Bren is the real music collector in the McSequeira household. Every few months, he puts together a mix of songs he’s jamming to, and it’s always, always good.
(If you wanna hear his end-of-the-year mix, listen here. It’s called “If’n a Flame”.)
Music is one of the things that brought us together, since we both were lovers of angst-y women who played the piano. Think Tori Amos and Fiona Apple. I know. Now you know what my “dark” side looks like.
Bren oftens uses music to describe what God feels like: you can’t touch it, but you know it’s there and it’s swelling your heart to heights previously unscaled.
To that end, Bren discovered this song yesterday, by LA artist Active Child. It’s storming the music blogs with its plaintive, other-worldly cry to the heavens, a cover of “His Eye is on the Sparrow”.
I CANNOT STOP LISTENING TO THIS!
And perhaps, as we scribble down New Year’s resolutions, attempting to grab hold of this tenuous thing called time… as we eye the horizon with hope and — in my case — trepidation… this song might be the most appropriate soundtrack to keep us rooted in the reality whispering to us from behind the mist.