New Radiate Music artist and Michigan-based Inspiration Worship, featuring songwriter, vocalist and cancer survivor Linda Doane, globally releases its full-length debut Powerful today (Aug. 31) from Radiate Music. The new, 12-song album that carries Linda's mission to share the gospel and God's power in her life, is available at iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon.com, Spotify and more digital and streaming outlets everywhere.
Along with the new album, Inspiration Worship has released the lead single, "Take Me," to radio while CCM Magazine premiered the song's lyric video and NewReleaseToday.com offers the track as a free download.
"'Take Me' was inspired by a Scripture I had written in marker and hung in my office: Matthew 10:7-8," shares Doane. "'And as you go, preach, saying, 'The kingdom of heaven is at hand.' Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out demons. Freely you have received, freely give.' Every time I read about the miracles of Jesus and the disciples, it inspires me to keep pressing into the Lord and offering everything I have to Him because that's the kind of Christian walk I want--a powerful one."
Less than a year ago, Linda had been given two to 12 months to live as she battled Stage IV Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma. Feeling what it was like to not take a normal breath for six long weeks in 2012, she realized the simple, profound gift of breathing. Now in full remission following her third bout with cancer, she is using her breath to praise God, revealing a confident, courageous creativity through Inspiration Worship's Powerful.
Inspired by her story, Christian Music Weekly (CMW) ran a page-one cover story while national radio shows and podcasts like "Soul2Soul Radio," "Life with Purpose Radio," Campus Crusade for Christ's "Making Your Life Count," The Song Revolution Podcast and more outlets completed feature interviews to air soon.
Showcasing Linda's airy, cutting-edge vocals over an ethereal combination of electronic chillstep/trip-hop beats and synths with piano and rock elements, attributed to both producer Ian Eskelin and musician Clément Ducasse, the heart of Powerful expresses God's sovereignty ("One God"), Jesus' sacrifice ("The Blood"), His return ("A Scepter and Crown"), His grace ("Never Let Me Go") and His strength ("You Never Change"). There are also sermon-type songs, such as the treatise on the devil's tactics on "Powerful Lie" and the chill pop warning against sin, "Roar."
Linda sings about devotion to God on the corporate friendly "All I Am" and album opener "Take Me," the authority of believers on "Heaven Reigns," and the need for the church to "Rise Up" in a song featuring guest artist Adam Klutinoty of the band About A Mile.
Standing alone thematically is the song Linda and her husband Tom wrote for their daughter in the midst of her battle with anorexia, titled "I Can't Fix You," which also becomes the first video from the album.
"I don't think a lot of Christians walk around feeling powerful," says Linda. "There's power available to believers in Jesus, and that's the overall message I want people to come away from with this record."