Riley Clemmons is a singer/ songwriter based in Nashville, Tennessee. Her song, Broken Prayers is said to be her breakthrough hit which is incredible, especially with it being her first original single released through Capitol CMG. Broken Prayers was said "to have been born out of the intersection of frustration, longing, and hard work as the 18-year old literally pulled the song from the pages of her journal." My best friend sent me a message telling me about this song and I am so glad that she did. It is one of the best songs that I have heard in a long time. The message behind the song is talking about how when we pray, it's not supposed to be neat and perfect. Jesus wants us just the way we are even if we stumble or don't have all the right words to say. There is so much truth to the lyrics and they are all so powerful. The chorus says "You want my tears, every messy word. Every scar and every fear, you want all I have with no holding back. When I'm hurt, at my worst, you meet me there. 'Cause you see the beauty in my broken prayers." I don't know about you, but to me, those words are so true and I think a lot of the time, we forget that we aren't supposed to be perfect. Without God, we're broken. He wants to help us and be a part of our lives so we aren't broken, but we have to go to Him with ALL we have, not just the good or just the bad, everything that we are has to go to Him. This song is so honest and Clemmons sings with such a passion for Christ. I can't wait to see what her future holds in the music business. Take a listen if you get the chance!
Student studying Public Relations and Social Media as well as acting as much as possible with hopes to work at a Christian media company when graduated.