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Lara Landon Finds that ‘There Is Grace’ with New Album




Lara Landon Finds that ‘There Is Grace’ with New Album

Three weeks after the unexpected death of her father, Lara Landon is
moving forward with plans to release her new album on September 9th as a
tribute to the man that helped inspire it.



(NASHVILLE, Tennessee) — Singer-songwriter Lara Landon will release her new album, There is Grace,
on September 9th via The Fuel Music. But while the weeks prior to the
album’s release were to be filled with endless album publicity and
promotion, Lara is instead finding comfort in the arms of her family,
following the unexpected death of her father on August 12th.

Lara is taking a break from pre-release promotion to tend to family
obligations in California, but quickly made it clear to her
Nashville-based team that she wanted to go ahead with the album release
as scheduled. “I want to go ahead with the release because he was and is
my biggest fan and supporter and he would want me to.”

While there are already fan favorites and the lead single, “There is
Grace,” is already headed to radio stations, one song in particular has
special significance to Lara. She wrote “I Want to Know You” for her
father, and was able to share it with him before he passed. Explains
Lara, “He’s shown me God and that’s what the song I wrote about him was
about. I want to know and love God as much as my dad.”

Lara teamed up with producers Otto Price, Michael Farren and Evan
Sieling to begin recording her new, fan-funded eleven-song project which
will be released and distributed by The Fuel Music (Gungor, John Mark
McMillan, TFK, Bethel Music). Stylistically, There is Grace runs
the gamut of folk-inspired singer-songwriter tracks integrating acoustic
guitar and cello to cinematic beat-driven pop. What gives the album
coherence is Lara’s heartfelt, raw and vulnerable lyrics.

“I’ve been working on this album for two years with my own hopes,
reasons and expectations for it, but I had no idea the very songs I
wrote would be what I needed to hear myself right now,” says Lara. “The
message of Grace is going to be more powerful than ever because it’s so
real to me now, more real than I ever imagined it would be when I wrote
this album.”

The album’s main theme is the promise that there is Grace enough to fill
any loss, which resonates with Lara in her own life more than she could
have ever anticipated. Says Lara, “These songs give me purpose even
though it’s a scary time and even more faith than ever that God is good
and merciful. I’m blessed to have known God through my dad, and I’m not
bitter that he was taken away so soon. I can truly say God’s grace is
sufficient.”

Born and raised in Southern California, Lara landed in Nashville at the
age of nineteen without knowing a single person or having any idea how
to pursue a career as a musician. But within a year, she had made
coveted connections with many of the city’s musical veterans, and she
began writing with award-winning songwriters like Jason Ingram, Christa
Wells and Tiffany Lee of Plumb. Much in the vein of Sarah McLachlan and
Tracy Chapman, Lara writes from the darker shades of her personality. “I
believe that its better to feel something strong than nothing at all.
And in those places where I doubt, I am most reminded to reach out to
God. When I work through my thoughts in my songs, it helps me to sort
through the feeling and come back to the truth.”

Lara’s debut album, Beloved, was produced by GRAMMY®
award-winning talent Michael Omartian (Amy Grant, Christopher Cross, Rod
Stewart). The album resonated with fans as they, too, discovered how
they could become His beloved thanks, in part, to successful radio
single “Closer,” which stayed on the charts for most of 2010. Her second
full length project, Overcome, was named “one of the top Christian albums of 2012” by iTunes.

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