Worship Leader/Songwriter Debra Black follows up her album debut with the release of her new single “Bright” to iTunes and Christian radio to kick off the New Year. To celebrate the uplifting, inspiring lyrics of “Bright,” Black is partnering with nonprofit Hope For Justice to raise money for aid and prevention and bring awareness to the issue of human trafficking.
“I hope the lyrics of ‘Bright’ charge the believer to be bright and be a light in the darkness,” said Black. “My passion is not only to encourage the local church, but also to bring awareness to the shocking issue of what is going on in the world, and in our neighborhoods here in the United States. By teaming up with Hope for Justice as I launch my new single, I hope to help be a bridge between this issue and the local church as well as help make this a conversation we are having, even on local radio.”
“Bright” was inspired by Psalm 18:12: “Out of the brightness of HIS presence, clouds advance…” Black added, “The presence of God alone has the power to move things and to move people. We have His same presence living in us, which started the stirring in my heart. When we sat down to write this song, we wanted this to be a song for the new year to ‘come alive and find new life, we were made to be different, we were made to live so bright.'”
“Bright” is available on iTunes and hits radio this month. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of the single will benefit Hope For Justice and their efforts to abolish human trafficking domestically and internationally.
“We’re always honored to partner with artists passionate about using their platform to fuel the modern-day abolitionist movement,” said Stacia Freeman, U.S. director of Hope For Justice. “Our goal is to end slavery and Debra’s song ‘Bright’ is an encouraging anthem for many to join in the fight and be a light against slavery.”
Get ‘Bright” on iTunes here.
ABOUT HOPE FOR JUSTICE:
Hope for Justice (HFJ) identifies and rescues victims, advocates on their behalf, provides restorative care to rebuild lives, and trains frontline professionals to tackle modern-day slavery. HFJ has 5 offices and operates in the US, UK, and Cambodia. HFJ has helped restore 81 girls through our aftercare program in Cambodia. Since 2013, HFJ has trained more than 4,000 professionals to identify and report trafficking in the US and UK. In 2014, HFJ aided with the conviction of two significant traffickers. The Hope for Justice aftercare program in Cambodia is for girls whose young lives have been devastated by sex trafficking. The home cares for girls, 13-18 years old, who are in need of hope and healing. Our specialist team provides the highest level of care beginning with a long-term residential treatment program. Each individual receives holistic services which help them address their trauma, rediscover their sense of self and find a new beginning. In the US Hope for Justice is launching a prevention and identification program in Nashville, TN for youth at risk of being trafficked or exploited. For more on Hope For Justice, visit www.hopeforjustice.org.
ABOUT DEBRA BLACK:
Based in Atlanta, Debra Black has been singing and leading worship for more than a decade when she started working on her own music. She founded and pioneered Worship on the Square, a non-profit organization bringing the church body together in city centers to worship God and bring awareness to social causes. Unique, relatable, and possessed of unshakeable faith, Black inspires listeners to take refuge and find trust in God. Her debut album ‘God in Every Season’ released in fall 2014, and spawned the radio single “Be Free.”
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