I love music. I can’t play any instruments, not my talent. And singing is not my strongest skill, although I have sung in church and in a talent show one year with my oldest son. Don’t get too excited about that. I’m an alto or tenor. I can even sing bass if I go low. No variants of soprano in this gal…hasn’t been since I was 10 or so.
I’m not one of those writers that can listen to it as I write, but it has a heavy impact on my style. Lyrics are important to me. I like to listen and paint a picture in my head. Many songs, even when they are not by a “Christian” group, have God running through them. He is the master Musician and finding him in the words and notes is fairly easy for me.
I’m going to give a few links and I will add and update this post from time to time. Hopefully you will love some of them as much as I do. You never know, you may be inspired to write your own story, and we can never have enough great stories in the world.
I listened to the band The Rocket Summer a whole lot while writing I Am Ocilla.The very first song I heard by them was one called Never Knew. This band is on the line of Christian and mainstream. Have a listen and see if you hear what I hear?
Superchick has some wonderful lyrics and and awesome upbeat.
Many a night I have stayed up listening to Casting Crowns. If I must admit it, I have cried a lot in doing so.
Mercy Me is one of the first Christian groups I really felt deep in my bones. A real connection to God and other believers through song.
Peace, Love and God’s will