CIRCLEVILLE – Local artist Amanda Blankenship is about to release a new song she spent a year creating. The song, “Something Beautiful,” has been an inspiration to Blankenship since its creation with friends Nancy Blindfold and Jarred Lawson.
Blankenship said she often sang the song after its creation and used the song as inspiration for her sermons. “I realized it was something special to me, something resonating with my spirit. This song carried me through the season I’ve been in. It’s a journey type of song; it tells my journey of surrender to God. Every burden and every scar that we have, God can take that and turn it into something beautiful. That’s the heartbeat of the song, just knowing God has carried me through a lot of pain and challenging things I tried to deal with myself. Having to let go of those things and giving them to God. I’ve seen him create something beautiful in his glory and his name, to see it help other people as I share my story.”
“Now, fast forward to February of this year. I flew down to Nashville and recorded the song with Ben Calhoun, a co-writer of Something Beautiful. We tweaked the bridge and added the story of Christ and what he’s done for us. From there, its been post-production making a music video, getting all the paperwork done, and all the admin stuff. I would encourage any songwriters out there or artists that are interested in producing a song to talk to someone who has. I’ve learned so much from so many professional people. Just know it is a process and a journey and it will take time,” said Blankenship.
“The song is based on Romans 5. If you get a chance to read it, and then you’ll find it in the song,” said Blankenship.
Romans 5 The Message (MSG)
5 1-2 By entering through faith into what God has always wanted to do for us—set us right with him, make us fit for him—we have it all together with God because of our Master Jesus. And that’s not all: We throw open our doors to God and discover at the same moment that he has already thrown open his door to us. We find ourselves standing where we always hoped we might stand—out in the wide open spaces of God’s grace and glory, standing tall and shouting our praise.
edited by: Jessica Reft, thank you