Becca Bradley, a Nashville-based worship leader, accomplished musician and recording artist, independently releases her second studio EP, The Lion's Eyes, August 7. Featuring Bradley's bright pop vocal style reminiscent of Leigh Nash and her signature gifting as an accomplished cellist, her songs and voice are infused with remarkable emotional range and a thematic message throughout the six-song EP that points to a Jesus who is undeniably compelling to those first hearing the gospel.
The Lion's Eyes opens with the celebration of the "Children of God," as a song of invitation, a call to worship of sorts, co-written with producer Evan Sieling. The song establishes a theme woven throughout every song on the EP with the line, "Just listen to the whisper calling into the dark." Light and dark are used to describe a God of brilliance who loves us enough to reach into our darkness. He is a God who "spoke light into the dark" ("You See it All"), who leads us out of that darkness back to shore ("Yours"). He is a light that destroys the lies of darkness ("The Lion's Eyes"), a light so beautiful we're drawn into it ("Hope is Found") until we too become "People of Light."
The song, "People of Light," is a call to a generation, a battle cry that shows the versatility of Becca's voice, sometimes delicate but, here, powerful and inspiring. The song speaks of a longing for "something, anything" to make us feel alive. It's a testimony of sorts for Becca. "I've had people come up to me since I've know the Lord and say I can see such a light in you, people who don't even necessarily know scripturally what that means. It's been cathartic for me to so clearly remember my life before Jesus and write from the perspective of that contrast."
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Children of God f/ Evan Sieling)
People of Light f/ Stephen Duncan and Nancy Blandford)