Music makes us look inward at ourselves and upward toward God. We pray that these new releases help you listen to your inner self as well as hear the voice of God speak directly to you.
Jon Guerra: Little Songs (Essential Records)
In Little Songs, Jon Guerra takes everyday scenarios, well known bible stories, difficult moments and turns them into thought provoking poetry that compels you to worship an incredibly powerful and loving God. Though it seems like we have little to offer such an amazing God, Guerra demonstrates that God given talent is all we need to turn little songs into tremendous offerings.
Anchor & Braille: Songs for the Late Night Drive Home (Tooth & Nail)
Stephen Christian, frontman for alternative rock band Anberlin, formed Anchor & Braille as a side project back in 2004. Having spent over a decade making waves in the alternative music world, Christian wanted to extend his talent beyond what was familiar. Songs For The Late Night Drive Home is a continuation of Stephen’s diverse sonic terrain. Not saturated with worship music, but affixed on issues that we face in our day-to-day life, Songs For The Late Night Drive Home helps listeners feel like they can connect with the rest of the world and still be a Christian.
Audrey Assad: Inheritance (Independent)
Audrey Assad does it all, she’s a singer, songwriter, musician, author, speaker and producer. Her latest album goes back to her roots as a demonstration of how she’s accomplished so much. Inheritance is a collection of hymns that pay homage to her childhood heritage and marries it with her current Catholic faith. Assad loves how hymns are sung as a congregation, no one is performing, but everyone is coming together to form one harmonious voice. This is the central hope of her album, that listeners will be encapsulated by the music, bringing them to a place of worship.
There’s a change in the atmosphere when we enter into a state of worship, and that is what Elevation Worship hopes happens when listeners engage in their newest album Here As In Heaven. The songs remind us of the presence of the Lord and how the Kingdom of God is here. It is thick, palpable – if we allow ourselves to enter into the sacred space of worship. Encouraging listeners to bring regrets and mistakes of their past to the altar, Here As In Heaven urges listeners to accept a grace that not only covers their struggles, but empowers them to rise up in victory.