Grammy-award winning Christian artist Lauren Daigle is proclaiming hope in the form of the good news. And she’s doing it in her latest track, “These Are The Days.”
This soulful, Adele-esque song, from her album The Album, is filled with tambourines, trumpets, drums and Daigle’s powerful voice. The 31-year-old Louisiana native is encouraging listeners to sing praises to God because today–as well as all future days–is filled with hope because of Jesus’ sacrifice for humanity.
Daigle acknowledges that everyone has struggles and walks through dark times (“We thought we’d never see the sun through the dark skies”). But our struggles and burdens do not define our stories (“if it’s not good, then it’s not over”).
Instead of dwelling in hopelessness, Daigle encourages listeners to “let go of [their] cares” and “turn [their] cries into hallelujahs” as, she says, “Heaven inhabits our praises.”
The heart of this track is one of joy. And the mix of Daigle’s strong vocals and upbeat instrumentals clearly delivers this message.
Daigle focuses on trusting in God every single day and encourages listeners to not “look away” or become distracted, because we are living in “the days” of “jubilation.” After all, Jesus came to proclaim that the “Good News is alive,” and so should we.
Kristin Smith joined the Plugged In team in 2017. Formerly a Spanish and English teacher, Kristin loves reading literature and eating authentic Mexican tacos. She and her husband, Eddy, love raising their children Judah and Selah. Kristin also has a deep affection for coffee, music, her dog (Cali) and cat (Aslan).