Reason to sing

Sorry I've been MIA for the last week. I came down with a nasty sinus infection last week that knocked me out. But I'm back, and bound and determined to write up here a few times this week. Today is Tuesday, which means... new music!!

Honestly, I love waking up on Tuesdays (or staying up on Monday nights) to be able to listen to new music.

When it comes to music, I am ravenous. I devour songs and albums very quickly. I find them on Rdio or in iTunes, and wind up listening to them, repeatedly, until I can simply wear them out. So my appetite for new music -- for new sounds, for new lyrics that help articulate the emotions I feel, for new albums that move me and speak to me and inspire me-- is unending.

Today, All Sons and Daughters release their second EP, Reason to Sing:

They released the song "Reason to sing" ย as a live track sometime last year, and it quickly became a song of my heart in this past season. There are times when we are broken or sad, and it is simply hard to sing. When we're in seasons that are painful, or seasons that we don't understand, it can be hard to sing. How can we praise God for the pain? And so we ask for a reason to sing... to be reminded of who God is, that He is good, that He is here, and that He is at work. Like All Sons and Daughters sing, "I need to know that You're still holding the whole world in Your hands; that is a reason to sing."

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y56nxe5HeFI] I've listened to the album a couple times now, and while I like all the tracks, "Oh Our Lord" and "Wake Up" are standing out to me right now.

Go grab this album. It's only $6, and the songs will speak to your heart and soul and cause you to worship God. You won't be disappointed.