It's amazing how memories unfold. In a flash, in the blink of an eye, entire scenes and seasons of life can re-play themselves in our minds—clear as day. Jacqui Treco remembers with gratitude in "Genevieve," a moving tribute to unrepeatable love.
Love is a battlefield. When the fog of war starts to dissipate and the smoke rolls back, that’s when we begin to see more clearly. Scott Mulvahill ponders this part of love and relationships in "Fighting for the Wrong Side."
Some roads take us to the most unexpected places. And sometimes those experiences help us to see just how much we need each other, that the best thing we have is our ability to love and serve others. Michelle Mandico appeals to empathy in her captivating "Water Bearer."
Some decisions alter the course of our lives in dramatic ways. And those decisions are often accompanied by an ache, a feeling of desperation: Should I go forward? Should I turn back? Should I start over? Mike Mangione gives the ache atmosphere in his riveting "At Your Gate."
We've all got cages that we need to break out of. We've all experienced the weight of worldly expectations, self-doubt, and seasons of discontent, and we've all longed for an escape. Year of the Buffalo — a collaborative duo from Dayton, Ohio — employs lyrical minimalism and musical expansion in their song "Leo" to help us feel like breaking free is possible.
There are places that stick with us, places we'll remember all our lives. The simple act of remembering time spent there gives us a sustaining and re-invigorating hope. Patrick Mahon's "Allegheny" takes us on a beautiful retreat to one such place in rural Pennsylvania. It's a song and a trip we won't soon forget.
Grief runs on its own clock. And everyone processes it differently. Shame, regret, and that endless barrage of what-if scenarios can make dealing with loss all the more difficult. Maria Price faces it all head-on in her beautiful, honest, and soulful "This Way."
An essential issue of our time is the relationship between men and their machines. When it comes to your relationship to technology, how free is your will? Are you in control? Derek Webb's "I Feel Everything" explores this terrain within the context of a nuanced and uniquely creative morality tale.
Everything gets questioned when a relationship ends. Decisions are second-guessed; movement and growth can seem impossible. Rebecca Roubion embraces the necessary sadness of it all in her heartbreakingly honest and beautiful song "Cripple Me."