It's been two years since Gotee Records pop songstress Stephanie Smith last offered up a new project. Still, today she's sharing her powerful new single, "Letting Go," as it releases digitally across the country.
"I feel like there have been a million songs called 'Letting Go,' but I still wrestle with executing the concept in my day-to-day," says Smith. "This song is my reminder to myself that there is a good God who sees me, knows me, and has a better plan for my life than I do. Sometimes I get too attached to an idea of how my life should look, and when my expectations aren't met, the process of releasing my grip can be painful, but I know that I am always safe in his grip."
An official lyric video for "Letting Go" is now available for viewing on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K3FYvVWGqLc
After initial raves with 2008's full-length debut, Not Afraid, she followed with an EP —2009's Stephanie Smith—which heralded the production handiwork of Mark Lee Townsend (Relient K, House Of Heroes, Deas Vail) with Smith co-writing all five of the tracks. Smith has toured non-stop with an ever-growing fan base, solid album sales, and industry acclaim. Her packed-out schedule found her making the rounds at music festivals such as Rockfest, Ichthus, AtlantaFest, Music in the Park, Kingdom Bound, and Riverstages, as well as a return to Agape Fest. This initial stage led her to meet TobyMac and eventually sign a deal with Gotee Records.
Upon the unveiling of her long-awaited new single, TobyMac comments, "Stephanie Smith is a tenacious young artist with a voice that rises to the skies and a vision that demands our attention."
Smith has also performed at various conferences, including Feedback Conferences, Secret Keeper Girl Tour, Pure Freedom, and the Asphalt Assault Tour, and also joined illusionist Brock Gill as part of the Florida-based SuperWow Camps, where nearly 350 individual youth groups attended weekly. In addition, Smith continues to work with the non-profit organization Soles4souls, as well as Compassion International.