I wanted to share with you about two new Christian albums that have come out recently that I adore!
First things first...Crazy Love by Hawk Nelson. I have liked Hawk Nelson since I first heard them about 3 years ago. They have what I would describe as a light-hearted, fun sound. Definitely a sound that the younger crowd would like and since a lot of those younger people would consider me old, I guess a sound that old people like too. ;-) It's not just about a fun sound though, they are also all about substance in their lyrics. For instance, in their new single called Crazy Love they say..."We're the ones who believe in the things unseen. This home, this body is the in-between. We're the ones who fight down on our knees, who dare to love our enemies.
Love enemies. They say it sounds insane. We say that we've been changed by the power of crazy love. This world, it looks at us like we're ridiculous. Baby, it's all because of crazy love." When I hear these lyrics, I think of saying it like it is in a way that's easy for anyone to understand. It's acknowledging that people who don't know Christ think we're ridiculous and that we sound insane, but we know that we believe the truth because of His crazy love for us and the love He gives us for others. I LOVE that! Another of my favorite songs from the album is called My Next Breath and it talks about needing God more than my next breath. How true that is and how grateful I am to have Him. While I do like their sound, I really do believe that they are more of a young sound and if you're looking for an album for your pre-teen to teen, they are sure to love it!
Check out Crazy Love!
Next is an album called Anthem Songs by Aaron Gillespie. This is Aaron's debut solo album and I have to say it has become one of my favorite albums. I love the sound of his voice and I love the passion in the songs on this album. From one of my favorites (Hosanna) to a great new song called We Were Made for You. I really cannot say enough about the passion I hear in his music. I have to admit that I had never heard of Aaron Gillespie before this point, and just put the cd in to listen to one day while I was cleaning simply because I was sick of hearing the same songs over and over again on the radio. From the first song I was drawn in and listened closely to the whole album and then...I played it again. Every single song was great! Every single song had passion and meaning and just made me want to worship. I find myself walking around singing his songs all the time now and it brings a smile to my face every time one of the songs comes to mind. I HIGHLY recommend getting yourself this album. Trust me, you will love it! I really can't say enough good about it. I keep sharing his youtube videos on facebook so that all of my friends can hear him too. I seriously adore the album that much! You should definitely get it!
Listen to We Were Made for You! (I kind of think he has a Jonas Brothers sound in this song, what do you think? I think he sounds great!)
Disclosure: I was given these albums for free for review purposes from Overture Media. I was not compensated in any other way and my opinions in this review were in no way pursuaded by the company involved.