"I'm still Your daughter"
In every season, I am still Your daughter
Recording this album was a learning experience. Like most learning experiences, it was very frustrating at times; but I had so much fun. The experience was encouraging, exciting, and it led to so many moments of genuine worship. This project is very precious to me. I am proud of it; I am moved by it.
In a time of global fear, tragedy, and uncertainty, I know I needed the words and melodies in this album. Seasons change but God never does. God is our Rock. He is a steady and constant presence, like a good Dad.
There is a voice in my head constantly telling me “you are not enough, you are not good enough and you do not do enough.” I have been living with this voice my whole life; this is not the voice of my loving Father God. He tells me the exact opposite. He wants me exactly as I am. He is home.
Most of these songs were written before quarantine, before COVID-19 was on my radar. I see now though that God intended for you to receive this album now for this very strange and difficult season. I cannot know how God intends to use these songs in your life, but I am encouraged because I know He will. He doesn’t ask much from me. I suspect I start to think, “I am not enough” when I am trying to be something God did not ask me to be.
In Christ: I am enough. You are enough. There are many things we can do and accomplish in this world but our highest calling, our most refreshing, most fulfilling, and most comforting calling is always simply to be God’s children. (Luke 15 and Psalm 139). As you listen to this album, as you sit at home, as you experience change in the world and in your life, rest in that.
Come to Jesus, as you are; it’s simple. He’s ready.
Albums by Lydia Anne
These songs were written in a season of life when Lydia was a homebody by choice; and recorded when she was a homebody by state order. Lydia was grateful to God for the time to create "Homebody" even though it was in the midst of the stress of COVID-19 and quarantine. It was an opportunity to grow in her GarageBand knowledge and skill and an opportunity to lead others into worship. It is always good to remember that God is still a loving Father, and we are still His children.
"And the seasons keep turning
Day turns to night then to morning
All that was good fades and changes
But You are good You are changeless
And I'm still Your daughter"
This project may have only taken Lydia a week to produce but it really was many, many years in the making. For a long time she had gone back and forth with wanting to sing and write songs but also being very afraid and struggling to admit that this is what her heart desires. In 2017 though Lydia began a journey that led her to this place: She was writing songs again after 3 years of not at all, she was allowing people listen to them, and she started calling herself what she is: a songbird. A songbird locked in her cage won’t feel free to call herself what she is.
"Songbird, come fly and sing"
"Songbird, come fly and sing"
My First (homemade) Album
I made "Songbird" in August of 2017. I got the idea in my head one day while I was driving. I got really excited about it and it became all-consuming, so I got it all done in only one week.
This project may have only taken me a week to produce but it really was many, many years in the making. For a long time I had gone back and forth with wanting to sing and write songs but also being very afraid and struggling to admit that this is what my heart desires. In 2017 though I began a journey that led me to this place: I was writing songs again after 3 years of not at all, I was allowing people listen to them, and I started calling myself what I am.
A songbird locked in her cage won’t feel free to call herself what she is.
On this album you will find 6 original songs. Five of them were written in 2017 alone and “the Storm” (originally called “You are in the Waters”) was the last song written before my 3-year spell of writer’s block.
This album is about as homemade as they come. I had never edited before and I recorded everything using “voice memos” on my iPhone. The best mindset when listening is to imagine yourself at a live concert in my living room…because that is quite literally what this is! Lydia Deaton, casually in her pajamas recording an album, you are in for quite the experience.
I could have waited perhaps to make a real album in a recording studio with a better pianist and guitarist and with more instruments, and someday I will! But I decided to do this because I can do this NOW.
“Songbird come fly and sing”