Better Word, Leeland's first-ever full-length live album, releases today. The 12-song worship experience was captured earlier this year during a gathering of fellow worshipers at Christ For The Nations (CFN) in Dallas, Texas.
The GRAMMY®-nominated group is comprised of founding frontman Leeland Mooring and fellow singer, songwriter, and worship leader Casey Moore. Beginning to record Better Word, their eighth career project, Mooring shares, "We usually don't start seeing a theme emerge until we're in that mode of finishing songs, but right in the thick of Better Word, we found that all of these songs weren't trying to be anything. They were simple, easy to sing, and the lyrical themes were either about Jesus and His goodness, or songs of faith that challenge us to lift our eyes off of our circumstances and onto the face of Jesus. I really feel like it's a returning back to the things Leeland did at first."
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A Worship Experience| Posted November 19, 2019 What You Need To Know: Leeland is made up of musicians Leeland Mooring and Casey Moore, and is coming off being a part of the Bethel Music Collective, now signed to Integrity Music. Leeland originated in Baytown, Texas, but the members now reside in Nashville, Tennessee. This is the band's first live album, but has previously released five studio albums. They've been nominated for multiple GRAMMY's and Gospel Music Awards, and have received six million views on their "Way Maker" music video.
What it Sounds Like: Since this is a live album, you really feel like you're part of the audience. It's a unique worship experience that Leeland brings with this new album, but at the same time feels familiar with the comforting lyrics packed with Biblical truths. Leeland's style is similar to that of the Bethel Music group which they spent their past season being a part of.
Spiritual Highlights: There's a consistent theme throughout the album about the love of God, and waiting on the Lord. With songs like "First Love Fire," to "Wait Upon The Lord." Each song on the album will fill your heart, and remind you that God is faithful. "Let's wait upon the Lord / He will renew our strength / if we just wait upon the Lord / He will renew our strength" –Wait Upon The Lord
Best Song on the Record: "Way Maker" has become a popular song in worship circles, and Leeland has a beautiful rendition of it on this new live album Better Word. The song proclaims that God is a promise keeper, and even when we can't see it, He's working in our lives. From the lyrics, to the crowd singing in the background, it's a beautiful song, and is the best song on the record!
Final Word: This album as a whole is beautiful, and one that you'll want on repeat as you go through your day. If you need a boost of encouragement, and a reminder of how much God loves you and is for you, this is an album you have to listen to! It's one of the best live worship albums I've ever heard.