How Can It Be
Label: Centricity Music (CEY)
Lauren Daigle's 2015 debut, How Can It Be, introduces her as the newcomer you already know. That's thanks to her breakout 2014 EP by the same name and several seasons of trying out for American Idol (she made it all the way to the Las Vegas round in 2012). This Louisiana-born, worship-loving songstress sets herself apart in a crowded field with her smoky-sweet vocals, which are infused with the rich musical flavors of the Deep South. In the end, How Can It Be is all about trust -- in the God who made us and who we're each meant to be.