Leeland, comprised of founding frontman Leeland Mooring and fellow singer/songwriter and worship leader Casey Moore, have spent a decade-plus career considering what worship truly means through the medium they know best - music.
Inspiring and facilitating musical worship in various settings around the world, Mooring and Moore have a unique front-row vantage point to observe how people’s perspectives of God, others, and themselves are shaped by personal moments of praise. It explains why Better Word, Leeland's eighth release, is a live 12-song worship experience, captured earlier this year during a gathering of fellow worshipers at Christ For The Nations (CFN) in Dallas, Texas.
As for the songwriting and accumulating of songs for Better Word, Mooring explains, “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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