Curb | Word Entertainment recording artist Natalie Grant will release her tenth studio album, No Stranger, on Friday, September 25, 2020. The release is Natalie's first full-length album in 5 years.
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In just 2 weeks, my first full length project in 5 years will release into the world. I’ve sought, fought, believed, cried, bled, felt defeat AND victory, danced and rejoiced over these songs. And I just can’t wait for you to hear and experience it all. No Stranger. The full project. 9.25.20
“In the last few years, through deep valleys and victories, my awareness of God’s presence in my life has awakened like never before. It’s not like He became more available, I just became more aware, and that has changed everything,” Grant shares of the personal significance behind “No Stranger.” “The King of the world, the Author of time and space, makes Himself personally known to me. This everlasting God, the Alpha and the Omega, He is no stranger. He is friend.”
With strings recorded live at London’s famed Air Studios, No Stranger also features previously released tracks previewing the album, including the stirring “Face To Face,” Grant’s powerful version of Casting Crowns’ classic hit “Praise You In This Storm,” her recent collaboration with Steven Malcolm “Even Louder” and her new worship anthem, “My Weapon.”
“Praise You in This Storm” was originally recorded by Casting Crowns in 2005 and it quickly became one of the band’s most renowned hits. Natalie said, “When my husband co-wrote this song with Mark Hall of Casting Crowns almost 15 years ago, I had no idea how it would comfort me while I was in the middle of my own storm of cancer in 2017. Because of how personal it became to me, I decided to record it. We recorded it with the London Symphony Orchestra last summer, but I had no idea then that it would be such a perfect message for such a time as this.”
When asked about the new version, Mark Hall said, “Natalie captured the heart of this song so beautifully. Raw, broken, and honest. Just the way our worship should be.”