Blake Shelton will never forget the time he woke up with lyrics from an unwritten song stuck in his head. They were lyrics that he says came from a spiritual dream he had the night before.
At the time, Blake didn’t know that those meaningful words would find their way on his latest album, “If I’m Honest,” in a hymn called “Savior’s Shadow.”
Although Blake knew he had to put the fresh lyrics down on paper, the words didn’t pour out of him right away. In fact, he says that some of the events of the powerful dream had escaped his mind.
“I woke up, and there was more of the song in my dream. But, all I could remember of it was the first verse,” Blake recalled in a digital exclusive clip as part of “The Voice.” “So I sang it into my phone, and I never forgot it.”
“I would walk around for the next couple of months singing that verse not really knowing what it meant,” he continued, “eventually I wrote another verse to the song. I realized I was onto something that was special to me.”
Blake felt such a strong urge to complete the song that he recruited husband-and-wife songwriters Jessie Alexander and John Randall to help him finish it.
“It turned out to be one of my favorite songs that I’ve ever been a part of as a writer,” said Blake, “and if you get a chance to listen to it you’ll understand why.”
The comforting “Savior’s Shadow” was digitally released on April 8, 2016. Watch the music video for the song below.