Danah-Lee finds a path back to her faith and herself in her new single and video Home To Myself — showcasing today on Tinnitist.
A preview of the artist’s forthcoming new album Made In The Image, Home To Myself shares a simple but powerful and heartfelt message about honesty, integrity and commitment. It’s a topic the Ottawa Valley artist knows personally, having struggled with her sexuality in the context of her faith.
“For years, I grappled with being a Queer within the Church, and carried tremendous guilt — eventually deciding to stop worshipping God through song, because I did not feel worthy as a Queer,” she shares. “After choosing to love myself as a child of God, I rediscovered my faith and I believe there is a place for everyone in the kingdom of God.”
Home To Myself begins with bell-like piano and vocals that cascade like clear water. Introspective cello joins the mix, along with warm, honeyed harmonies blending Danah-Lee’s crystalline vocals with the rich, deeper tones of backing singer Jeremy Hardy.
Danah-Lee is a Contemporary Christian/LGBTQ musician, producer, award-winning music educator, entrepreneur, and author. She was recently nominated for LouderThanTheMusic’s Christian Album of the Year and the Impact Award at Ottawa’s Capital Music Awards. She has released three solo albums and two collaboration albums and has toured extensively throughout North America.
As a Christian artist, she does not fit the traditional mold because of her existence within the marginalized LGBTQ community. It is Danah’s hope to merge Christian ideals and a Queer existence into her music. The intention is to inform, engage, educate, and open doors. Her previous album, These Are A Few of My Favourite Hymns, is a rekindling of her favorite songs, stemming back from her time as a youth in the church.