Moriah Peters Fights The Battles Of Life With New Album ‘Brave’

Moriah Peters Fights The Battles Of Life With New Album Brave

Moriah Peters is one of Christian music’s most exciting breakthrough artists of the last few years. Her sophomore album ‘BRAVE’ is a powerful collection of anthemic, melodic Pop songs that challenge us to boldly live out our faith as Christians. At 21 she delivers a cutting edge, energetic sound that confidently carries a message that resonates with both the young and young at heart.

After releasing her debut album ‘I Choose Jesus’ Moriah could be described as Christian music’s Tori Kelly; not because they are the same but they are both young and have had a huge impact in their respective industries, their innovative, invigorating, creative approach to music, not to mention that they both got far in the process of hit music competition show, American Idol.

Those familiar with ‘I Choose Jesus,’ will recognize her distinctive vocals and be delighted by her musical evolution. Co-producers Seth Mosley (Newsboys, Audio Adrenaline) and Joel Smallbone (for King & Country) closely collaborated with Peters in creating a musical experience that is an artful blend of theatrical string lines, dynamic percussion, and pulsating synth sounds all seamed together by unforgettable Pop melodies.

The theme of the album is passionately articulated in the title track, ‘Brave’. The notion of bravery came to Moriah while on a writing getaway, in a cabin just an hour from her California home. After two fruitless days, the simple solitary word, ‘BRAVE’ came to her, igniting an inward journey of self exploration. In the process of realizing and facing her fears, Moriah understood that the songs produced over the next year were meant to inspire beyond her. By choosing to open and close the album with ‘BRAVE,’ the latter track featuring a guest rap by Andy Mineo, Moriah is issuing a call to arms: “this is the soundtrack to the battles I fight in my own life.”

The past year and a half has been marked by circumstances that have challenged Moriah’s faith. Just out of her teenage years, Moriah had to confront the challenges of balancing her personal life with the demanding schedule of her and Joel’s separate touring schedules. She asked herself, “With all of the demands of a music career, could I be a good wife? Would our marriage survive the difficulties of being on the road?” The fear and doubt of her own inadequacies brought her to an extended time of fasting. There she discovered the strength in God to help her be ‘BRAVE’ in balancing her career and her marriage. “Marrying Joel was the most beautiful day of my life. And every day since then has confirmed that we were made for each other.”

Soon after their marriage, while on tour, Moriah became very ill and was hospitalized. “The doctors initially believed that I might have leukemia, and that scared me in a way I’d never been scared before.” After days of prayer, doctors diagnosed her illness as an unknown virus that currently remains a mystery. “I learned a valuable lesson during those moments when I didn’t have strength to speak. Life can’t be taken for granted, not matter what your age. I also understood that fear and faith often come in a package. Choosing faith is an act of bravery. It’s a decision. I left my emotions to God. That’s the essence of ‘BRAVE’.”

‘BRAVE’ is an opening into the heart and mind of an artist who is not afraid to expose that fear has had its way and time. But more importantly, it is a renunciation of what was for the embrace of what will be. Moriah believes she is part of a generation whose time has come to break free of what prevents them from changing this world, a generation that has been called to be ‘BRAVE!’

‘BRAVE’ was released on 14th July 2014 and was preceeded by the single ‘You Carry Me’. Both the single and the album are available now on all major digital outlets now.

Track Listing:

  • Brave
  • (O Fear) My God Is Near
  • To Leave It All Behind
  • You Carry Me
  • Stand Strong
  • I’ll Wait For You
  • Don’t Want To Live For Me
  • Born To Be Free
  • Waterfall
  • Give Me Jesus
  • Brave (feat. Andy Mineo)

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