British worship leader and artist Lucy Grimble unveils her second single, "Shedding Skin," an honest song prompted by the common human experience of self-reflection and the need to change. The new song is another piece in her upcoming studio album announced last month, which metaphorically plays with the moments of shadows and light of life.
Inspired by a personal situation demanding forgiveness, "Shedding Skin" doesn’t shy away from the torment of bitterness and points to the beauty of choosing to bear God’s image in the face of pain. The song reflects on scriptural passages about pouring new wine into new wineskins (Mark 2:22, Matthew 9:17, Luke 5:36), as well as the story of the seed needing to die to multiply in John 12.
Finding a space between the hauntingly honest lyricism of Fiona Apple and an ethereal sonic backdrop echoing Radiohead, Grimble's new single is a moody, spiritual walk towards the Light. She crafted her own sounds (vocal FX) and used a lot of synths to create a sense of discordance and texture.
The new single asks hard questions that lead towards growth, encouraging listeners that the wrestle to let go and surrender is always more than rewarded by the new life that God will bring.