David Leonard, releases "Know Your Heart" – a confessional seeking to fully explore the heart of God.
"In this day and age it’s hard to silence anything, but my soul longs for that place. My brain has constantly been flooded with noise and it’s become one of my biggest struggles. This song came as a centering piece to focus on the one thing that could pull me into peace. Knowing the heart of God." – David Leonard
Silence the noise with Your voice
Your words, Your truth
Speak directly to me
I just wanna know Your heart
More about David Leonard and his debut album, The Wait:
In early 2017, singer, songwriter and worship leader David Leonard was in Los Angeles for a career pinnacle, walking the red carpet as a GRAMMY® Awards nominee for his work with acclaimed worship duo All Sons & Daughters. It was a professional high during a personal low for David who was struggling through a season of anxiety, depression and heartache amidst questions and unanswered prayers. Hoping for clarity, he headed out the next day on a solitary, soul-searching road trip home to Tennessee.
It was late into his first night and he was driving through the desolate Mojave Desert when he began to see a light in the distance. At first, he thought he was nearing a city but realized as he drove closer, it was the moon breaking over the horizon and heralding what would be a breakthrough for him. “I felt like God just threw on this big flashlight and said, ‘I see you’,” he recalls. “I immediately felt acknowledged and seen.”
What David had thought would take an entire journey, happened in the first night with that moment turning out to be the moment he was longing for. With still so many stops to make along the way and despite the still unanswered prayers, he was already filled with life. It was a welcome reprieve following a seemingly endless wait.
“Everybody says ‘you’ll find God in the Grand Canyon’… and I did,” he says of the cross-country trek. “It was a sweet time, but it was nothing like when He met me in the desert.”
Back home and with a renewed sense of peace, David set out to creatively remain in the background as he wrote and produced from his studio near Nashville and All Sons & Daughters ended their season of recording and touring together. All the while, he continued working through the issues that had plagued him, including the bitter road of infertility that he and his wife had been walking. Along the way, he noticed that his experiences were surfacing in the songs he was writing for other artists. And those songs had begun weaving together his own story of heartache and redemption that would eventually become The Wait (Integrity Music), his first solo album in an almost two-decade career, which released in the spring of 2019.
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