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Ileen Laura - I Am Yours (CCM)

Ileen Laura - I Am Yours
Ileen Laura has released a Christian Contemporary Music (CCM) track called I Am Yours.

Toronto-Based Christian Artist Ileen Laura Shakes Off Anxiety and Self-Doubt In Uplifting, Affirming New Single “I Am Yours”

Self-doubt at times is inevitable, but when someone struggles with anxiety it can become chronic and amplified. Christian artist Ileen Laura, having experienced that anxiety firsthand, sings an upbeat, uplifting prayer of and for confidence in her soaring, harmony-filled new single “I Am Yours” – available now – from her forthcoming album of the same name, set for release this Spring.

“I am someone who has struggled with anxiety ever since I was a little girl,” Laura said. “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 song begins with tinkling piano, and strings that build just the right amount of drama. With her signature crystalline, beautifully lilting voice, Laura narrates the story of being at a low point, mired in feelings of depression and shame:

I’ve taken the longer road to get here
I’m down on my knees I’m singing a prayer
And oh those days that I felt that I couldn’t measure up
And oh those days that I felt that forever wasn’t enough

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 said.

A passionate mother of two, wife, and believer in Christ, Ileen Laura is a singer and songwriter who thrives on creating powerful and moving Christian music inspired by her deeply meaningful life experiences. Her previous single “Sit Beside Me” dealt with the shifting of responsibilities she and her husband undertook to re-prioritize her music career, ultimately bringing them closer. In 2010, she released the full-length album Mindful Conversations. She has opened for Walk Off The Earth and Justin Nozuka, and has performed at the Scene Music Festival. She is excitedly anticipating the release of her second album.


Lyrics:

I Am Yours
I’ve taken the longer road to get here,
I’m down on my knees I’m singing a prayer,
And oh those days that I felt that I couldn’t measure up,
And oh those days that I felt that forever wasn’t enough,
Well I am yours!
I am yours,
Lord lead me
I am yours,
Breathe in me
I’ve wasted my time on finding the words,
I find what I need as I read out each verse,
And oh those days that I felt I couldn’t measure up,
And oh those days that I felt that I couldn’t fill my cup,
Lord lead me to see in the right direction,
Lord help me to stand in my convictions,
And when the walls are tall and I cannot break them down,
Speak through me to the world so they all come tumbling down,
'Cause I am yours!
I am yours,
Lord lead me,
I am yours,
Breathe in me,
I am yours,
Speak through me,
I am yours!
I lift up my hands oh God,
I lay out my deepest scars oh,
I trust you hold me in your arms,
Father find me and remind me that I,
I am yours!
I am yours,
Lord lead me,
I am yours,
Breathe in me,
I am yours,
Speak through me,
I am yours,
Lord lead me,
I am yours, I am yours, I am yours, I am yours!


You can listen to the track on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/track/2POGZqdJvY5RvVHpphvkpB

Here is a link to the video on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PiW8oApOdDw

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