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Leeland has a 'Better Word'

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Fri, Sep 13th 2019 08:00 pm
Leeland (Image courtesy of Merge PR)
Leeland (Image courtesy of Merge PR)

‘The songs on this live album encourage worshippers to listen and respond in a way that turns their eyes, hearts and minds to Jesus’

“Better Word,” Leeland's first full-length live album, releases today. The 12-song worship experience was captured earlier this year during a gathering of fellow worshipers at Christ For The Nations (CFN) in Dallas. Listen to the album here

The Grammy-nominated group is comprised of founding frontman Leeland Mooring and fellow singer, songwriter, and worship leader Casey Moore. 

On recording “Better Word,” their eighth career project, Mooring said, “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.”

As young veterans in the world of modern worship music, “Better Word” is bound to further cement Leeland as a primary musical leader in the world’s progressing modern worship music movement. But for Mooring, worship is much more than a lyric, or a song, or even the gathering and singing.

“Worship is a combination of alone time with Jesus that is planned, and the not-so-planned moments – all of the in-between times in the day when I’m reminding myself to fix my heart and mind on him,” he explained. “It’s incredible how fast singing, saying, and thinking on him so quickly changes my attitude and perspective.” 

Leeland came to the forefront of the worship music world in 2004 and debuted their first project, the revolutionary “Sound of Melodies,” in 2006. Fast forward to now with four Grammy nominations and eight GMA Dove Award nominations under their belts, Leeland has become a leading voice in a new generation of worship music. Their lives, ministry and music are a true extension of their passion to simply worship God personally and in community.

For the latest information on Leeland, visit Leelandonline.com.

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