It's been a musical kind of week....
- Derek Webb released his new album 'Ctrl'
Ctrl is both simple and complex, beautiful and haunting. And as always, his lyrics are thought provoking and convicting.... The very reason I love Derek Webb's work.
- Not so new is Regina Spektor's latest album 'What We Saw From the Cheap Seats', which I finally purchased this week.
Known for her vocal acrobatics and quirky style mixed with classical piano... this album does not disappoint! Neither do Regina's poetic lyrics.... from "there's a small town in my mind" to "the piano is not firewood yet" to "you love 'em till they can't recall who they are again".
Also, her story is pretty interesting- her family fled eastern Europe in the 80's as Jewish refugees (you can hear about it here.)
- I also finally got The Avett Brothers album 'I and Love and You'.
"There’s a darkness upon me that’s flooded in lightWhat more can I say?! The whole album is brilliant.....
In the fine print, they tell me what’s wrong and what’s right
And it comes in black, and it comes in white
And I’m frightened by those who don’t see it"
- And finally, I once again got to see Katie Herzig and Butterfly Boucher live in Sydney.
So much beautiful art to behold....