In a build-up to Restoration album release, Lecrae delivers his second single titled ‘Deep End’ off the album.
Lecrae has recently been entangled in a web of online backlash when he had a 70-minute conversation at the Passion Church in Atlanta, with the pastor, Louie Giglio as well as the CEO of Chic-Fil-A, Dan Cathy (who is an evangelical Christian). During the discussion, Louie Giglio made bold the suggestion that the phrase “white privilege” could be substituted with “white blessing”, which resulted in an outrage across social media.
Crae later addressed the controversy, assuring fans that regardless of what they saw in the conversation video, he was not in any way comfortable with the “white blessing” suggestion made by the pastor. Although Louie Giglio had later made a public apology.
This week, however, Lecrae decided to fan down the heat on the social media controversy and shift attention on his coming album, Restoration, which should be released anytime soon.
He introduced this new track with the message,
“A couple years ago my childhood trauma came to a head. I felt abandoned and turned my back on everything and everyone I loved, including God. He was gracious to me.
I wanted a transactional escape from my pain, depression, and anxiety. God is not transactional though, he’s relational.
I began my journey of restoration. As we approached 2020 I was positive that this would be a phenomenal year, only to find myself with more problems, more issues and more unrest.
2020 has been a difficult year… I have found myself in immense pain over the past couple months from the effects of the pandemic to the perpetuation of injustice and racism in America.
As I navigate my struggles, I am realizing that restoration is ongoing. It’s not a season, it’s a lifestyle. Restoration is choosing to walk with God continually as you walk through a world with deep rooted, damaged flesh.
Yes, I’m tired. Yes, I’m hurt. Yes, I’m fighting for hope everyday. If I’m honest, some days I’m just trying not to go off the deep end.”
You can check out his earlier single, “Set Me Free” with YK Osiris here.