Contemporary Christian singer/songwriter, worship leader and speaker Laura Kaczor (kuh-ZORE) has announced that her fourth album, Restore Me (LifeThirst Music), will be released on July 10th. Kaczor wrote or co-wrote all ten songs on the new album, which is produced by Dove Award-winning Producer of the Year, Ian Eskelin (All-Star United, Francesca Battistelli, Kutless).
The new album is deeply personal to Kaczor, birthed in trials, fears and struggles, but full of hope, faith and trust found in the unfailing, unconditional love of a Savior that restores us. That theme of restoration emerges throughout the album, but most notably in the first radio single, "Forever," which is a powerful song of commitment, surrender, salvation and the Lord's faithfulness.
The song "We Don't Always Understand" has proven to be the most emotional songs on the album. Written with Amy Lewis Strother, the song speaks about the inevitable losses and hurts that we all experience in life, such as the grief that comes from losing a child. The chorus echoes, "Keep on believing God is good in all things, we don't always understand. He has a plan."
Little did Kaczor know that the song would soon strengthen her and her husband Kelly through a difficult pregnancy and then the open heart surgery of their precious son Samuel.
"My sweet Samuel, the joy of my life, born with a hole in his heart, was the reason I was on my knees for most of 2014," says Kaczor. "I want to thank my Heavenly Father for seeing me through the most challenging year of my life and speaking to my heart through the most difficult times. I want this album to give others a message of faith, hope and strength, no matter what they are going through."
Restore Me is the follow-up to 2010's Love Enough (LifeThirst/Universal), which was produced by multi-Dove Award-winner Don Koch (NewSong, Phillips, Craig & Dean, Avalon). The album gave her four Top 25 Billboard radio hits with 10 consecutive weeks in Billboard's Top 20 and led NewReleaseTuesday to name her as one of the Top 10 new female Christian artists.
"Music is such a huge part of our world, and it is one of the most effective mediums for communicating a message," says Kaczor. "I've always felt that songs that speak to the human condition, and offer hope, purpose and beauty, should not be limited to the church. I want my music to communicate God's love to a broken world - and an amazingly diverse world it is! It's awesome to see how music can bridge generational and cultural barriers, and touch the heart of a person. That is what excites me the most, and keeps me singing every day."
Track Listing for Restore Me:
2) You Know
3) Restore Me
4) We Don't Always Understand
5) Rain Down
6) Once and For All
7) Only You
8) You Make Me Brave
9) If the Path Was Straight