Monday, 7 July 2014

soundtrack of my life {lately}

quite a while ago, I read this post on (in)courage by the Nester, and ever since then I've been meaning to write this.

I have found that it is so true, that music can take you right back. A song can hold you during a certain time in your life, or you could just love hanging out with it, until there comes a time when you are about ready for a new one - but if you go and play the old one, after you've moved on, it still has the power to bring you right back to where you were.

And so I've been thinking about the songs that have been on my life's soundtrack the last year or so. I'm writing this to keep track of it for myself, and also to share some really awesome music with y'all :)

I'm very much an 'album' person (and what I mean by that is I will listen to an entire album over and over again for a long time.) Most of the music on this year's 'soundtrack' is like a whole album, or at least selections from an artist. There are a few special individual songs that I have held close :)

Without further ado, let me begin...

Last summer, Chris Tomlin's newest album, Burning Lights was being played over and over and over and over (and over). Pretty much from the end of WonderJAM until we went to Alberta last summer (and even after), this was definitely my favourite thing to listen to.

After Alberta, my two favourite songs from that album were Crown Him (Majesty) and Sovereign. (Sovereign especially) (another song that was special to me at that time was Taylor Swift - Enchanted)

As fall deepened, and winter came, the most played names on my list were probably Natalie Grant (the album Love Revolution and radio singles), and Mandisa (radio singles, Overcomer, Stronger, etc)

During the winter, and beginning of spring, I listened to a lot of worship music, Matt Maher (Lord, I Need You is a favourite), and Matt Redman (don't think I can pick a favourite ;))

April definitely had me listening to Frozen music (of course ;) haha!), and once Francesca Battistelli's newest album, If We're Honest, came out April 22, I pretty much listened to that non-stop until the end of May, when Love and the Outcome's album took its place.

Currently, the theme music for right now is still Love and the Outcome, as well as Rend Collective, the Art of Celebration.(this playlist on youtube)

I need the reminder that God truly is, bigger than any battle I'm facing, and better than ANYTHING I've been chasing.

What's the theme song for your life right now? :)


  1. This is great! I do love that music can take you back to that special place. I think music is powerful - it has power to encourage you, to make you sad, make you think, etc.

    Some of my favorite songs right now are: Mercy Tree by Lacey Sturm (you gotta look it up! It's AWESOME), Tell The World & Lucky Ones by LeCrae

    1. I agree Beka!
      Thanks so much for sharing some of your favourite songs - I love love love the Mercy Tree!! :)

  2. I love this! Certain songs/albums definitely take me back to specific periods of time!

    1. Thanks so much for stopping by Chantel! :)

  3. You listed some good albums! There are a few there I have not checked out yet. Right now, Bethel Music has a lot of songs that would be a part of my sound track right now. I also would place a song called shalom from a local worship team (the vous) on my soundtrack. I really like this post, it is neat how songs can take one back to different seasons in life.

    1. Thanks for your kind words Felecia!
      I will definitely take a listen to the music that you suggested, I love finding new artists and songs :)