A year ago, singer-songwriter Linda Doane was given just two to 12 months to live as she battled Stage IV Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. Now in full remission following her third bout with cancer, she sings about her devotion to God.
Linda is the lead vocal for Michigan-based Inspiration Worship which recently released its debut album. ‘Powerful’ through Radiate Music. The new album carries her mission to share the Gospel and God’s power in her life. It is available at iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Spotify and other digital and streaming outlets.
Knowing what it’s like to be unable to take a normal breath, as was the case for six long weeks in 2012, Linda realized the simple, profound gift of breathing. Now she is using her breath to praise God, revealing a confident, courageous creativity.
Going into the recording for this new album, Linda felt strongly that the artist name should be “Inspiration.” Zoning in on the name “Inspiration Worship,” Linda was stunned when she did a dictionary search of the name.
“When I went to look up the word ‘inspiration,’ I saw it was defined as a single inhale,” Linda recalled. “It was one of those fall on the floor moments for me. I just knew it was God confirming. It all made sense… Inspiration is inhaling His breath, and Worship is exhaling our gratitude back to Him.”
Powerful comprises 12 songs. which showcases Linda’s airy, cutting-edge vocals over an ethereal combination of electronic chill step / trip-hop beats and synths with piano and rock elements, attributed to both producer Ian Eskelin and musician Clément Ducasse.
The album opener “Take Me,” (see video below) focuses on the authority of believers with lyrics that include: “You call for powerful followers to do what you said. You say ‘Go preach, heal the sick and raise the dead’…’
Other songs include: “One God” expressing God’s sovereignty; “The Blood” (Jesus’ sacrifice); “A Scepter and Crown” (His return), “Never Let Me Go” (His grace) and “You Never Change”(His strength). There are also sermon-type songs, such as the treatise on the devil’s tactics on “Powerful Lie” and the chill pop warning against sin, “Roar.”
Linda sings about devotion to God on the corporate friendly “All I Am” and the need for the Church to “Rise Up.” Standing alone thematically is the song Linda and her husband Tom wrote for their daughter in the midst of her battle with anorexia, titled “I Can’t Fix You.”
“I don’t think a lot of Christians walk around feeling powerful,” says Linda. “There’s power available to believers in Jesus, and that’s the overall message I want people to come away from with this record.”
As for Linda, she is feeling pretty powerful in Christ these days, resting in God’s provision for her life and the promises that lie ahead.
About Radiate Music
Founded by Ian Eskelin, Radiate Music launched in 2015. Ian’s 20-plus-year resume in the music business, ranging from being a recording artist to a record executive, gives him a unique perspective in partnering with artists who are passionate about impacting culture with music. He has recorded more than 50 Top 10 singles in the USA alone, including 18 No. 1 songs, and whose songs have been licensed for use by ABC, NBC, CBS, Spike TV, Style Network, Soul Surfer and many other movies. He is looking to break additional ground with Radiate. In addition to Inspiration Worship, Radiate’s artist roster includes About A Mile, John Waller, Pearl City Worship and Aaron Buck.
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