The official video for Josh Blakesley Band’s “You Are The Light” is now out and it is fantastic! If you’d like to read my review of the entire album, check it out here.
“O happy fault—o happy fault / That gained for us so great a Redeemer.” Thus begins the first track of Audrey Assad’s new album, Fortunate Fall. These familiar words, inspired by St. Augustine’s writings on the fall of humanity and sung at Easter vigil, set the tone for Assad’s first independent release. From the first to the last track, this is not just another album. It is deep in its spirituality and unabashedly praiseful in its lyrics. Her strengths lie […]
Today’s Music Monday selection is “Pompeii” by Bastille. The song is influenced by the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius, which buried Pompeii, in 79 AD. If you listen to the lyrics carefully you’ll hear words that capture what that day may have felt like for its victims. But, the song is so much more that just about a volcano eruption. There is a deeper message about humanity here. The lyrics say: But if you close your eyes, Does it almost feel […]
I’ve been in love with this song ever since I heard it the first time. The above is an acoustic rendition of the song that the band, We As Human, performed for Nashville’s OneOne7 TV. To listen to the full original track, be sure to check out the Spotify link below. The lyrics of this song remind me of one of the most powerful truths I’ve recognized in the past few years. We are most ourselves when we are broken. […]
This is my soul’s song of everyday, perfectly captured in the lyrics by Matt Maher and the voices of Matt and Audrey Assad (two favorites of this blog). I live each day so grateful of God’s love and grace. It is the recognition that I am not alone and that the love that God has for me allows me to be more of who I am meant to be and more capable of loving. I need his love and grace […]
I’m bringing Music Mondays back to Through A Glass Onion and I’m kicking it off with “Marchin On” by OneRepublic. There’s something special about this song. I first encountered it when I was looking for the perfect song to use before or after a retreat talk I gave a few months back. Not only is the song catchy, but the lyrics are inspiring. I hope it inspires you readers to keep on marching no matter what obstacles you’re currently facing. […]
Catholic singer-songwriter, Matt Maher, has made it into the Contemporary Christian Music scene and is evangelizing in big and small ways.
Divine Comedy by Jackie Francois (spiritandsong.com, 2012) Jackie François has released her anticipated second album. Divine Comedy is a follow-up to her debut album, Your Kingdom is Glorious. Jackie, a multi-talented Catholic artist and speaker, is well-known for her work with young people and her advocacy of the Theology of the Body. She is a young woman dedicated to the Gospel and through words and actions is a role model for young people, especially girls. If you happen to follow Jackie […]
Looks like UK-based Ooberfuse will, once again, lend its talent to an important event. The Catholic Church, in the UK, has called upon the successful electro-pop band to write the soundtrack for its new nationwide vocations framework. Father Christopher Jamison, OSB, Director of the National Office for Vocation, commissioned the band following the global success of Heart’s Cry, the Church’s Youth Anthem for the visit of Pope Benedict XVI to the UK in September of 2010. “Call My Name” is […]