Brandon Heath didn’t have to look far to find inspiration for his latest album, Leaving Eden.
“We were talking about the headlines and the news. It’s never been more evident that we live in a broken world,” the singer-songwriter from Nashville, Tenn., said.
“We’ve left Eden. We’re so far gone from that perfect world.”
Heath performs a concert at Warren Baptist Church on Nov. 12 with special guest Britt Nicole.
“It’s me and Britt on this tour. It feels like we get to go deeper in to the story,” he said. “I’ve been wanting to talk about where the world is, and how easy it is to be afraid. I want to talk about hope.”
The Grammy-nominated artist’s third album includes the single Your Love.
The song was co-written with producer Jason Ingram, who Heath previously teamed up with to write Give Me Your Eyes. That song won the Gospel Music Award’s 2009 Song of the Year.
The new 11-song album features several collaborations, said Heath, who was named GMA’s Male Vocalist of the Year in 2010.
“The song-writing process is my favorite part of making records,” he said. “I feel most in my element.”
Heath will start recording his next album in January or February.
While on the road, Heath said he finds inspiration everywhere.
“We’re already brainstorming,” he said. “It will be time to kind of reinvent. I want to do something a little daring.”
Now several years into his music career, it’s the fans that keep him going, Heath said.
“My favorite moments are probably still after a show and I hear a story about what a song did for somebody,” he said. “It puts things into perspective for me. It’s an honor to do what I do.”