Singer Lauren Daigle has been enjoying the success of her sophomore album, "Look Up Child," and says that she is will not compromise her faith while traveling the world ministering to those outside of the church.
Daigle's "Look Up Child" debuted at No. 3 on the Billboard 200 chart upon its release in September, beating out popular secular musicians such as Drake, Ariana Grande, Nicki Minaj and Cardi B that week.
"It's been non-stop but we have celebrated every way," Daigle told The Christian Post in a recent interview concerning all of her success. "Last night we were on the bus going through different social media posts and different kids singing along and making up their own little melodies and sharing stories that are so potent. That's the stuff that I am constantly overwhelmed by, it's the part that never gets old and reminds me this is what we do this for, this is what we make records for."
Daigle's new album is a combination of worship songs delivered with her Louisiana twang which center around identity, religion verses relationship, childlike faith and more.
"I feel like there are moments where you feel in life, that you're partnering with God. You can feel where there's this closeness and this breath that comes from doing what it is that you're created to do. It comes whenever you see the fruit of impacting other people, when it's not just for yourself. That's the part that makes it all the more rich," she described.
The young singer is not afraid to appeal to the world with her message of hope, which some might worry will lead her astray and trade her worship roots to become a secular artist. Daigle said her faith and mission in life has never been clearer.
"I think the passage that says, 'Go out into the world and draw people unto Him,' the Great Commission, that's what I think about in regard to the mainstream aspect," she maintained. "I wasn't looking at [making my music] as in mainstream versus Christian [album]. I was like, 'Okay, what is the purest version of me? Or what is the purest thing that God has written into my spirit and how do I express that? How do I communicate that?"
"[My music] is having crossover appeal, but it doesn't mean that I'm leaving one for the other or that I'm going to be swept up by one thing or the other. For me, it's like, 'Oh, everything just got even more clear.' Everything just got clearer as to why it is that we go and love people who are outside of the walls of our church, outside of the walls that we're comfortable with," Daigle continued.
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