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EXCLUSIVE: Lecrae Shares Inspiration Behind New Song For Octavia Spencer's New Film, 'The Shack'

The singer provides the perfect track for the new film, a poignant spiritual flick hitting theaters Friday. 
EXCLUSIVE: Lecrae Shares Inspiration Behind New Song For Octavia Spencer’s New Film, ‘The Shack’
Michael Rowe

Grammy-winning rapper and R&B artist Lecrae has released an infectious new song for the upcoming film The Shack, starring Octavia Spencer and Sam Worthington.

The film, based on the New York Times best-selling book of the same name, sees Worthington struggling with grief over the loss of his daughter. He returns to the shack where she may have been murdered, only to be met by God, played by Octavia Spencer. 

Discussing “River Of Jordan” and the new film, Lecrae says, “It really challenged me in a way because it made me think about my own relationship with my father and some of the unique struggles I have there and how self-righteous you can be in those situations.”

The song, which features singer-songwriter Breyan Isaac, is a soaring track about loss, finding yourself, and coming out of a rough patch on the other side. 

“I think the take away for people listening to the song is that none of us are perfect and we kind of have to drop this guard of self-righteousness and say ‘This is who I am. These are my flaws and if God can accept me, then other people should as well.'”

The Shack hits theaters March 3.