Acclaimed Bethel Music worship collective singer/songwriter Kalley is set to step into the solo spotlight with a two-EP debut October 25. Birthed in the aftermath of last year’s California wildfires, the alt-pop/electronic Faultlines Vol. 1 and Faultlines Vol. 2 overarchingly reaffirm Kalley’s trust in the God who doesn’t run from disaster.
Produced by LaeL (Anberlin, Number One Gun), Faultlines Vol. 1 is hallmarked by six songs of breakthrough and unbridled expectation. Highlights include the upbeat opener and lead single, “Oasis,” and the joyful “In The Middle,” both proclaiming God’s sovereignty in every situation; as well as “Alabaster Heart,” an offering of surrender originally inspired during a time of worship. A live version of the latter song will be available October 4, along with a music video.
The introspectively-focused Faultlines Vol. 2 was produced by Jason Ingram (Lauren Daigle, Cory Asbury) and also features six selections. The EP is epitomized by the deeply vulnerable track “Sanctuary.” Written after the wildfires as Kalley struggled with fear and survivor’s guilt, the song gives way to ultimate hope, praising the One who will “be my fence, my safety net, my reinforcing.”
“His presence is the answer we’re looking for—the nearness of God is what I need in these situations,” explains Kalley of the prevailing theme of both EPs. “When everyone else is running away, Jesus moves in and isn’t worried about the mess of it all. I see a Jesus not scared of our questions, running into the rubble, right there waiting, all that we need. Many of these songs came from unpacking that theme, as well as grappling with my own journey of letting go of control and trusting that He is Emmanuel, God with us.”
“These songs are a souvenir behind the bigger process,” she adds. “It’s special to feel like you have something you can give away as a result of what you’ve walked through. He uses and redeems our circumstances, and I hope these songs can be a part of other people’s journeys as well.”
A veteran member of the Bethel Music worship collective, Kalley Heiligenthal also serves as a second-year worship pastor at Bethel’s School of Supernatural Ministry. Co-writer of the popular praise anthem “Ever Be,” which was nominated for a 2017 Dove Award for Worship Song of the Year, Kalley’s “Every Crown” is featured on Bethel Music’s latest Dove-nominated, best-selling compilation VICTORY. She is slated to be part of “The VICTORY Tour,” hitting 10 cities across the country this fall. Showcased on Bethel Music’s first Spanish language release, Bethel Music En Español, singing “Por Siempre” and “Sopla Espíritu,” Kalley is also featured on the Bethel Music compilations Starlight (2017), Have it All (2016) and We Will Not Be Shaken (2015). She continues to minister internationally with Bethel Music and lives in Redding, California, with her husband and two daughters.