Lions Roar

Album: Young & Brave (2017)

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  • The second single from Young & Brave, this was inspired by a moment vocalist James Herring had with his young nephew. He explained:

    "It was his first time seeing the vast ocean and it was cold and choppy. He was notably scared and about to cry but instead he just shouted out as loud as he could against the winds. It was profound for me, because if he was on his own, with me or his mum nearby, he wouldn't of had the courage. This song is about togetherness and the life found within community."
  • James Herring explained to Cross Rhythms why he likened his nephew Liam to a lion.

    "He was very young and it was his first time at the seaside. His first time looking out at the endless horizon. I walked him to the waves, holding him steady. It was a chilly British seaside evening and the wind and waves were loud. Liam was a little scared and he was about to cry. It must have been very new, threatening and uncertain.

    But suddenly he let out his loudest roar. As if to silence the waves. Like a little fragile boy could stand up to the forces of nature? But as long as I held him there, and his mum wasn't far off, he was as strong as a lion. It's that strength from knowing who we are and that we're not alone even in the midst of uncertainty, inspired this song."

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