Jess Ray & Taylor Leonhardt also announce new project out Nov. 1, accompanied by fall tour celebrating project's release
Integrity Music announces the debut single release from Mission House, the creative duo comprised of Jess Ray and Taylor Leonhardt. "Nothing Left To Do" is available now on all digital platforms, and will be featured on their upcoming self-titled seven-song project, slated to release Nov. 1.
Born out of a community of friends gathered in living rooms and basements, Mission House's Jess and Taylor met five years ago in their hometown of Raleigh, North Carolina. Both folk-rock singer-songwriters on their own accord, the two naturally became fast friends and began performing at shows together. Soon after, they started a weekly gathering around a simple vision: share a meal and worship together. It was through these gatherings that Taylor and Jess began writing songs they felt their community needed to hear, sing, and carry with them throughout the week.
Ray penned the duo's debut single, "Nothing Left To Do," on the back porch of a lake house during a time when she was feeling helpless and burdened for some friends who were hurting.
"It was just a sad time, so I sat there trying to spend time with the Lord,” she shared. “I do remember a distinct sense of peace, but I think that's one of the most special things about learning to spend time with him. It doesn't necessarily make problems go away, but it helps to feel a sense of his goodness and his nearness and his peace, no matter what's going on. I started to feel that I could sing a little bit, and I started to write the chorus: ‘There is nothing left to do but run into your arms for I am broken, I am ruined, I am lost if I do not.’ ”
The result became an upbeat anthem, written intentionally to “give the listener joy and peace, despite anything he or she may be facing,” Ray said.
The official live lyric video for "Nothing Left To Do" released today in tandem with the single. The new track will also appear on Mission House's upcoming seven-song project and can be heard live on their tour this fall celebrating the project's release.
“What we hope more than anything is that our music brings the reality of Jesus into people’s lives,” the duo said. “The first worship records that we really loved were that way for us – they gave us new language for loving Jesus, ways to talk to God we didn’t have before. We hope people catch a glimpse of the love and peace and belonging that can only be found in God.”
For more information, check out their social pages and website, Mission-House.com.