Today, country singer-songwriter Jenna Torres shares a message of spiritual surrender with “Prayers Up,” her third single from her highly-anticipated upcoming album, Heaven & Hurt. People will often utter a prayer when they are at their lowest ebb—a desperate plea for things to be different and for light to shine in on the darkness. “Prayers Up” (and its emotionally evocative video) illustrates the miracle that lies within simply asking for help.
“This is a very special song to me about the incredible power of personal and collective prayer. It is about being lost and finally finding oneself in conversation with a higher power, asking for the strength we can’t find on our own.”
“Prayers Up” is an intimate and confessional ballad with soulful strings, comforting mandolin melodies, and Jenna’s plaintive vocals which rise skyward as the song’s uplifting message takes flight. The song delicately unfolds revealing layers of gospel redemption with honeyed harmony vocals and Jenna’s powerhouse pipes which summon country’s rich history of pop-hooks and salvation-themed storylines.
The song’s emotionally evocative video starts with Jenna in a darkened room, curled up in a chair singing with the debris of challenging times strewn all around her. The pain and loneliness feel real in these moments, bringing to life the poignance of the song’s opening lines. As the video progresses, hope arrives with the life-changing power of prayer.
An acclaimed singer-songwriter, Jenna has penned songs for Warner Music Group and Warner/Chappell Music, including the anthem “Proud” for the Weather Girls’ Martha Wash and co-writing the For King & Country hit “Busted Heart” (alongside Ben Glover), landing the song the Top 10 on the Billboard Christian Hot 100, AC, and CHR charts. She has also released a string of albums including A Woman’s Touch, Wild Sugar, and All Heart.