Forty-two year old, Paul Layton Cardall, is an American composer, pianist, and music producer. He is well-known for his original, inspiring compositions and arrangements of various hymns. His genre of music is generally classified as New Age, Classical, and Religious.
Cardall is also a medical wonder in his own right. Having suffered from a congenital heart defect throughout his childhood. At one point in his life he was given only days to live, but he miraculously defied medical expectations while enduring a series of surgeries and illnesses. He found comfort in music and began piano lessons at the age of eight, but quit six months later because he became frustrated with the practice routines. It would be a decade before he would play again. After the tragic loss of a high school friend in a car accident, he composed a musical tribute and has been creating beautiful, inspirational music ever since.
He recently released a new music video from his latest album, 40 Hymns for 40 Days. The video is entitled “Father in Heaven” and depicts the temptations that the Savior faced as He sojourned in the wilderness. The arrangement for the video was inspired by the scriptures recorded in Matthew 4:1-2 and Hebrews 2:18.