In her debut project, Lauren Daigle has come onto the Contemporary Christian music scene in a major way. Her voice is soulful, yet peaceful. The transparency shown through the lyrics is both soothing and refreshing. If you enjoy the Psalms of David, you will enjoy “How Can it Be”.
This project takes us on an intimate journey through the life of the Believer. The mellow sounds of this project allow for the listener to reflect on the meaning without getting lost in the beat. The music serves as an accompaniment and does not overshadow the message being conveyed.
In climatic fashion, Ms. Daigle takes the listener on a journey of prayer starting with “First” which implores one to seek the heart of God before laying out their own wants and desires. In Davidic fashion, the artist then takes us on a journey of confession and surrender with the title track “How Can It Be”, “My Revival” and “Trust in You”. The listener is encouraged to remember that as we surrender and trust God, He is “Loyal” and has the “Power to Redeem”. Through redemption, the focus then shifts to the authority of the Believer to speak to the “Dry Bones” and make them come alive. As an army rising out of the ashes, the Believer will rise.
Finally, when all is said and done, the Believer can rest and know that the Lord God Jehovah is God over the storm and we belong to Him. Regardless of the situation or circumstances we can proclaim in full assurance of hope, “’O Lord’, when the time is right, you’ll take all that is wrong and make it right!”