In an imperfect world where people come and go from our lives, God’s promise to “never leave us” is unique. Seeking grace and not perfection, Nashville-based singer/songwriter and worship leader Shaylee Simeone is learning what it truly means to trust His promises. Relatable while rooted in solid Biblical theology, her journey is marked by the willingness to say “yes” to His calling, despite fear, doubt and natural reservations that come with being human.
Shaylee is determined to write music she describes as “singable for a normal group of humans.” A true believer in the Lord’s promises as well as the healing power of therapy, she leads worship at her church in Nashville, TN. For years now, Shaylee has enjoyed being a part of several music projects focused on sync/licensing while consistently leading worship at her local church; it’s no wonder that writing worship music that feels universally accessible has been such a natural transition.
Shaylee is releasing her debut single, “Dearly Loved” (available everywhere July 26).
“Writing this song was an extremely emotional process for all of us. It morphed into a lullaby for those (aka me) who wrestle with the fear of abandonment. You have a Father who will never leave you, and it’s safe to stand on that promise.”
Written during her worship residency at Fellowship Bible Church in Nashville, TN, Shaylee wrote “Dearly Loved” alongside producer Luke Brown and Ethan Hulse. The track also features live drums from Chris Brush and was mastered by Jason Germaine of. A declaration of God’s faithfulness, “Dearly Loved” is harnessing attention from record labels and management companies alike.
Among musical influences including Brooke Fraser, Steffany Gretzinger and Taya Smith, she credits encouragement from her church family, as well as her personal journey to healing as a source of inspiration for her music.
Watch Shaylee’s live in-studio worship medley performance of the Housefires/Pat Barrett song “The Way (New Horizon)” and “Let Everything that Has Breath” by Matt Redman.