Two years after the release of her last album, Fascinate, Lou Fellingham has returned with the release last week of This Changes Everything. Recorded live at the Old Market Theatre in her native Brighton, Lou’s sixth solo album captures her in her element: worshipping with a full band, among old friends, using new songs to communicate timeless truths.
The twelve new tracks have each been written in collaboration with other writers, from Jake Isaac, Chris Eaton and Michael Farron, to Noel Robinson, Tom Read, Mark Tedder and Emma Pears as well as her husband Nathan Fellingham.
Collaboration has brought new experiences for Lou which she has loved. Each writer brings something different to the table and it’s been such a privilege having them inputting into the songs, with each person bringing their own unique gifting.
“One of the writers was my sister Emma. She’s a great songwriter, but we’d never actually written together before. It was huge fun - I’ve never laughed as much in a songwriting session! We also came out with three really exciting songs”
In recent years Lou has become known for more than worship leading and songwriting. Her support of charities such as World Vision and Samaritans Purse, alongside her mentoring of younger female worship leaders have both grown out of her core desire to see genuine, God-given change in people’s lives - a desire that is found at the centre of every track on This Changes Everything.
“The heart behind our songs and recording is that God will be glorified, the unbeliever being given an opportunity to hear the gospel and the church alive in the knowledge of who God is and who they are in God.”
“I’m believing that as these songs are used as a tool to worship Father, Son and Spirit, we will see the Kingdom of God poured out on His people. God is in the business of bringing freedom to every area of our lives. We’re asking that He will bring salvation and healing, freedom and deliverance as people lift their hearts and their eyes towards Him. He is the one who saves. He is the one who heals. He is the one who binds up the broken hearted and gives strength. Everything is from Him and for Him. We are looking to God to come and breathe on these songs and awaken men and women to Him.”