Nashville Life Music‘s song, “Looking Up” (ft. CeCe Winans), reminds of the promise found in Psalm 121:1 — that our help comes from the Lord.
Check out their live worship music video for the song (above) and the story behind it (below).
The Story behind “Looking Up”:
Before long, the famous scripture came to mind, ‘I will lift up my eyes to the hills. From where does my help come? It comes from the Lord, who made heaven and earth.’ I loved the play on words that combined this encouraging verse with the modern phrase, ‘Things are looking up!’ I knew I wanted this song to bring hope and joy to people who were going through difficult challenges. After thinking about the verses for a minute, I wondered if the rest of Psalm 121 would offer any help. And I struck gold! I realized the whole song had already been in Scripture, and all I had to do was shape the words into lyrics that fit the uptempo vibe. We tried it out at church soon after, and it was an electrifying experience. Our pastor, CeCe Winans, took over the song like only she can and started singing the vamp ‘It’s coming from the Lord!’ — over and over again. We sang it for at least 10 minutes, and I knew God had favored us with something very special. I hope ‘Looking Up’ reminds people of God’s power and ability to solve any problems we face.” – Dwan Hill, “Looking Up” songwriter
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About Dwan Hill:
A Grammy-award winning songwriter and producer known for his lively songs and quirky style, Dwan delivers a sound that is wonderfully nostalgic, yet refreshing. In addition to earning his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in music from Belmont University, he has shared the stage with prominent artists including Jonny Lang, CeCe Winans, Drew Holcomb, Lauren Daigle, and many others. He currently serves as the Worship Director at Nashville Life Church and leader of the worship collective Nashville Life Music. Dwan and his wife have been married for three years and have a handsome son, Tobin.