Leslie Jordan’s name has become synonymous with meaningful and ground-breaking worship music. The Nashville-based singer-songwriter and worship leader unveils new songs, starting with ‘Great I Am’, which welcomes listeners into her space; one where songs become companions to those who embrace them wherever they may be at. The new single invites us in a universe of peaceful folk, where soft songs and strong messages are carried by Leslie Jordan’s clean and warm vocals.
The new single was written in 2019 in YWAM Kona, Hawaii, where the artist collaborated with the local team to craft songs for their community. After appearing on YWAM Kona Music’s 2021 live album, ‘Great I Am’ quickly transcended its missionary context and stuck to Leslie. Its simplicity and the way it reflects who God is, not just his greatness but his nature too, is indeed catchy and touching. The delicate tune points to the Lord’s consistency despite the seasons we seem to go through; our ever-changing lives cannot be compared to his enduring nature.
With this new version of ‘Great I Am’, Leslie Jordan hopes to serve more people, as she concludes: “I believe in songs for the church, because church isn’t only on Sunday morning and Wednesday night. I think it’s in the car with your kids. I think it’s, at a funeral for someone that you’ve lost that you love deeply. I think it’s at the top of a mountain that you’ve climbed or in the valley you’ve laid down in.”
‘Great I Am’ marks a new beginning for Leslie Jordan, not only musically but as a safe and inspirational figure in the worship sphere.