Rick Lee James Releasing New Single 'Shine A Light In The Darkness'

Jul 13 2021

Acclaimed singer/songwriter/podcast host and author Rick Lee James premieres his new single and music video for 'Shine A Light In The Darkness' on July 23rd.


Directed and edited by Jason Elam for Agape Media, the video features James and his band performing at the Vineyard Church BeaverCreek, Ohio, and incorporates a light filled audio and visual experience. “Shine A Light In The Darkness” is releasing to Christian radio with an impact date of July 23rd, 2021.

“I wrote this song after reading about the high amount of disinformation that was spreading among many evangelical churches in the United States” James shares. “As I thought about moments of hypocrisy in my own life, I realized that the song would work best as a call from Jesus to his people to repent; to be light in the darkness. Even though I’m the one singing the words, I’m I am not excluded from the call to repent and to be light again.”

Drawing musical comparisons to the artists like John Mellencamp and Tom Petty, “Shine A Light In The Darkness” is an upbeat, fun, guitar driven song made to be played loud.

Shine A Light In The Darkness” is one of two new stand alone singles and is the first song James has released since his critically acclaimed 2019 album, Thunder. James’ other new song “You Are My Salvation” released on June 25th to all streaming platforms.

Rick Lee James is an acclaimed singer/songwriter, worship leader, author, speaker and podcast host. His recordings include Basement Psalms Live and Hymns, Prayers & Invitations. James’ 2018 hit, “Advent Hymn,” remained at #1 on Christian Radio Weekly’s “CRW Adds Chart” for seven consecutive weeks. The song has been played on nearly 700 radio stations in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom.

James’ book, Out of the Depths: A Songwriter’s Journey Through The Psalms, has been used as a textbook for the National Praise & Worship Institute at Trevecca Nazarene University. He has also been a contributor to Worship Leader magazine, Holiness Today, The Table, and Worshiplife.com. His podcast, “Voices In My Head,” has featured such leading singer/songwriters as Andrew Peterson, Sara Groves, Jason Gray, Michael Card, and Paul Baloche.

The Music Video for “Shine A Light In The Darkness” is scheduled to release on July 23rd, 2021 on James’ YouTube Page.

"I've watched Rick grow as an artist and songwrtier for many years. Congratulations brother on an excellent independent release."
-Paul Baloche (Dove Award Winning Songwriter)

"Rick Lee James is a poet and singer. You will not only enjoy listening, you'll be drawn into the sourse - Jesus."
-Mike Harland (Director of Lifeway Worship Resources)

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