Singer/songwriter Ellie Holcomb knows all too well the struggles and burdens that many have been feeling around the world as we deal with a difficult season.
She shares the highs and lows of her life and how God has helped her through those times in her soon-to-be-released third studio LP, Canyon.
"Canyon is a record about a deeper sorrow and a higher hope," shares Ellie Holcomb. "A tornado tore through our neighbourhood, Covid-19 shut down our country and cancelled all of our touring, racial tension was high in the wake of George Floyd’s death, Christmas morning began with a bomb that went off in downtown Nashville, the Capitol building was attacked, and we have had so many family friends lose people they love to the virus."
"In many ways, writing and singing these songs felt like finding my way through a serious season of suffering and sorrow."
Canyon, the title track off of her new album has been well received, reaching hundreds of thousands of people around the world.
"We all know what it is for our hearts to be broken, split wide open by the pain and loss and sorrow we encounter here. We know brokenness," says Holcomb. "We know division, but there in the middle of all the chaos, in the places where the pain cuts a canyon into our very hearts, there is a river running through. There is a current of love that brings refreshment, hope and comfort. There is a river of love there to carry us if we’ll only let it. There is a river to carry us back home, to the place where all of us came from, to the place of belonging to the one who made us, to a place of belonging to each other."
Holcomb hopes this new album will make people want to dance for the joy of knowing they are beloved.
Canyon is set to be released on June 25 in partnership with Capitol Christian Music Group. This will mark the first label distributed release for the independent artist.
Today on Connections, Ellie shares the inspiration behind her new album and the beauty that has come out of this dark season.