Rihanna teaming up with The Foo Fighters, Nicki Minaj joining the Wu Tang Clan, these collaborations haven’t happened yet but in the world of Contemporary Christian Music, Switchfoot teaming up with Lauren Daigle is on that level. The young rising superstar added a beautiful feminine touch to a power ballad from the longtime California rockers. At the last Billboard Music Awards, Lauren Daigle won Best Artist, Best Album, and was nominated for Song Of The Year. Her skyrocketing career since 2015 has taken the CCM genre by storm. She joined Switchfoot for a special duet version of their song, “I Won’t Let You Go” from their “Where The Light Shines Through” LP and YouTube has finally released a crystal clear audio version for our enjoyment!
“I WON’T LET YOU GO” Lauren Daigle with Switchfoot
You may remember Switchfoot when they topped the Modern Rock Charts in 2003 with the double shot of inspirational hits “Dare You To Move” and “Meant To Live”. But their career also exploded on the Christian Music Charts as evidence by their eleven Dove Awards over the years. It’s a natural collaboration to have Lauren join the band for a special version of the song and inject new life into the hit. Here’s the behind-the-scenes story of how the remix came to life in Lauren’s own words.