Mandisa Lynn Hundley professionally known as Mandisa, is an American gospel and contemporary Christian recording artist. Her career began as a contestant in the fifth season of American Idol, in which she finished in ninth place. She is the fifth American Idol alumna to win a Grammy Award, for her album Overcomer in the Best Contemporary Christian Music Album.
Bleed The Same is the 5th track on her (2017) “Out of the Dark” album. Mandissa’s inspiration for the song is as follows:
“My heart was broken at the state of our country. I felt like we were all fighting against one another. We just couldn’t get along. I realized we had the answer and that’s in 2 Chronicles 7:15 which says, “If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sins and will heal their land.”
“We are never going to find healing for our land by yelling and screaming at one another. We’re not gonna find it by fighting one another. They only way that we can do that is by coming together, by realizing that we may look different on the outside, but we all bleed the same on the inside. Let’s celebrate our differences, but let’s realize that the one thing that unites us and brings us together is the blood of Jesus.” –Mandisa.