Music Inspired by the Chronicles of
By Hannah Goodwyn
Open the wardrobe door and enter C. S. Lewis’ enchanted
land with EMI Music’s new collection album, Music
Inspired by The Chronicles of Narnia. The who’s who
in Christian music come together on this new CD inspired by the classic
tale of two sons of Adam and two daughters of Eve who change the
course of a bewitched kingdom. It features 11 original songs from
Steven Curtis Chapman, Nichole Nordeman, Kutless, Rebecca St. James,
Chris Tomlin, and more contemporary artists.
Chronicles of Narnia fans who are anxiously waiting for the December
9th release of Disney’s The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe
will enjoy passing the time listening to this great album. Even those
who haven’t experienced this timeless tale will love the unique
sounds and inspirational lyrics that tell a part of the beloved adventure
through reflection and response in every artists own musical way.
GRAMMY award-winning band Jars of Clay brings their lyrical talents
to this project in their original song, “Waiting for the World
to Fall.” This smooth folk-rock style “talks about wanting
to be removed from maybe our regular, mundane, or gray life,”
lead singer Dan Haseltine said.
The David Crowder Band adds a disco-flavored song that points to things
in life we would betray God to have. “Turkish Delight” is
a beat-driven tune with its straight-forward lyrics that confess to
loving the things of this world too much. Another favorite is tobyMac’s
rockin’ song, “New World,” which gets to the heart
of what Lucy discovers in the spare room of Professor Kirke’s
old country house.
Rocker Jeremy Camp shares his powerful voice and message through his
song, “Open Your Eyes.” This track is from Edmund’s
perspective, and talks of the selfish desires he had that caused him
to forget about the people he would hurt. It is about “opening
up your eyes to see the warning signals of ‘don’t get involved
in this, this could lead to danger.’ To really see beyond the
blinders of the selfish things that we want to do, that get in the way
sometimes,” Jeremy said.
Each track touches on a different part of Lewis’ story, and brings
it to life through great music and strong lyrics. This album mixes different
song styles for listeners, from the popular rock sound of Kutless to
the strong ballad style of Nichole Nordeman.
Listen to a 30-second sample of each song:
for the World to Fall” – Jars of Clay
Your Eyes” – Jeremy Camp
You” – Steven Curtis Chapman
4. “Hero” – Bethany Dillon
5. “Stronger” – Delirious?
6. “Lion” – Rebecca St. James
World” – tobyMac
Will Believe” – Nichole Nordeman
Delight” – David Crowder Band
Than It Seems” – Kutless
the One” – Chris Tomlin
Prepare yourself for the upcoming movie release by blessing your ears
and heart with this great album filled with contemporary tunes highlighting
the talents of some of the best in the Christian music business as
they celebrate the C. S. Lewis’ timeless story.
Order your copy of Music Inspired by the
Chronicles of Narnia CD
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