Well, it's been a while since I've done anything with this site, but we'll start things up again with Lara Landon's new album, Overcome. I listened to it all in one sitting yesterday evening. The first thing I noticed is that the arrangements are different, more haunting, almost as if radio airplay was less of a focus than before. The lyrical depth hasn't changed, however. The album's booklet features Scripture tied to the beautifully spiritual songs.
There's the wise-beyond-her-years message of "Better For The Breaking", recognizing that coming through trials refines us. The sweet prayer of surrender that is "Defenseless" (which resonates with me right now). The plea of Jesus for us to come to Him for rest in "The Storm". Lara's music is haunting, triumphant and hopeful. I love the Middle Eastern influence in "Look East" and "Overcome", both songs of promises to come. The single, "I See God In You", is addressed to someone who reminds her of God's work and qualities. Another highlight is the gorgeously worded "I Want You". It's similar to something Christy Nockels might sing. "The River" also stands out as a song of broken relationships and second chances.
If you're looking for a unique album with deep lyrics, Overcome is worth checking out.
Visit Lara's website @ http://www.laralandon.com
Check out her artist profile on NRT @ http://www.newreleasetuesday.com/artistdetail.php?artist_id=1263