Joel Vaughn will release his new full-length release Louder Than The Lies on January 29 via Dream Records.
Chronicling his personal journey from self-doubt and depression to liberation in Christ, Vaughn co-wrote each of the album’s 12-tracks and co-produced the project along with Brent Milligan (Steven Curtis Chapman, Tauren Wells), Micah Kuiper (TobyMac, Jeremy Camp), Christian Hale and David Thulin, among others.
From the opening strains of “Make The Most Of It” to album closer “Satisfied,” an expressive moment of worship featuring Emily Irene Fertig, themes of resilience and hope are amplified atop Vaughn’s signature synth-pop grooves. Louder Than The Lies is anchored by the deeply personal title-cut, a timeless message encapsulating Vaughn’s story.
“Like many, I’ve had painful experiences in life that led to self-doubt, depression and anxiety, eventually taking me down a path I felt I couldn’t escape,” he shares. “A few years ago, I turned a corner and refused to continue accepting the lies that I was unworthy, unloved and not good enough.”
“Telling the truth shines a spotlight on the lies,” Vaughn continues. “Every single time the light pierces the darkness, hope emerges. When we allow Jesus to point His light at our hearts and minds, we see what we’re truly up against. Christ overcame the darkness, dying to save all mankind. When we finally let our guard down and accept His love and grace, beautiful things begin to happen. I pray this album is a declaration that the Truth is louder than the lies we believe about ourselves.”
Louder Than The Lies also features Vaughn’s latest single, “Already Done” which currently sits at No. 22 on Billboard’s Christian AC Indicator chart.
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