Elizabeth’s New Single, “Don’t Give Up On Your Love,” is being released as a Single, but will also be offered as a Bonus track on her New Upcoming “Do It Afraid” Album. Even though Elizabeth explored various styles of music on her debut and new album, this song expresses a pop/rock/electronic dance style that is a totally new genre for her. Many listeners love listening to all of her songs, but kept encouraging her to do an upbeat rock song as well. So Elizabeth chose to write a song in a style of music that she enjoys. “Don’t Give Up On Your Love” was programmed by Joel Wild and the electric guitar part was played by George Cocchini (DCTalk). The song expresses an idea that Elizabeth has been wanting to share for a long time of never giving up on the things in life that are important to her such as love, goals, dreams, and perseverance. She has often felt that temptation to give up on things due to road blocks. In this song, she encourages her listeners to “Don’t give up, don’t give in, find the freedom that love can give.” She encourages listeners to step forward in spite of fears, setbacks, and doors that may slam, to renew the mind, even if it might sometimes be difficult. Her third Music Video for this song, “Don’t Give Up On Your Love,” also directed by Ben Pearson and edited by Derek Pearson, is visually industrial and cool. . . but it is also visually appropriate and a good influence for youth today. The Music Video is the visual inspiration for the “Do It Afraid” digipak design. You can watch the new music video at: http://www.youtube.com/elizabethsouth or visit her website at: http://www.elizabethsouth.com.
Elizabeth will be releasing her New “Do It Afraid” Album November 1st, 2011. Her inspiration for this album and the song came after she surprisingly developed stage fright several years ago. One morning when she was terrified of a particular upcoming performance, she read a devotional and book written by Joyce Meyer that was called Do It Afraid. She was immediately inspired to write the song, “Do It Afraid,” after reading that devotion and the book. In Joyce Meyer’s book, she shares the true life story of Elisabeth Elliot’s fear of returning to the ministry in Ecuador after her husband, Jim Elliot, had been killed by the very people they had ministered to. She was paralyzed by the feelings of fear and every time she tried to go back into ministry, her fear stopped her. Then a friend told her something that set her free. Her friend said, “Why don’t you do it afraid?” She then followed that advice and went back to evangelize the Indian tribes of Ecuador, including the very people who had killed the one she loved. Many times we think we should wait to do something we feel called to do when we are no longer feeling afraid. The concept of “no fear” has become a popular motto. And while that is a wonderful idea, many of us have a difficult time getting rid of those feelings no matter how much we pray or believe. But if we wait until we no longer feel afraid, we may accomplish very little for God, others, and ourselves. So even if you feel afraid, go ahead and do what God has called you to do, knowing that He will always be with you, even if you have to do it afraid! Pre-Order the New “Do It Afraid” Album now at: http://www.elizabethsouth.com