By: Kristen Jeffery, Social Media Coordinator at Family Christian
This week I had the opportunity to speak with David from We Are Leo. Read the full interview below.
FC: Hello! Thank you for your time today. I hear you all are gearing up for a new tour. Can you tell us about it?
David from We Are Leo: Absolutely. We are on for part of the Acquire the Fire tour that is starting in Spring. We’ve done Acquire the Fire in the past, and it came to Lansing and I think there was about 7,000 people there. I think the greatest thing about it to me is that I get to talk to all the fans after the show and just pray with them and talk to them and share our stories with them.
FC: I have actually been enjoying your new single “You’re the Best Thing”, here in my office. What does this song mean to you?
David from We Are Leo: This is for my testimony. I came out my teenage years sort of feeling really lost and just fighting a lot of depression and loneliness. And with my story of reaching out to Christ and Him coming and rescuing my life, that was such an epic change for me to be like God loved me and to feel loved instead of rejected and at that point I realized this is what I have been looking for my whole life and for me singing this song “You’re the Best Thing” is coming back to that point and being thankful and remembering that God changed my life and despite the busyness or whatever else comes along in my day to day life I want to remember that He is always the best thing.
FC: Your new album is called “Fightback Soundtrack” and it releases tomorrow (10/14). What do you hope that people take away from your new album?
David from We Are Leo: Yes. I think the overarching theme of this is bravery and not being afraid. In the Bible it talks so much about not being anxious and Paul talks about not being anxious and I love that relationship and the idea of being strong and courageous. Fightback Soundtrack, the whole idea of it is ‘Yeah, you need to be strong in the Lord and when things come against you and things happen you’re not defeated and you can overcome those things and keep your head up. ‘ And to be brave because God’s love can make us brave. That’s what I hope people will take away.
FC: What changes can your fans expect from “Hello” to “Fightback Soundtrack”?
David from We Are Leo: That’s an awesome question! Way to go! This record we made it on our own. In November we decided it was decision time. We felt like God was telling us to keep being persistent and that we have things to share and talents that He was calling us to use. We put it up on Kickstarter and it came through on the last hour of the last day.
FC: Awesome! Making it even more of a God story right?
David from We Are Leo: It is totally a God story! Totally. I really can’t even believe it really happened. I think on this album you will hear a more mature sound and get a feel for what we truly sound like.
FC: We have a prayer team here at Family Christian and we meet daily to pray for others. How can we specifically be praying for you?
David from We Are Leo: Thank you. Be praying for wisdom. And be praying that these songs will be heard by those who need it the most.