Here are the new releases for this week that include...
Point of Grace - A Thousand Little Things - Curb Records - Word
The women of Point of Grace are celebrating 20 years together, and with this celebration they offer A Thousand Little Things. Brimming with the beautiful harmonies, encouraging lyrics, and graceful melodies that Shelley Breen, Denise Jones, and Leigh Cappillino are known for, A Thousand Little Things reminds us to be mindful of the multitude of blessings God has given us. The band also flexed their songwriting skills on this album, penning three songs, including the uplifting, instantly appealing title track. Several tracks on the record have a more reflective feel, mirroring what each woman was experiencing in her personal life in her relationships with family and friends. The ladies of Point of Grace remind us all to be grateful for the thousand little things we'll experience today, from a warm cup of coffee in the morning to a bedtime novel at night.
Deitrick Haddon Presents Voices of Unity - A Beautiful Soul: Music Inspired by the Motion Picture - Taseis Media Group - Word
The movie, A Beautiful Soul, is a modern urban tale loosely based on a popular Dickens story (A Christmas Carol), which stars the uber-talented Deitrick Haddon in his second major motion picture role. The film tells the story of a cynical R&B star whose life's path leads him back to his Gospel roots. To tell this musical story, Haddon enlisted the help of an eclectic mix of Gospel and R&B stars such as Kierra 'KiKI' Sheard, Canton Jones, Faith Evans, and Fonzworth Bentley just to name a few.
Karen Davis - Songs in the Night - Galilee of the Nations - Provident
Karen Davis is one the most recongnizable women in Messianic worship. She has set a standard for passionate worship rooted in the rich sounds of the Holy Land. Songs of the Night is a gift of encouragement. Birthed on the Mount Carmen, Israel fromt he tensions an dturmoil surrounding this embattled nation, 13 songs of victory, hope, and comfort - in both Hebrew and English - inspire and empower listeners of every nation, even in the midst of the world's end-time battles. God promises every believer that when we enter into our night seasons, His song will alsways be with us (Psalm 42:8).
Here is one of her songs from an earlier album...
Lara Landon - Overcome - New Day
Singer-songwriter Lara Landon’s career began with opportunities most only dream about. Landon’s debut album, Beloved, was produced by GRAMMY® award-winning talent Michael Omartian (Amy Grant, Christopher Cross, Rod Stewart). In fact, the Beloved recording process proved to be not only the chance of a lifetime but also breeding grounds for her artistry, as she was able to work with well-respected songwriter/producers like Jason Ingram, Plumb and Mitch Dane. In 2011 Landon submerged herself in writing and recording songs that reflected the past few years and her new life experiences. “I wanted this album to truly reflect my heart and, most of all, I wanted to offer it up at every stage to God for His approval,” she says. “I promised myself, for this project, I would try my best to quiet the voice inside my head that was concerned with what people would think and focus on what I thought God was directing me to do.” The subsequent album is covered with Landon’s fingerprints, reflecting her intuitive lyrics and unique melodies. Overcome showcases an eclectic yet cohesive pallet of lush arrangements and melodic, piano-driven pop, venturing into the folk realm but ultimately more reminiscent of fellow female innovators Imogen Heap, Plumb and Kate Bush. It’s evident Landon was not afraid to explore new stylistic elements by incorporating Hebrew lyrics, Middle Eastern percussion and Spanish guitar. The songs are intentionally sequenced to tell the songwriter’s story, leading the listener through a musical journey from desperation to hope.