Lauren Daigle's 'How Can it Be' Stuns Christian Music Lovers with Soulful Voice, Heartfelt Lyrics & Mainstream Sound [ALBUM REVIEW]

Jeannie LawSep 23, 2014 04:53 PM EDT

Lauren Daigle's debut release How Can It Be on Centricity Music will serve as a breath of fresh air for music lovers with its raw emotion, honest lyrics, and Daigle's infectious voice. BreatheCast reviewed the 9-song album that is now available and found that listeners who are on the fence about Christian music will be wanting more from this soulful songstress.

With a voice that reminds the listener of the record breaking English singer-songwriter Adele, the former 'American Idol' contestant, Daigle, is already creating a buzz in the Christian community. The singer's first single "How Can it Be," is rapidly getting adds on Christian radio.

The first cut off the album; "I Am Yours" has a roaring chorus that even non-believers will be singing along to because of its contemporary mainstream feel. "Trust In You" is a pop song that's drums and vocals are delivered with R&B swag.

A BreatheCast favorite is Daigle's title track "How Can it Be," the words and melody become ingrained in the listener reaching deep into the heart with its raw emotion of inadequacy compared to God. "O' Lord" starts with the staple CCM verse and pre-chorus, but the chorus switches it up with its edgy delivery.

Another Breathecast Favorite is "Come Alive (Dry Bones)" inspired by the Bible scriptures found in Ezekiel 37. Daigle is heard making a declaration of life over the things that were once dead. The song serves as an anthem for the believer who longs to see life come upon dry bones and dead hearts.

All Sons & Daughters join Daigle on the rhythmic tune "Power to Redeem," her ballad "Salt & Light" is by far one of the most original and beautiful worship songs delivered in the Christian community in a while. The song is Daigle's life song of praise to God according to her bio.

The album closes out with the bonus track, "Light of the World," which is the inspiring Christmas tune that first introduced the world to the Louisiana native's unique talent.

How Can It Be was produced by Paul Mabury (Brooke Fraser, Hillsong, One Sonic Society), and includes Daigle's impressive song writing along with cuts co-written with Mabury and Michael Farren.

To get a copy of How Can It Be visit www.laurendaigle.com.

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