09 July 2007
a cd to recommend
i'm sure i've blogged about them before. i know i have. but it needs to be said again that if you haven't checked out The Innocence Mission, you really should. they offer wonderful, heartfelt, poetic music that is wholesome without being. . . dorky.
the lead songwriters are a husband and wife team--karen and don peris. they are religious, but it comes across in their music as spiritual more than religious. at least to me. i'm not christian, so i appreciate this. karen is the lyricist and she writes about the most everyday things, really. but she does it in such a way that you're like, "man. i wish i could have said it like that." she puts words to feelings and. . . moments that pass most people by. yet, she celebrates them. i love that about her.
not too long ago, they put out an album of lullabies. it's mostly cover songs, but also a couple originals that they wrote for their kids and it's just beautiful. whenever we are in the car and we need some chill time, i put this on and everyone mellows out. it's dreamy and sweet and i am thankful to have it . . . and all their music!