After The Voice

India Carney, Jordan Smith, Koryn Hawthorne drop new music

  • India Carney from The Voice Season 8
    India Carney from The Voice Season 8


New post-Voice music out includes powerful singles from India Carney and Jordan Smith and a worship EP from Koryn Hawthorne.

Here’s a bit about each of those releases.

The links take you to the music on Apple Music.

* India Carney from Season 8 has released “Human,” a song she’s calling her debut single, four years after her Top 5 finish on the show. And a touching song it is. Explains India: “I wrote it after the height of the black lives matter movement last summer when I was feeling like it was too vain to go back to writing about romance. Now, almost a year later, the themes are still hitting home for me with the continuation of hate in the US and abroad. Though I don’t consider myself an activist, music is the only way I know how to express the simple truth that we’re more than the box the world puts us in. We’re human.”

* Jordan Smith, the Season 9 winner, released “Battles” on Friday. It’s his second Christian single since signing with Provident Label Group. Jordan wrote the song with Jonas Myrin and Ed Cash. “The message at the heart of the song is one of confidence — not in who we are or what we can do — but in the faithfulness and power that God has shown throughout each of our stories,” Jordan told Louder Than the Music. Jordan’s first single with Provident, “Great Are You,” came out in late January.

* Koryn Hawthorne, a finalists on Season 8, released “The Worship EP” earlier this month. The six tracks feature three versions of “How Great” and two versions of “Know You.” Both are songs from her 2020 album, “I Am.” Rounding out the project is a cover of Elevation Worship’s “Graves Into Gardens.” Since The Voice, Koryn has been nominated for a pair of Grammys and scored a pair of number one gospel hits.

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