In the vast amount of music I’ve listened to over the years, there are only a few albums that I’d call “transcendent,” and that looks awfully dramatic now that I see it in writing. But I don’t know how else to put it, other than they refuse to stay in the background whenever I listen to them, or I can pop them in the CD player anytime and feel carried to another place.
Anyway. What I’m trying to say is Death in Reverse, Jeremy Casella’s 2014 album, is on that special short list. I like to pull it out around Holy Week or the first turn of spring, when I need songs of warmth and resurrection. And if you haven’t had a chance to hear it yet, well hey, you can download it for free right now! And you must, because it’s perfect for your Easter soundtrack.
Jen Rose Yokel is a poet, freelance writer, and spiritual director. Her words have appeared at She Reads Truth, CCM Magazine, and other publications, and she released her first poetry collection Ruins & Kingdoms in 2015. Originally from Central Florida, she now makes her home in Fall River, Massachusetts with her husband Chris, where you can find her enjoying used bookstores and good coffee.