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5/1/2012 - Lara Landon Releases Sophomore Project, Overcome, May 1
Burgeoning singer/songwriter Lara Landon will release her sophomore album, Overcome, on May 1. Overcome will be preceded by multi-format debut single “I See God In You” to radio this week as well as a music video for the song, now online.
Co-produced by Landon, in cooperation with Mitch Dane (Jars of Clay), Steve Wilson (Josh Wilson, Johnny Diaz) and Brian Hitt (MIKESCHAIR) on select tracks, Overcome showcases an eclectic yet cohesive pallet of lush arrangements and melodic, piano-driven pop, venturing into the folk realm but ultimately more reminiscent of fellow female innovators Imogen Heap, Plumb and Kate Bush.
Thematically, Overcome picks up where Landon’s last effort, Beloved, left off, addressing the believer’s authority as His beloved to triumph over life’s most difficult circumstances. The songs are intentionally sequenced to tell a story, leading listeners through a musical journey from desperation to hope.
“I wanted to take people from a place of confronting their humanity and weakness on songs like ‘Better For The Breaking,’ ‘Defenseless’ and ‘Falling’ to being encouraged by tracks like ‘I See God In You,’” explains Landon. “Toward the end of the record, it’s all about victory and empowerment—I want listeners to literally be declaring ‘we will overcome’ and ‘the spirit of the Lord is upon me’ as they sing along in their car.”
Landon has chosen to set up the album at radio with lead single “I See God In You,” a song inspired by her mission trips to Haiti as well as a month spent on a service-based tour that ministered at homeless shelters, bars, women’s rehabilitation centers and churches. The song will vie for adds at Christian AC, CHR and INSPO radio beginning March 9. Landon also filmed a music video for the song, that premiered at NewReleaseTuesday.com this week. To view the video, visit: http://www.newreleasetuesday.com/videodetail.php?video_id=4174.
“I See God In You” will be available at iTunes April 3. Overcome will be distributed to physical retail outlets via New Day Christian Distribution. For more information on Overcome, visit: www.laralandononline.com.
9/23/2009 - Lara Landon's Debut Album Now Available
(NASHVILLE, Tennessee) – Singer-songwriter Lara Landon is celebrating the release of her debut album Beloved on the road, as she's in the middle of a two week U.S. media tour promoting the project. Landon will be featured on numerous television programs this week including Live from Studio B, FamilyNet's Mornings, Good Morning Arkansas (ABC affiliate, Little Rock), Live at 9 (CBS affiliate, Memphis), Atlanta Live and the nationally syndicated mainstream morning show DAYTIME.
Landon's road to a record deal came through a chance meeting with music executive and Essential Records founder Robert Beeson, who eventually signed her to the Nashville-based record label Bema Media – home to such artists as The Rubyz, Mission Six, Paige Armstrong and Manic Drive. The two were introduced by industry veteran Jeremy Lee and his wife Plumb, who had caught a Landon performance at a local writer's night.
Before long, Landon was in the studio with multiple GRAMMY® Award winning producer Michael Omartian (Christopher Cross, Amy Grant, Whitney Houston, Rod Stewart, The Jackson's), creating the collection of songs that would become Beloved. The recent Belmont University graduate wrote or co-wrote all of the songs on the album, with additional writer credits that include top songwriters like Omartian, Tiffany Lee (Plumb), Sean Shenkel and Jason Ingram.
While the stirring string and piano arrangements draw instant comparisons to groundbreaking mainstream artists like Imogen Heap and Tori Amos, the content of Landon's songs is definitively focused on Landon's musings about the grandeur and the intimacy of a relationship with a loving God.
“I've always rooted for the underdog and feel like my music can really encourage people who might have felt passed over at some point,” says Landon. “It's a platform I want to take because God can take you right where you are, call you Beloved and lift you up.”
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