Music



Faith’s Paradox: A Review of Desolation & Consolation by Drew Miller

By J Lind

I’m writing from Princeton’s Pyne Rotunda, a stained-glass sanctuary for students who haven’t finished their readings but are, consciously or not, setting themselves up for defeat. One of the problems is the furniture: this corner has a sunken armchair with a cushioned footrest, inviting you to lounge on the pretense of “focus.” I’ve fallen asleep in this same chair several times before, usually after ten minutes of head-bobbing and the realization that I’d just re-read the same passage twice without understanding any of it.

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Rehearsing the Story: Our 2019 Advent Playlist

By Chris Thiessen

Advent is here! Our four-week season of anticipating Christ’s birth began yesterday, offering us time to reflect on our brokenness and hope for the joy set before us.

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New Release: Spirit by Jeremy Casella

By The Rabbit Room

Today is a good day, because it’s the day that Spirit by Jeremy Casella is finally and officially out in the world. Celebrate with us and give this album a listen!

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Making the Unbelievable Believable: An Interview with Jason Gray

By Matt Conner

A few weeks ago, Matt Conner got the chance to sit down and talk with Jason Gray about all the elements in his life that have combined to make his newest project, Order, Disorder, Reorder, and we’re pleased to share that conversation with you here on the blog.

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Comfort, Comfort: A Review of Spirit by Jeremy Casella

By Drew Miller

As the closing notes of Jeremy Casella’s new album ring out, I find myself exhaling, my body and mind having settled deeply into sounds and words that evoke comfort, peace, and that most distinct of emotions—joy born of sorrow.

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I Would Do It All Again: A Review of For What It’s Worth by J Lind

By Drew Miller

I’ll begin with something of a confession: While I enjoy lots of music, and there’s an abundance of excellent artists and well-crafted songs these days, and it’s marvelous to behold—very rarely do I hear a song or album that I wholeheartedly love, that speaks to me on a visceral level.

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Introducing a New Song: “Grace”

By Drew Miller

This song began with a dream that my wife, Kelsey, had, in which a group of well-dressed, professional-looking young men filed quietly into our house and proceeded to steal all our belongings, filling cardboard boxes with everything they could find.

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Infant Born of Glory: A Review of Behold the Lamb of God

By Chris Thiessen

This Christmas season marks twenty years of Andrew Peterson’s Behold the Lamb of God. Wow. What can I say about an album so beloved by so many people? Some of you were there in 1999 when AP first took his show on the road. I was four. My first Behold the Lamb experience didn’t come until just last year, and I feel like that negates anything I have to say about this record.

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Celebrating Release Day for Behold the Lamb of God

By The Rabbit Room

Today brings the brand new, 2019 Behold the Lamb of God album recording, featuring familiar voices and a few new ones, produced by Ben Shive.

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Dream War: An Interview with Ella Mine

By Chris Thiessen

Earlier this year, I had the privilege of attending the debut of Ella Mine’s concept show Dream War. The conceptual project delves into the depths of hopelessness, pain, and internal turmoil with such grit and vulnerability, yet it offers a beam of light to those who find themselves in the midst of similar fights. From beginning to end, the show’s poetic songwriting and diverse art rock sensibilities display Ella’s passion and intense dedication to the project. “I’ve given myself completely to this work,” she tells me at a local coffee shop. “I love all the music projects I’m involved in, but when I started writing Dream War I realized this is what I need to do.”

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Desolation EP: Now Available in the Rabbit Room Store

By The Rabbit Room

Drew Miller’s new project, set to release October 4th, is now available exclusively in the Rabbit Room Store for the next week. And it includes an unreleased bonus track, supplemental videos about the project, and beautiful liner notes in PDF form.

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An Autumnal Playlist

By Chris Thiessen

Autumn is an unthoughtful friend. Though it’s scheduled to arrive this Monday, the relentless sun ensures we’re still baking in late October, rendering us as overdone as a neglected apple pie on Thanksgiving. Autumn finally embraces us with cool weather just as Halloween passes by and the retail stores intensify our cravings for a snowy Christmas (which we know will actually be 70 degrees and sunny). I feel cheated, and yet, Autumn is my favorite season of all.

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