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Singer/Songwriter


Genre: Singer-Songwriter, Acoustic, Folk, Ambient

The man behind The Followers and Pilgrim, Josh White now releases a heart-felt and intimate solo acoustic album. This track, ‘Enclosed By You’ presents a conversation between Josh and God, with Josh’s doubt leading to him questioning God’s love, with God’s response of “I will never leave you” as the chorus, emphasised by the beautiful harmonies. Emotionally transparent, powerful and reflective this track is a remarkable piece of music, from an inspiring album.

Lyrics:
Will You stay with me,
When I forget You’re there?
Will You still love me,
When my love lingers elsewhere?

I hear you softly speaking,
Secrets that enclose
Words that softly linger,
With sweet repose

“I will never leave you
Leave you waiting ’round
I’m the One who’s been waiting
For you to turn around
For you to turn around”

How can I contain You
When You contain everything?
The house of my soul is far too small
Still I will sing

I hear you softly speaking,
Secrets that enclose
Words that softly linger,
With sweet repose

“I will never leave you
Leave you waiting ’round
I’m the One who’s been waiting
For you to turn around
For you to turn around”

Enclosed by You
In close I see
I am in You
And You are in me

Purchase ‘Absolution’ from iTunes:
United Kingdom:
https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/absolution/id789899274
United States of America:
https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/absolution/id789899274

Or download the album for free from Noisetrade!
http://noisetrade.com/joshalexanderwhite/absolution

For more info on Josh White visit:
https://www.facebook.com/joshwhitemusic
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Genre: Gospel, Singer-Songwriter, Rhythm & Blues, Pop.

Member of the Deeper Well Collective, Liz Vice released her first solo album earlier this week. Drawing on the influence of 60/70s gospel and R&B as well as a head nod or two to contemporary singers like Adele & Duffy, Liz Vice beautifully combines the old & the new on this record.

Lyrics:
Empty me out / Fill me with You
Lord there is nothing / I can give to You
I lay down my life / Here at Your feet
You give me life / So completely

I died with You / Was buried with You
The moment I believed
I rose with You / Ascended with You
Into the Heavenlies
Lord, it’s not me / It’s You inside of me
Jesus, You are all / These eyes can see
Purchase ‘There’s A Light’ from iTunes:
United Kingdom:
https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/theres-a-light/id789588957
United States of America:
https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/theres-a-light/id789588957

Or download the album for free from Noisetrade!
http://noisetrade.com/lizvice/theres-a-light

For more info on Liz Vice visit:
https://www.facebook.com/LizViceMusic
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Genre: Rock, Blues, Singer-Songwriter

Singer-Songwriter, John Ball, released his first EP earlier this year that showcases his diverse songwriting abilities. Expanding across several genres the EP is a great first release from John, ending with this great melodic blues/rock track discussing his frustration over habitual sin and temptation.

Purchase ‘John Ball’ from iTunes:
United Kingdom:
https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/john-ball-ep/id646951721
United States of America:
https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/john-ball-ep/id646951721

For more info on John Ball visit:
http://johnballmusic.com/

Photography by Katherine W. Shaw
http://www.flickr.com/photos/kwshaw/
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Genre: Worship, Acoustic, Folk, Indie, Singer-Songwriter

The title track from his forthcoming record, ‘Anchor’ is John Tibb’s telling of leaving comfort and safety for God’s calling, comparing the experience to a ship setting sail to the unknown. The album ‘Anchor’ was funded by fans through Kickstarter and was in September this year. This is the Indianapolis worship leader’s third release, following on from his 2010 ‘Origins’ and his 2012 ‘Swallowing Death, Breathing Life’.

*Update

Due to featuring John Tibbs on the blog, a motion graphic/film-maker named Patrick Flynn got in touch with John saying that he’d like to work with him in future. As a result of this contact, John Tibbs has now released a lyric video for his song Abraham, check it out:

Until ‘Anchor’ is released, you can purchase John Tibb’s other music here:
United Kingdom:
https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/anchor-ep/id689032119
United States of America:
https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/anchor-ep/id689032119

For more info on John Tibbs visit:
http://www.johntibbsmusic.com/

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Genre: Acoustic, Folk, Singer-Songwriter, Hymn

Originally written in 1901 by Maltbie D. Babcock, ‘This Is My Father’s World’ has been rerecorded by the talented singer/songwriter Wilder Adkins. Wilder’s folksy guitar playing brings a beautiful gentleness to this tune, perfectly complimenting the lyrics. This track is part of a hymn album that Wilder released in 2011 titled Oak & Apple, links below.

Lyrics:
This is my Father’s world, and to my listening ears 
All nature sings, and round me rings the music of the spheres. 
This is my Father’s world: I rest me in the thought 
Of rocks and trees, of skies and seas; 
His hand the wonders wrought. 

This is my Father’s world, the birds their carols raise, 
The morning light, the lily white, declare their Maker’s praise. 
This is my Father’s world: He shines in all that’s fair; 
In the rustling grass I hear Him pass; 
He speaks to me everywhere. 

This is my Father’s world. O let me ne’er forget 
That though the wrong seems oft so strong, God is the ruler yet. 
This is my Father’s world, why should my heart be sad? 
The lord is King—let the heavens ring.
God reigns—let the earth be glad. 

This is my Father’s world. I walk a desert lone. 
In a bush ablaze to my wondering gaze God makes His glory known. 
This is my Father’s world, a wanderer I may roam 
Whate’er my lot, it matters not, 
My heart is still at home. 

This is my Father’s world: the battle is not done: 
Jesus who died shall be satisfied, 
And earth and Heav’n be one.

Purchase ‘Oak & Apple’ from iTunes:
United Kingdom:
https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/oak-apple/id471450926
United States of America:
https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/oak-apple/id471450926

Also find it on NoiseTrade
http://noisetrade.com/wilderadkins/oak-apple-a-lo-fi-hymnal

For more info on Wilder Adkins visit:
http://wilderadkins.bandcamp.com/

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Genre: Worship, Acoustic, Singer/Songwriter, Classical,

Following on from the last upload, here is another song from a member of The Door Of Hope Church, this time it’s ‘Healer’ by Holly Ann. With just a piano to accompany her, Holly Ann delivers a powerful yet intimate performance on this hauntingly beautiful worship track.

Lyrics:
At my worst
yet You are always by my side
And still my doubts
they get the best of me

Consuming fire
It seems I am cold as ice
Come lift me higher
I long to follow You

Heal me
Comfort me
in these storms that I create
When I turn away
would You follow me?
Seems I’m always walking away
but its always, always Your grace
that leads me back home

Protect me, oh Lion
Comfort me, oh Lamb
I need You, I’m crying out
Lift me up on eagles wings

You are my home

Buy Healer from iTunes as part of the Deeper Well Collective’s album:
United Kingdom:
https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/deeper-well/id594588741
United States of America:
https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/deeper-well/id594588741

For more info on Holly Ann visit:
http://www.hollyannmusic.com/

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Dear Listener,

I hope that this mixtape exposes you to some new music – that you may discover musicians and bands you perhaps had not previously heard. If so, I encourage you to look up the artists’ other music – use this mixtape as a springboard for hearing more music.

I also hope that this mixtape shows you just how diverse Christian music is – just like the body of Christ which has created it. If there are genres on here that you wouldn’t usually listen to, don’t just skip past them, try hearing something new! I believe that each genre serves different purposes, thereby meaning that no one genre is necessarily better than another, but each has their own perks.

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In Christ,
Stephen Bradley,
TheGoodChristianMusicBlog.com