This is going to sound a bit silly and overly dramatic, but I really appreciated getting to listen to Austin French’s debut album. I hadn’t heard any of his previous work, so I wasn’t sure what to expect. A lot of pop artists write peppy sounding songs that make you feel happy while you listen to them, but I walked away from this album and I kept that joy just a little bit longer. It was refreshing to hear songs that actually helped me to remember how awesome it is that I’ve been saved and how blessed I should feel all the time.
In this video, the song “Alexander Hamilton” is made into a parody about Luke Son Of Anakin. Leia is Eliza, Darth Vader is Aaron Burr– it’s hilarious, clever, and oh-so-fun. My favorite line has to be this one:
I’ve been a fan of Phil Wickham for a while now. He just might have one of the best voices in Christian music. His songs are always an intricate weaving of words and music, which sounds obvious but so many artists today seem to just throw it all together in the studio. Wickham’s music reflects a painstaking attention to both sides o the coin: words that mean something and music that matches the words, both lifting the spirit to contemplate and celebrate Jesus.
Living Hope is Phil’s latest release, and it is like all the rest: incredible.
NAMO is a Nashville-based collaborative project produced by Asher Peterson and made up of various local artists’ vocals and lyrics. They released their first EP at the beginning of this year, entitled Rain.
Andy Mineo for me is usually a fun, more upbeat kinda rapper, but on this EP, things get serious. In these new songs, we get to “meet” a whole new side of Andy.
Each song on this album, flows easily into the song after it, giving this album a lot of unity. They are all connected in themes such as doubt, faith, feeling lost, and the beauty of God’s presence despite whatever we may be feeling. I am going to go a little deeper as I review each individual song below.
[Read more…] about ‘I: Arrow’ by Andy Mineo [Saturday Morning Review]
It has been a long time since I really got to sit down and listen to music and write, but that’s what babies will do to your schedule: poop all over it.