Walk on Water by Thirty Seconds to Mars

This song is like my “outro theme” or anthem for the end of my 2017…I made some big choices without certain safety nets in places because it was a gut/faith move I felt deep in my soul that it was the right thing to do and that I would be ok as long as I walked in faith. I heard this song a couple days after my plans set in motion and I’ve been playing it on loop ever since. It’s a powerful song, gorgeous male voices, powerful percussion and chanting war cries that dare to run towards the future I want with arms outstretched, no turning back. And I’m pumped.

I believe I can win this fight tonight.

~Jamie

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Dracula by Bea Miller

I really like this song about loving the bad boys, especially the title reference to the classic vampire Dracula. He’s so much badder…yet classier… than Edward Cullen. This is one of those songs I heard and couldn’t stop listening to on repeat for a good 48 hours. XD

~Jamie

When Christian Music Actually Rocks

Christian music is one of the very few genres I generally dislike. No, not like good ol’ hymns, but like modern contemporary Christian music; THEY ALL SOUND THE SAME. The music sounds repetitive, boring, full of shallow lyrics and the same three chords reused over and over and over and over…..

But there’s always exceptions to the rules. XD Today I’m going to share a few tracks from Christian groups or artists that I actually really love!

Crazy by Newsboys. This song, and the following songs, come from a special, secret source of mine who’s very familiar with Christian rock and sent me amazing links starting with this one. I loved this the moment the song began thanks to the minor key it was set in. The following ambient darkness and rich vocals totally captured my imagination. It made me rethink that all modern Christian music sucks. Because this freaking doesn’t: this freaking ROCKS.

Happiness by NEEDTOBREATHE. Again, what always grab is a sick beat and rhythm that plays with the melody that’s not easy for my mind to learn or predict. The vocal power in this song is crazy great too. I enjoy how the keys changes from minor to major and back again. I love the words too; they’re lyrics I can relate too, searching for forgiveness in tje hope of happiness.

Holy Water by Switchfoot. It took all but a few seconds to be sold on this song. THAT MINOR KEY THO. I don’t even care that this song is a little on the slower pace. It still really really rocks; the guitar work is utter magic to my ears. And those vocals are so so sweet.

~Jamie