Ivan & Alyosha “Running for Cover” We had the privilege of see I&A play at SXSW ‘13. They have an incredible stage presence, exuding whimsical pleasure in performing. This song makes my head start to move right when it begins playing. Often I’ll find myself singing the chorus aloud at work.
The Avett Brothers “I and Love and You” I was late on The Avett Brothers bandwagon. I first heard this song as they played it live on the set of The Jimmy Kimmel shows in Brooklyn the week after Superstorm Sandy last year. I was hooked. Their passion paired with tight transitions and great lyrics made me a fan.
Angus & Julia Stone “Mango Tree” We heard this song playing at dusk in a cute shop in Bergen, Norway. Sophie asked the clerk what was playing and she left the register, went to the back, turned off the music to check the iPod, and came back with this song written on a Post-it note. Good vibes right from its beginning in our collection. This song is a winner.
Scripture: Psalm 101:1
"I will sing of your love and justice; to you, Lord, I will sing praise"
What songs inspire you or take you to another place?