(When Lauren Daigle sat down to write her hit song Rescue, she was thinking of a loved one who was struggling with life. Making it one of the most personal songs she’s ever recorded).
Story Behind the Song
In the video. Lauren describes the vision that inspired the chorus. And shares the depth of emotion she felt in the recording studio.
I visualize a girl who has fallen into a desperate situation in my mind. “She would run into all these vices in order to find just an element of hope. And she came. walked down the hall. Jesus.
“He sat with her and listened to her without knowing what she was doing. And he didn’t try to fix her, he was just with her.”
That vision inspired Lauren to write the chorus portion of the song. Which she took to her team. And within an hour and fifteen minutes, the song was complete. Her words send a powerful message of hope:
I will send an army to find you / In the darkest night / That’s right, I will save you /
I will never stop walking to reach you / In the midst of hard battle / That’s right, I will save you
Singing as Though to Her Loved One
Lauren Daigle says When it came time to record the audio demographic. Lauren was asked to sing it as if she were singing to her darling. The result is what we hear now on the final track: a song steeped in love. Compassion. And fierce hope.
“Lauren Daigle says. I remember the feeling I had, the second time I realized–“If I could sing it directly to that person.” she said, “what would I want it to sound like?” “
“For everyone who feels hopeless, for everyone who feels hopeless. For everyone who feels like they’re at the end of their rope in life. And what can I sing, how can I sing? How can I express, how can I express something that feels like a warm blanket, comfort and cuddles them?”
“We finished the song using the recording we recorded when we were writing it.”
The music video for the song (below) is a comprehensive cinematic-style clip that shows Lauren standing on the Knick Glacier in Alaska, dwarfed by the scenery around her. Explaining the choice of location, Lauren Daigle’s said she wanted to visually depict a sense of hope as strong and “steady as a mountain.”
About This Song
“I believe in every song we decide to play. But there are some songs that have this supernatural ability to go deeper than most songs. To really connect on a soul level with a truth that can completely change someone’s life. It is one of those songs.” – Joe Buchanan
“…Who is against us? If he is with us. Romans 8:31
Here is a story from someone whose life changed with this song:
“While Having a CT-guided lung biopsy I was fighting for my life in the hospital, if I had lung cancer I don’t know (he probably told me) it was some crazy infection or what. I lay there in this little waiting area seconds from the start of surgery and literally prayed some lyrics to Lauren Daigle’s song, “Save,” which I’d been listening to over and over for days, as an SOS message to God.
“In the midst of my darkest nights, God, I have not forgotten the words of my prayer. I want to tell you to send an army to find me. And fight for me, in the middle of my darkest nights. “I was thinking about my family. I could soon be leaving behind my wife and children. In that same prayer, I also reached a level of trust in God in my life I had never had before. I remember saying through tears as I lay alone, ‘Oh my God, I trust you,'” If it takes me 5 minutes, 5 days, 5 months, 5 years, or 50 years from now, I trust you.”
“Not after 5 minutes, everything started spinning. The radiologists immediately stopped the CT I was in the middle of, right before starting the lung biopsy, because the masses in my lung had grown so massive in just 48 hours, they knew they couldn’t. It’s cancer, despite the antibiotics they put me on.
“After six days in the hospital, they finally learned what it was – a very rare form of tularemia. Treatment with antibiotics would have killed me (as another guy from Champaign did 4 years ago 6 days later) in the same hospital). In his condition, they did not find out what he was until his death.
“I always credited that prayer and this song as the moment everything turned out for me in the hospital.” – Ryan in Champaign