In 2015, singer-songwriter Lauren Daigle dropped her freshman album, “How Can It Be.” After three years of waiting, the Christian artist’s second album has finally arrived.
In her newest album,”Look Up, Child,” Daigle addresses a plethora of hard-hitting topics like grace, sanctification and forgiveness. One of the songs on the new album, “Losing My Religion,” is bound to resonate deeply with people all around the world, as Daigle sings about how breaking away from her faith ultimately brought her closer to God.
During an interview with Beats 1’s Zane Lowe, Daigle explained how she came to write the deeply personal song.
“This is an age where I am learning, what I believe in. We have a song on there that record called ‘Losing My Religion’ and I think one of the things that I’ve learned and one of the things that I’m embracing is the freedom of taking off the checked boxes, the rules, and all those things that kind of muddy up what faith actually is … going into the next season of life in the remembrance of being a child,” she said. “A child isn’t thinking realms of capacity. They don’t think, ‘can I do this or can I not.'”
Daigle added that it is important for each and every one us to truly consider what it means to have the child-like faith described in the Bible.
She noted how children don’t stress about things in life, and how they are incredibly trusting of the people charged with their care. Daigle explained that she wants to live her life like a trustful, free child who has a deep love for God, as well as an unwavering faith in His plans.
“Doubt doesn’t impact their decision making and I think that’s something really beautiful,” she said. “I think when we remove some of those things it brings you into a complete realm of freedom.”
In an interview on the Acast podcast, Daigle also talked about the album and the deep meaning behind the new tracks. The artist shared that she was intricately involved in the creation of the album, co-writing 12 of the 13 tracks, each holding special meaning to her.
“I want this to be such a record of joy, such a record of hope, that people experience a childlikeness again,” she said. “In the time of making this record, I had to remember who I was as a child. I want people to reflect on, ‘The innocence of my childhood … how do I see myself through those eyes again? How do I love myself like that again? Where’s that joy? Where’s that hope?'”
Since releasing her 2015 album, “How Can It Be,” Daigle has spent 179 straight weeks on the Top Christian Albums Billboard chart, where she currently sits at number two.
Daigle added during the podcast that she feels it’s important to work with artists who fall outside of the Christian music genre to bridge the gap between secular and faith-based music.
Last year, she performed at the 52nd annual Academy of Country Music Awards alongside Reba McEntire, where the two sang McEntire’s song “Back to God.”
“I don’t shy away from singing about my faith,” Daigle said. “I think it conveys honesty, and people see authenticity. More people are going to relate to my music if it’s sincere. I believe that wholeheartedly. That’s how you reach people that might not have felt that [the Christian genre] was their home before.”
You can now purchase Dailgle’s album or stream it from any music streaming platform.
(H/T: Christian Post)