It was last fall when BEC Recordings announced their signing of singer, songwriter, worship leader, speaker, and author Tasha Layton. Her current radio single, "Love Lifting Me" has reached Top 25 status on the Billboard Christian Airplay and AC Monitored charts, and Top 20 on the AC Indicator chart. Her debut single, "I Belong To You," which was touted by listeners as "beautiful with an amazing message," and "excellent lyrically and musically," is also featured on the brand-new EP, titled Love Running Wild, available now.
"In Matthew 13, the Kingdom of God is likened to a mustard seed... it's small in seed form but grows wildly," shares Tasha Layton about the title of the EP. "I wanted to reference the uncontainable, unexplainable, contagious love of God that flows into our lives and ends up affecting everything we do. We carry His fire and love within us wherever we go and it spreads fast and wild like the mustard seed!"
Love Running Wild's new single, "Safe Here," features a beautiful music video that is debuting exclusively today at CCM Magazine.
"I wrote this song in a very unsafe season in my life," Layton explains. "I felt a lot of anxiety and the weight of the circumstances around me really weighing on my chest in a way that I felt like I couldn't get a deep breath. I needed to be reminded that God is the lifter of my head as David states in Psalm 3...it wasn't all up to me. It is in His strength that lifting my head would change my perspective."
Singing since she was a young teen growing up in South Carolina, Tasha Layton's voice has taken her all around the world. From appearing on American Idol to singing backup on tour with Katy Perry for four years, Layton is more than ready to be on her own sharing her solo music. She already has fans in artists such as Jesus Culture's Chris McClarney, Colton Dixon and Rend Collective, to name just a few, and they've shared the following words about her music and ministry:
"Tasha is a friend and the only thing bigger than her voice is her heart! [I am] excited for the rest of the world to not only discover and experience her talent, but more importantly her genuine love for people and God!"
- Chris McClarney
"I'm so excited for Tasha! She not only brings a fresh sound for Christian music but a fresh spirit as well."
- Colton Dixon
"Tasha has not only an amazing voice but her worshipful heart is undeniable."
- Gareth Gilkeson of Rend Collective
Love Running Wild EP Track Listing:
1. Love Lifting Me
2. Filled Up
3. Safe Here
4. I Belong to You
5. Sound of Heaven