David Leonard, formerly one-half of the GRAMMY Award nominated duo All Sons & Daughters and a former touring member of acclaimed band NEEDTOBREATHE, released his solo debut, The Wait, earlier this year to much praise. On August 30th, Leonard will release The Wait: Silence The Noise, a collection of The Wait songs newly recorded where the lyrics become the focus. The first song, "Know Your Heart," is available now along with the preorder here.
"When I set out to make The Wait, I didn't want to have any rules. I wanted to be able to make a record that I felt was creative and push the boundaries. The tough part about that is songs sometimes get lost in production," Leonard says.
With a strong desire to see people connect with the heart of these songs, Silence The Noise came about. This live record allows songs like "Share This Burden" to take on a complete transformation getting down to the heart of the lyric.
"There have been so many times in the past couple of months where I've done interviews and people have asked me why I have stepped away from the corporate worship thing," Leonard explains. "To me, this is corporate worship. We're just creating a new sound for it. So the hope with this project is that we allow people to see the songs for what they are; which are worship songs."
This project was produced by Leonard, Seth Talley and Brad King, who make up The Creak Music, a production team and independent label based in Franklin, Tennessee. This fall, Leonard will be bringing the stories and songs from these projects on the Silence The Noise Tour. Dates and tickets can be found here.
ABOUT DAVID LEONARD:
An Arkansas native and Franklin resident, Leonard has been playing, singing, writing and producing music since high school. In addition to his former recording and touring work with bands Jackson Waters, NEEDTOBREATHE and All Sons & Daughters, he is an acclaimed worship leader and songwriter who has contributed modern worship standards sung by churches around the globe. These include "Great Are You Lord," "All The Poor And Powerless," "Christ Be All Around"and "God Who Moves The Mountains." His production credits with The Creak Music include All Sons & Daughters, NEEDTOBREATHE, Jaci Velasquez, Brandon Heath and Ben & Noelle Kilgore. He released his solo debut,The Wait, in March 2019.