Every year I gravitate towards an album I feel God wants me to lean on and listen to on repeat. This year He led me to Lost in Wonder by Christian Artist, Elle Limebear. From dance worthy jams to tempos that remind me to be present in His presence, every track moves a different part of my heart.
Elle’s voice is relevant, needed, and I am so grateful for her bold obedience. I cannot wait for you to meet this inspiring friend and hear hear her story.
“There I was, overcome with emotion in a sea of people worshiping God with everything inside of them. This wasn’t a new experience for me, but this time it was different than all of the times before. God had just injected me with a new dream. I had heard him say, ‘I am going to lead you in something similar to this.’ With that revelation came a rush of new ideas, new ambitions, and songs.”
That was at Outcry Festival 2017.
Elle Limebear has lived her life between two worlds. As the daughter of Delirious? front man, Martin Smith, Elle has experienced first-hand the thrill of stadiums filled with people while on tour around the world. As a worship leader and youth pastor in Brighton, UK, she is immersed in a close-knit, daily ministry within her community. She grew up seeing the global church and her local church worshipping God simultaneously.
Elle is writing for those well acquainted with the night. She is making music for the generation to come, and these songs will serve as a reminder that this same Maker of all the things we see is the very one who created us. We belong to no one and nothing else but Him.
In the song “Maker of The Moon” written by Elle and Bright City, she writes that we are face to face with the God who made all of this and put the science behind all things and holds all of it together. There is not only light during the day, but the Maker of the moon sought to bring hope and light to his people even in the darkest of nights. “My hope is for my friends that don’t know Jesus to still identify with these songs,” said Elle. “That they’re on their party playlists, spreading hope, drawing them into truth, and then seeing it spread out to their friends, colleges, clubs, through their cities and wider.”
Elle sees the future of her music like a concert full of diverse people from the most eclectic of backgrounds drawn in by visuals, melodies, and art that they love. And from there, the effect of goodmusic would become revelations of truth in their lives.
“One of my favorite roles in life is being an older sister. I would love to sit with everyone and chat about everything. For them to feel safe like they’re talking to an older sibling or a long-time friend. I want my music to make them feel valued and included. I want them to feel like they have a seat at the table.”
Elle studied as a photographer at college but after graduation spent the next 2 years leading worship alongside her father at churches and events all around the globe. She said, “Singing and leading worship with my dad is my favorite thing. I’ve watched and learned from him since I was a little girl – my whole life he has let me fly.”
Elle recently got married to her husband Tom and they live in Brighton, UK. She is currently writing and recording new music, eating satsumas, playing Bananagrams, and enjoying every sunny day she gets in England.
A month ago, in the midst of covid-19, I had the opportunity to chat with Elle about Lost in Wonder, released in February of this year. We also covered a few extra topics talking about favorite drinks to overcoming fear, and her beautiful pair of gold earrings she often wears. I had to know where she found them.
You will find all of this and more in our fun chat, again, I am beyond grateful for this friend.
Lost in Wonder is available wherever you stream your music. Go grab it!
Episode Music, “What Love Looks Like” and “Holding Me Still”