Here at Hilltop two things remain unfailingly true;
1. There is always food!
2. We are music lovers!
Hilltop functions almost always include both of these, and so we decided to share our love of music with everyone! Starting today, we will be reviewing music and artists that share our values. The first artist we are going to feature is Lauren Daigle! Perhaps you've heard of her, recently she has grown in popularity winning an AMA and even being endorsed by fellow recording artist and outspoken Christian, Selena Gomez.
Last week on our Facebook, we shared one of the songs from her newest album, Look Up Child, which we have been playing non-stop in our office! Daigle co-wrote 12 of the 13 tracks on her sophomore album. The record displays a wholehearted sincerity in her faith, an indisputable fact driven home in the 13 tracks on the album. That sincerity is what reached us. Within it, you can really gain a sense of a young woman who is challenged daily in her relationship with Christ, and songs that leave the listener with words to ruminate on after you've stopped listening.
On the subject of her album, and its title, Daigle has said; "I want this to be such a record of joy, such a record of hope, that people experience a childlikeness again. In the time of making this record, I had to remember who I was as a child. I want people to reflect on, 'The innocence of my childhood … how do I see myself through those eyes again? How do I love myself like that again? Where's that joy? Where's that hope?'"
Bold questions indeed, ones that we should never stop asking ourselves as we grow not only with our relationship with Christ, but in our relationship with the world around us!
Check out the title track from Lauren's Look up Child below. The full album is available now on iTunes, Amazon, Spotify, and Google Music.