Singer, songwriter, and touring artist Leanna Crawford announces the release of her new single, “Funeral,” available now at all digital formats. A lyric video also drops today, which can be viewed below. “Funeral” is the first radio single to release from Crawford’s EP slated to release this spring with Story House Collective/Provident Label Group.
The poignant track sings about our identity and knowing who we are in Christ. Although the title appears to offer a somber tone, the beat and lyrics for “Funeral” are anything but—an intentional musical decision, considering what the funeral is actually for as the chorus sings:
So, I’m throwing a funeral, funeral for the old me / I’m throwing a funeral, funeral for who I used to be / The new has come, the old has gone / Praise the Lord I’m moving on
Inspired by 2 Corinthians 5:17 (“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!”), the song invites everyone to a funeral they actually want to attend. “It’s saying ‘I’m throwing a funeral to the insecurities, the lies, to my past, to the idea that I’m not good enough,’” she explains.
Crawford’s upcoming self-titled project is filled with even more songs that speak honestly about doubt and insecurities, and most of all the hope Christ offers in our darkest moments. Listeners will surely find solace in the lyrics and power from her captivating vocals while enjoying contagious, pop-inspired beats.