I have to admit, before listening to this new CD, I wasn't very familiar with JJ Heller. I do LOVE her song: "What Love Really Means"....but that's honestly about the only one I know. I was thrilled to have the chance to check out more of her music.
I'm going to be really honest: the first time I listened to the CD, it didn't really grab me and beg me to come back and listen again. However, I was completely distracted and busy doing too many other things. I liked the music style, but I truly just didn't give it the attention it deserved.
I listened again.
And since then I've listened again and again....because oh my....it grabbed me. When my heart wasn't distracted and I stopped to listen to the words, I literally found myself in nearly every song. Tears fell. God was near. Hope was found. Fears released. Faith renewed.
These words are powerful. They are real. They are raw.
This isn't a jump up and down, hands in the air, worship cd. It IS a CD with an HONEST, introspective look at real life and how God is with us through every amazing moment and every heartbreaking disappointment. Above all, it's a reminder of LOVE.
I'm so glad I gave it another chance because it's quickly becoming a favorite. Nearly every song has a line that grabs my heart and won't let go. That is the beauty of HONESTY lyrics. Incredible lyrics.
I'm a new fan. Oh goodness!
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Music Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F8jilr8qsYU&feature=player_embedded
About JJ Heller's LOVED
When JJ Heller and her husband/co-writer, Dave, began writing for their sixth studio album LOVED, life looked a few shades darker, more painful and confusing than it had during the work on their work of the recent past. Over the past few years, the duo steered much of their material toward the whimsical and simple joys of life, love and new parenthood. But, when confronted by illness, death and broken marriages within their community, the Hellers chose to stay true to the weight of their season of life when crafting lyrics this time around.
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