God’s creative hand and anointing was easy to see upon Danen’s life after releasing his first independent album only a year and half after picking up a guitar and singing for the first time. Songs of desperation, heartache, and love poured from him seemingly out of nowhere. Quickly doors and opportunities started to open all over the country just through good old fashion grass roots word of mouth.
Breaking onto the indi underground scene in 2004, Danen began garnering national attention and word of his music started spreading fast. Touring solo 9 months out of the year for 3 years straight- with only his guitar and his Creator to keep him company- he went city to city, state to state, sharing his story and leading people into the presence of an undeniable God. With a unique ability to tear down the walls between traditional worship songs and songs about everyday life, people consistently share stories of leaving Danen’s presence and concerts inspired in the depths of their soul.
In 2006 Danen released his fourth album entitled She, a gorgeous extended love story between God and His broken hearted. Featuring the song “I Want You To Believe,” She stirred hearts to the point of Danen receiving letters daily from all over the country with stories of salvation, redemption, healing, and revived love.
Three months after its release however, Danen experienced some tremendous losses in his life that required him to come off the road to heal, pray, seek, and re-evaluate his calling. Touring full time alone, while an incredible blessing and a huge time of growth, had also grown incredibly lonely and had caused some deep heartache. God was calling him to a time of rest, reconnecting, and a new understanding of what is meant to abandon everything “go” for Christ. As he studied the scriptures and sought the Lord like never before, he found that God valued very few things more than He valued deep community. Much of how people learn about the Love of God and even His grace is through extending grace and love to others. Even through the most beautiful of times, as well as the ugliest and most painful of situations. For the past two years Danen has come off from the road with a desire to replant himself, to start to relearn what that meant, and to ask of God how that worked with what was still very much his undeniable calling.
But time off did not stop the growth of his fan base and the spreading of his music. It increased at an even faster pace gaining opportunities to do shows with the likes of Sarah Kelly, Shawn McDonald, and Barlow Girl just to name a few.
So in the mist of the rest and the seeking, Danen has been writing by far his most powerful project yet. This unbelievably soulful blend of funk, folk, European pop rock, and a stunningly anointed heart of worship will release in two breathtaking sections. The first of which, the Awakening EP, due to emerge August 1, 2009, features the much anticipated songs “Alive,” “Inheritance,” “Awakening,” “Lullaby For The Forgotten,” “You Came For Me,” as well as one brand new angelic song, “Home”. Written from some of the deepest pains ever felt by the human heart, the spirit of these songs can supernaturally lift the soul and mind off of our broken condition and onto the true hope to come…where true joy in the midst of suffering and heartache beautifully meet the captive.
This journey is just beginning and a great awakening is coming…
Edited by DarkSoul777 on 25 May 2011, 18:24
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