October is an auspicious month for Dove-nominated singer/songwriter Laura Hackett Park. On October 4th Laura wed her fellow worship leader and labelmate Jonas Park. And on October 21st she has released her new album, Love Will Have Its Day, rom Forerunner Music, the official record label of the International House of Prayer of Kansas City (IHOPKC).
Writting on her own twitter, Laura as this to say: "So much happening in my life right now but the best thing that's happening...I'M GETTING MARRIED!!!!" Married during a private ceremony for family and friends in Kansas City, MO, home to IHOPKC, one of the songs from Laura's Love Will Have Its Day was written with her husband in mind. "Got Something Going On" was written for her new husband as a testimony to their collective perseverance.
As for the rest of the new record, "Beautiful Heart" was written for a singer friend who had a vocal injury and "Lift Up Your Head" was inspired by a friend suffering from chronic pain. Drawing the title of the album from "Lift Up Your Head," Laura sings, "Breathe, darling, breathe. It's not yet time for you to leave. Love Will Have Its Day. Lift up your head. Turn your face to the rising sun while you wait, while you wait for redemption to come."
The full, 12-track album, armed with strong, thematic songwriting and emotional vocals that finds Laura exploring a much broader range of music than ever before, uses a full musical palette to convey the truth of its theme: if we can walk through this life anchored in Christ, then in every situation we know that love will have the final word, and we live with hope. The album was produced by legendary, multiple GRAMMY and Dove Award-winning producer Brown Bannister in collaboration with noted producer/songwriter Ben Shive (Brandon Heath, Bebo Norman, JJ Heller, Andrew Peterson).