Most people don't know that Lauren was actually awarded the New Artist of the Year at the Dove Awards for her song "How Can It Be." She is a young artist from Louisiana and sings Chris Tomlin's "Noel" with such clarity and beauty. Her voice is definitely one for the ages!
But what's most impressive about this young lady is her outlook on life. She told Way Nation that the world today has a problem with slowing down and seeing of God's beauty.
"Do I think we're in an identity crisis? I do, personally, because there's so much vying for our attention, vying for our affection... We can't spend a moment without staying connected... be present without something distracting us. This is something I've, honestly, gotta work on. I have made distraction my normal...
This morning I sat still... I'm gonna just practice being still... just kept things really simple. I think that's what this song for me was. It's going back to the basics. It's about going back to remembering, 'Ok, God, what do you say about me?'... When I'm dealing with a world of distraction in my thought life, in my physical life, around me, emotionally, whenever those things are happening, what are the basics that I can go back to that are fundamental?"
She knows how important it is to slow down and connect with the world around her – especially with the word of our Lord.
So when Lauren got the chance to cover "Noel" she jumped. Her beliefs and his background was a natural fit! Chris Tomlin is a longtime Christian music artist, worship leader, and songwriter. He has sold over 30 million records and won numerous awards. Clearly, his message was on people from all around the world connected with – and Lauren was excited to be the next person on that mission.
Coupled with Lauren’s powerful voice, this beautiful new song is simply made to rejoice and reflect on the many blessings we have during this wonderful season! It's impossible not to get goosebumps while listening to their amazing mashup.