Ok – I’m about to do something that I never thought in 10,000 years I’d do.
Endorse Christian music.
Don’t get me wrong, I have NOTHING against religions (minus Scientology). It’s just I’ve never had a great love for Christian music. I think I’d rather vote democrat before listening to worship music. It’s almost always a knock off version of what was popular 6 years ago, lacking any form of subtlety or originality.
At this point in my life I can, with 100% certainty, say there exists only two Christian bands that I can listen to for pleasure.
One is NEEDTOBREATHE.
The other is Savannah Ellis.
Katie and Savannah are great friends, having met while in school at Belmont. She’s kinda like Tonks in Harry Potter, mainly because I’m pretty sure her hair color changes based off of her moods.
She’s the real deal.
Like, I don’t think I’ve ever heard her say a mean thing about anything. Ever. Me? I just yelled at a banana like 5 minutes ago for not peeling correctly. A banana…
She’s just so much better than everything else I’ve heard in the genre. Shimmering tones, haunting melodies, complex and interesting instrumentation…I could go on and on. She hasn’t just copied the popular sound of the day and slapped some lyrics about Jesus on it. She’s crafted something entirely her own. It’s personal, flawed and unafraid to question.
Aspiring Christian musicians, please take note. We need more Savannah Ellis and less of everything else.