Acclaimed Christian artist Jamie Grace on Friday released her latest single, "Wait It Out," her first new release since marrying Aaron Collins last month and talks about it at length in this article. Grace was most recently featured with her sister Morgan Harper Nichols in the video "Daughter Of The King," created by YouTube for International Women's Day in March, celebrating women who empower other women.
"I wrote this song ["Wait It Out"] about Aaron nearly 4 years ago," explains Grace. "I hadn't met him yet! And I had no idea when I would."
"I knew that I would someday fall in love and wanted to write a song that could hold my heart until then," she continues. "I was sitting on the couch in my room playing the same three notes over and over and randomly starting to sing, 'all the girls with no ring on their hand, gonna... wait it out cause we can, yes we can...'"
"As I wrote the song, the lyrics started off as a fun melody to sing but gradually became a source of confidence," says Grace. "My sister had been married for a few years and I wanted to write about how I was happy for her, desired to be married someday, but wanted to celebrate my 'singlehood' and never settle for less."
"For years I hoped to release this song but somehow it never worked out," reminisces Grace. "I would play it for friends and even sometimes on tour but it never made it to an album."
"When I got engaged, I was nervous that releasing a song about being single wouldn't make sense, but I knew that either way I wanted to have it for myself," she explains. "A few weeks before the wedding, my (now husband) Aaron and I went to the studio to re-record my vocals. Contrary to the upbeat music and heavy bass line, I almost started crying the second I started singing."
"While I wrote this song about being single, nothing on this Earth has brought me greater joy than marrying Aaron. I've always sang 'Wait it Out' with confidence that my 'singlehood' was worth celebrating and my husband would be worth waiting for. Yet somehow, being married to the guy of my dreams and singing 'Wait It Out' is the icing on the cake I didn't know I needed."
Click below to watch the official music video for "Wait It Out," featuring footage from the wedding of Jamie Grace and Aaron Collins: