For Kristene, this album stands as a beacon, representing life lessons and revelation uncovered across the last 10 years of her life. Penned into 11 songs, the album’s axis is one of remembrance; exploring the way God illuminates our past and difficult seasons when we encounter His perspective and hear His voice.
The album is bright and carefree, yet rich in meaning; articulated as one who has apprehended clarity through choosing to face fear head on. DiMarco’s vocals are, in one moment, tender and nuanced and full of conviction and resolve in the next.
The anthemic "Hope is Alive” centres around Jesus’ resurrection as the One not only alive, but now alive in us as the hope of glory. Inspired by the Chronicles of Narnia where Aslan says 'Courage Dear Heart' and the story of Jehoshaphat in 2 Chronicles 20, "Take Courage” (featured on Bethel Music’s Starlight) reminds believers that seasons of waiting are not in vain and that the Lord truly fights on our behalf. The piano-driven ballad "I Just Wanna Worship” is a thankful heart cry for closer communion with Jesus. "No Victim” is a song of newfound identity and what Romans 12 means by a renewed mind; ‘I am who He says I am, He is who He says He is / I’m defined by all His promises, shaped by every word He says.’ Where His Light Was imparts confidence in worshipers to recognize our redemptive, hope-filled God as the lamp to our feet and the light to our path.