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Laura Hackett Park's "Artist" Illustrates God's Divine Artistry




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NEWS SOURCE: The Marketing Mixtape
March 28, 2019

Inspired by the greatest Artist of all time, it could be said embracing one’s God-given artistry is a powerful way to give praise back to Him. Through this revelation, Kansas-City-based singer/songwriter and worship leader Laura Hackett Park is responding to God’s calling, inspired to be more like her Creator. Realizing how much God loves big and vibrant expressions of His love, Laura bears witness to Revelation 4:11 which says, “...for You created all things and for Your pleasure they exist and were created.” Through her upcoming single premiere of “Artist” on April 5th, 2019, with a music video to follow on April 12th, 2019, God’s authentic love for beauty is coming into full view.

"There is something so healing and freeing about creating something and then choosing to sit back and enjoy it,” Laura says. “That’s what my Lord, The Great Artist, does and that’s how I want to live.”

Written at an Arrowhead Music Songwriting Camp in February 2018, Laura wrote “Artist” alongside fellow International House of Prayer Kansas City worship leaders Justin Rizzo, Rachel Faagutu and Judah Earl, who is also the song’s producer; "Artist" was mixed by Luke Hendrickson of Bethel Music. This song will be released under the label, Arrowhead Music, brought forth by a shared passion for the power of authentic worship.

Among musical influences including Sara Groves, Misty Edwards and Lauryn Hill, Laura Hackett Park credits conversations with her Lord Jesus for the depth of her lyrics, always writing for her own journey and not from a place of what she feels “should” be written. To date, Laura has personally contributed in leading and singing 10,000 hours of live worship. She has led worship at 9 Onething Conferences (20 K+in attendance, annually), at The Send event in Orlando, FL, and - perhaps her favorite experience - on the shores of the Sea of Galilee in Israel for GOD TV in 2013; writing songs is something she has always done. 

“I pretty much don’t remember life without songwriting,” Laura says. “I have always been making up songs since I was a very small girl.”

With a vibrant catalog of more personal songs, Laura has had the experience and pleasure of working with talented musicians and producers from around the world. Most notably, she has worked with the Grammy and Dove awarded producer, Brown Bannister (MercyMe, Steven Curtis Chapman, Mandisa, Amy Grant) and Ben Shive (Brandon Heath, Andrew Peterson) on her last record “Love Will Have Its Day” in 2014. Her song “You Satisfy My Soul,” which was released on a Onething Live Album in 2013 and as a single, is her most popular song to date with over 961K+ Spotify streams. 

Laura earned a Bachelor's degree in Music Theory from the University of Missouri - Kansas City’s Conservatory in 2008 and has taught Vocal Performance and Prophetic Musicianship for multiple years at the Forerunner Music Academy, the International House of Prayer school of ministry. Her passion for worship, music and songwriting comes from her desire to minister first to her Lord Jesus Christ, and out of that place to draw others closer in relationship and conversation with Him.

Be sure to listen to Laura’s new single, “Artist,” a prelude to her full-length album to be released Summer 2019. If you’d like to catch her 2-hour worship set at IHOPKC on Sundays, visit the live webstream for free at ihopkc.org

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