Toronto, ON-based Christian artist Ileen Laura has unveiled a video for her new single, “I Am Yours”.
“I am someone who has struggled with anxiety ever since I was a little girl,” Laura shares of her inspiration behind “I Am Yours” — which is from her forthcoming album of the same name, set for release early Summer 2022. “My friends know me as a ‘worrywart’ and I am in a constant battle with myself over self-doubt.
“I wrote ‘I Am Yours’ about this struggle, a little reminder to set aside the opinions of others and focus on the one opinion that matters, God’s.”
The chorus starts with a resolute “Well, I am yours!,” and then cue in some gorgeous backing vocals that morph into a journey of harmonies — from soothing “Oooohhs” to sophisticated, intricate layering — all punctuated by elegant string and trumpet accents, driven by an infectious beat.
Recorded at Robeter Productions in Woodbridge, Ontario, and produced by Peter Wellington and Robby Riggs, “I Am Yours” was inspired by the Bible verse 1 Peter 5:7 — Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you. The soar to the song was wholly intentional.
“Peter and I wanted the music to sound upbeat and uplifting because after all, the thought of stripping away our anxieties, self-doubt and fears while choosing to live in freedom with Jesus by our side is liberating and should be shouted from the rooftops,” Laura says.
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