Rebecca St. James, Australian singer/songwriter has been a staple in Christian music since 1991, when she released her first full-length studio album. St. James continued to release music with 14 projects, including solo albums and being featured on other albums. In 2007, her brothers Luke and Joel Smallbone, better known as For King and Country, started their own music career. St. James has not released new music since 2011, until her single, Battle Is The Lords, dropped June 15th. That track, along with five other songs will be on Dawn, the EP dropping July 24th.
The long-awaited extended play is a poignantly personal reflection from suffering to renewal for St. James and her family.
“The foundation of the EP is the idea of dawn—a new sunrise, a new beginning, a new spring," St. James says. "The theme throughout is God’s redemption; new seasons of joy after pain, and hope.”
Produced by St. James’ longtime collaborator Tedd T. (for KING & COUNTRY, Mutemath, Delirious) and Seth Mosley (Jeremy Camp, Casting Crowns), Dawn features guest contributions from St. James’ brother—for KING & COUNTRY’s Luke Smallbone—as well as Bethel Music’s Josh Baldwin and Brandon Lake.
Chronicling her transformational journey through each track, St. James was joined by a host of Christian music’s top writers, including Smallbone, Baldwin, Bethel Music’s Kristene DiMarco, and Mia Fieldes, among others. Highlighted by the critically acclaimed debut single “Battle Is the Lord’s,” featuring Lake, Dawn also showcases the contemplative title-cut, a duet spotlighting St. James and Smallbone’s sibling harmonies; as well as the Baldwin-featured “Middle of the Fire,” an earnest anthem of unwavering trust in His faithfulness. In addition, the EP finds St. James in fresh, yet familiar territory with the synth-pop “Ready For The Rain,” welcoming an outpouring of the Holy Spirit; the ebullient “Fall Back,” an encouragement to find peace in the grip of His love; and the worshipful closer, “Alleluia Jesus.”
Information Courtesy of Turning Point Media Relations.
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