The 39-year-old country superstar and fan-favorite coach on NBC’s hit show, The Voice, opens up to one of the foremost musical publications about his latest song and how his failing marriage changed his life for the better.
Part of his first album since 2014’s Bringing Back the Sunshine, “Savior’s Shadow” is a pure gospel song that brings a new, fresh sound to Blake Shelton’s music and really focuses on healing and moving forward; hand-in-hand with God.
As revealed in an interview with Billboard, Shelton says that the song’s idea sprung to life during a time when he was bearing a huge burden: a crumbling marriage.
Just two months later, he and Miranda Lambert would publicly announce their decision to split, in July 2015.
“It became apparent that, you know, things weren’t going to work out with my marriage,” he told Billboard. “We both knew that it wasn’t going to work out, and I was walking around, randomly singing that song to myself, and somehow it would make me feel better.”
The song focuses on making it through a very troubling time, but realizing that he’s not alone, and that his Savior is right next to him – leading him toward the light of the answer he seeks.
Shelton explains the revelation that brought the idea forth, saying, “At first I thought it was that I’m so sad and pitiful that even God feels sorry for me and He’s crying for me. And then I thought, ‘No, it’s just that He’s on this journey with me and He’s walking with me.'”
After the divorce, he finished writing the song with help of a close songwriter friend in Los Angeles and says that he “knew it came to [him] for a reason” and he “had to do something with [the song]”.
Debuting on April 12th, 2016, “Savior’s Shadow” which charted high on the U.S. Christian chart, landing in the Top 20.
Listen to this stunning musical masterpiece in the video below!
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