The Light in Me

Album: Leaving Eden (2011)


  • The Contemporary Christian singer Brandon Heath wrote this song about finding strength in God with his producer, Dan Muckala. In our interview with Brandon Heath, he told us, "I'm really, really proud of this record (Leaving Eden). It was by far the hardest for me to make. I think I wrote more for this one than I did for any other. But I was battling a little bit with the label. Not really battling - we didn't see eye to eye with some of the songs and there were some that didn't make the record and there were some that did. But more than ever I'm seeing the value of having A&R really challenge you as a writer and as an artist, because you're building something bigger. And sometimes as an artist it's hard to see that big picture like a label often does, with singing and with branding. During the process, creativity is so fickle and it's so sensitive and when you've got somebody poking and prodding at you, it's irritating. But stepping back from it, I'm thankful now for the input from my A&R team at Provident, and I'm very, very happy with the record. This is my third record with Dan Muckala. And I don't trust anybody more than I do Dan."
  • The song's music video was shot at Percy Priest Lake in Nashville, Tennessee. In keeping the song's theme, the clip's storyline follows a young boy as he learns to pursue the light inside of him, even when it means standing alone.


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