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Rebecca St. James Releases First New Studio Project in Four Years

Containing 12 new tracks, 11 penned by St. James herself, 'If I Had One Chance To Tell You Something' also marks the artist’s return to her rock roots.

Grammy and Dove Award winning artist Rebecca St. James’ newest studio album If I Had One Chance To Tell You Something released yesterday to retail stores everywhere.

The artist’s first new studio project in four years, If I Had One Chance To Tell You Something is St. James’ most revealing album to date and was inspired by a month-long retreat Rebecca attended in 2004 in L’Abri in the Swiss Alps.

“My month there was so inspiring – personally, spiritually, and creatively,” St. James said in a statement released by EMI CMG. “God did an amazing amount of ‘heart make-over’ on me while I was at L’Abri. I think there’s a feeling and an undertone of depth and vulnerability on this new album that I think largely came from this experience.”

Part of St. James’ “heart make-over” includes a new desire in the artist for honesty - with her fans, herself, and with God.

“For a long time I thought – ‘I’ve got to buck up and be strong. I’ve got to put on a brave face – and get through this near burn-out or that discouraging time in my life,’” said St. James. “God has really seriously changed my thinking on this. When you take off the mask, you relate at a base level to everyone else who has been through the pain – and everyone has. Honesty promotes intimacy and promotes us together relying on God. True honesty is beautiful.”

Containing 12 new tracks, 11 penned by St. James herself, If I Had One Chance To Tell You Something also marks the artist’s return to her rock roots.

“I am very much of a Rock Chick,” St. James told BREATHEcast.com. “I’ve been making worship albums for my last few albums, and I think that kind of took my music soft at certain points. I love worship music, and there are about two worship songs in this new album. But I also love doing straight-up songs that are just about the Christian life.”

If I Had One Chance To Tell You Something is available for a limited time in a Special Edition DVD packaging that includes two bonus acoustic tracks, concert footage, a photo galley, and a vellum overlay cover with deluxe photo booklet and song by song content.

St. James will launch a tour with BarlowGirl in February to promote her new album, with details forthcoming.

For more information, log on to www.rsjames.com.

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