October 6th, 2023 – Nashville, TN
“Between the Shadow and the Sun” reveals UK-based artist Lucy Grimble’s journey over the last three years from a creative, spiritual, and mental standpoint. Started during the pandemic, the new concept album unpacks trauma, doubt, unrest, and loss with unmatched honesty. Over 10 songs, she artistically tells the common human story of our world and its recent events, whilst soaking listeners in the lightness of hoping in God. The themes of darkness and light became a framework for Lucy, reflecting where she found herself and unlocking new songs in the process.
“I found that pain and suffering cannot be divorced from the Christian walk,” Lucy says, “and in fact the Christian walk is so often learning how to trust God in the midst of pain.”
From introspective tracks such as “Shedding Skin,” “Ready for the Dawn,” and “Plans,” to uplifting tunes like “Hope (Again)” and “Spacious Place,” the new album is filled with God’s constancy, kindness, and mercy. Through this, Lucy hopes to remind listeners of the trust one can place in God, commenting that “He is a friend in great darkness.”
Built on intricate piano parts and vocal textures, folk-infused melodies blending synth/electronic sounds, and an overall soft groove, “Between the Shadow and the Sun” has a broad appeal and speaks to those questioning faith and fighting for hope who aren’t necessarily finding it in more mainstream expressions of worship.