Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter and producer David Leonard has unveiled the video for his song "Come As You Are," which was featured on Spotify's New Music Friday playlist. The song is from his upcoming solo album The Wait, out March 15 via Integrity Music. Directed by Elliott Eicheldinger, the visual follows a man in his travels as he encourages and helps a down on his luck David. The video is an ideal companion to the song's moving piano melodies, inspiring lyrics about wholly accepting others, and David's hauntingly beautiful voice.
"'Come As You Are' is God's response to us. It is what I hope that God would say to his kids. It's definitely also a thought of me as a father, thinking about what I would say to my daughters. It doesn't matter where you are, doesn't matter where you've been. Come to me, there's no need to wait. There's no need to hide anything. I am fully capable and able to handle all of your stuff." - David Leonard
Born out of personal experiences and set against a backdrop of alternative pop, The Wait tells Leonard's story of wrestling through heartache, depression, confusion, and redemption with his family and God. Music videos for each track will also combine and make a short film that tells one overarching narrative. Additionally, those who preorder the album will receive six instant grat tracks "Come As You Are," "Know Your Heart," "Signs Of Life," "Wanderer," "By My Side," and "Threads."
The album was produced by Leonard, Brad King, and Seth Talley for The Creak Music, a production studio and independent label co-owned by the trio based in Franklin, TN.
An Arkansas native and Franklin resident, David Leonard has been playing, singing, writing, and producing music since high school. In addition to his former recording and tour work with bands Jackson Waters, NEEDTOBREATHE, and Grammy-nominated duo All Sons & Daughters, Leonard is an acclaimed songwriter. His production credits with The Creak Music include All Sons & Daughters, NEEDTOBREATHE, Jaci Velasquez, Brandon Heath, and Ben & Noelle Kilgore.