Singer-songwriter, speaker and worship leader Tanya Godsey, whose artistry occupies the space somewhere between the sincerity of Sara Groves and the passion of Bethel Music's Steffany Gretzinger, independently releases "We Are Your Song" June 10 to digital retail outlets internationally. Produced by Ben Shive (Colony House, Rend Collective, JJ Heller, Mercy Me), this is the first single from her third independent, full-length album, Love Lines The Last Horizon, slated to release September 30.
Born as an anthemic, celebratory answer to prayer, Godsey says, "'We Are Your Song' is my unapologetic protest to the darkness, the sadness and the injustice of this world. It is a soundtrack of celebration for those of us who need to be reminded that in the eyes of the Father we are loved, remembered and His.
"Psalm 145:9 tells us 'The LORD is good to all, and His mercy is over all that he has made,'" continues Godsey. "The Master orchestrator of all things, all powerful, present and knowing, is also a loving Father who holds all creation and even us, together."
"'We Are Your Song' poses as pop, but at its heart it's a lush poem about God as the masterful orchestrator of everything," adds Shive, who calls the upcoming album from Godsey "a brave work from a great artist."
All the people in the world breathing
All the hearts in the world beating
They're a rhythm and a melody
Playing in Your symphony
Life is humming cause You sing along
We are Your song
We play on and on and on
Leading worship at a recent If: Gathering event, Godsey heard the story of how International Justice Mission changes and saves lives. Profoundly moved by the story, she decided to donate all her proceeds from her new single to this organization.
"The International Justice Mission so courageously reflects the meaning of 'We Are Your Song' as they work so passionately to love and care for people all over the world," says Godsey. "My heart was pierced as I listened to the way in which they champion the Gospel in so many countries. It's my great joy and honor to have all of my proceeds from this single donated to furthering their worthy mission as they protest the darkness all around the world."
About Tanya Godsey:
Award-winning singer-songwriter Tanya Godsey has recorded two widely acclaimed, full-length albums (Telling Time (2011), Nothing Less Than Everything (2009)), taken home the AGMA (Gospel Music Association) International CCM Song of the Year award and shared her music across the country on tour. Called to offer biblically inspired hope and truth that connects deeply within the heart of the listener, Godsey will release her third recording, Love Lines The Last Horizon, collaborating again with noted producer Ben Shive, who produced her self-penned 2014 Christmas Single, "In One," which was heard on KLTY (Dallas) and numerous stations across the country. Godsey was born and raised in Dallas, TX and currently resides with her husband, Jake, and two young children in Murfreesboro, TN.