Grammy nominated, Billboard Music Award winning Christian songwriter/recording artist Lauren Daigle continues to reach new heights. Daigle earns her first writing and performance credit for a movie with the featured song "Almost Human" in Blade Runner 2049. "In January of this year, I received a phone call that was impressively timely. I had just finished explaining to my management that I have a new aspiration to one day write the score for a film. They chuckled in surprise with some news for me," Lauren recalls of hearing about the opportunity.
She continues in talking about the meaning behind "Almost Human" saying, "Although I had never seen Blade Runner 2049, I was told the synopsis of the story during the writing session. I didn't have an acting role in the film, but I had the opportunity to become a sonic actor, to tell a story of searching and questioning through sound. I dove in, relating to the emotions and feelings of each character. When it came time to act my scene, the pen and paper became the backdrop where lyrics evolved into life. I embraced the idea of what it felt like to never meet your full potential, to strive for something you could never attain, and long for what you could never have. We, as humans, can be tossed aside and undervalued even while giving life your hardest fight, your best effort. This is where I see my need for something greater. This is where I see my need for God to give me the hope I long for, the love I'm desperately wired for, and the value my identity searches for."
You can hear "Almost Human" streaming below and purchase the song on the official movie soundtrack here. Blade Runner 2049 arrived in theaters October 5.