Bethel Music artist and worship leader Steffany Gretzinger is gearing up to release her latest solo album, Blackout, on March 30. The album follows her 2014 solo debut The Undoing and the lead single "Save Me" is available to stream and download now.
Blackout puts the spotlight on a lesser seen, vulnerable side of the singer, whose powerful vocals are usually featured in large corporate worship services. Instead, the songs on the album are intended to speak into what the singer calls the "in-between moments in life" which can often have a profound impact on peoples' lives, with a message that even when circumstances appear to lead towards chaos, light that shines from the inside out cannot be swallowed up by the darkness.
Gretzinger explains, "It's about being able to joyfully dance as tears stream down your face, knowing that life comes through learning to grieve and celebrate at the same time. You can't turn out a light shining from the inside."
Embodying this experience, the title track, "Blackout," is the result of the singer's journey of self-discovery of being faced each moment with a choice to be vulnerable and present, with the light that penetrates the dark.
"We're living in a blackout," Gretzinger continues. "The day is dark, but the light shines the brightest in the darkness. If there was ever a time for us to shine, it's now. If we're really going to be 'The Light Of The World,' we have to know who we are in God. It is possible to learn to dance while the tears stream down our faces, to stay connected to the One who made us. If we understand that we are made of light, then we can't be threatened with darkness."