggle with understanding and remembering her identity–“Where do I fit in, where is my security, where is my footing?” “You Say” is a song of response to remind us all, as believers, that our identity lies firmly in the Gospel of Jesus.
You can purchase the single today, or you can pre-order the entire album, Look Up Child, before it is released in about 6 weeks from now.
To Lauren: can’t wait for the album–the single gets an A++.