VIDEO: A Christian Twist on Sam Smith’s “In The Lonely Hour”

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When I first purchased Sam Smith’s album “The Lonely Hour” (about 10 months ago) I quickly fell in love with his passionate vocals and beautiful melodies.  In fact, all of my other ‘music friends’ were saying he was the new singer/songwriter to follow in the footsteps of Adele. Needless to say, he lived up to the hype and I bought the exclusive deluxe Target version of Sam Smith’s CD which features the album title song, “In The Lonely Hour,” as the final track. Sadly, this song is not offered online or Continue Reading

8 Feburary Releases For Your Positive Playlist

8 Feburary Releases For Your Positive Playlist

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There was a lot of good new music to hit the shelves in February. And, as I do each month (see: last month’s article), I picked some of the best new songs to add to your playlist (and no, I am not paid by anyone to do this!). So, while my list of picks for this month might feel longer than the short month that February is, I encourage you to read on as I know that each of these will prepare you for the upcoming sunshine and promise of spring! Continue Reading

Why Christian Music is Dying and Desperately Needs a New Sound

Why Christian Music is Dying and Desperately Needs a New Sound

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I recently attended a Christian concert featuring an artist I grew up listening to – I am talking about decades of lyrics that I can recite verbatim.  And, while the vocals were still spot on and the band has masterfully maintained its musicianship, I found myself slightly embarrassed. As I looked around, I saw the next generation simply unable Continue Reading

Must Watch: Anthem Lights Cover of “Something In The Water”

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“Something in the Water” by Carrie Underwood achieved a rare feat recently as it claimed the number one spot on both Country and Christian music charts. In fact, the song was so well received that it won the Grammy for the Best Country Solo Performance. The combination of energy and message give the song the unique Continue Reading

Psalm 42: A Dramatic Reading & Interpretation

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In an article I released a few weeks ago I recommended Robbie Seay Band’s album as one of my January newly released “picks.” As I did, I decided I wanted to do an audio + devotional on the amazing instrumental track – Psalm 42. You see, this Psalm has always been a favorite of mine and as I was listening to Robbie’s interpretation of the Psalm, “Hope in God,” I instantly heard the words to this Psalm being spoken on top of the gorgeous Continue Reading

You’re Beautiful (Phil Wickham) Cover and Interpretation

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I am so excited to be sharing my first (of many) covers with you! I choose “You’re Beautiful” by Phil Wickham because of how much I love its message. I recorded this song with a dear friend, Shane Veinot (@shaneveinot), who is theologian/worship leader in Canada and also a writer for PurposeCity. While he was visiting Continue Reading

Christian Songs - January

5 Newly Released Christian Songs You Won’t Want To Miss From January

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As the new year is off to a great start I was on the lookout for some new Christian music to add to my playlist. I found some great tracks that I can’t wait to share with you. For just $6.15 (a little less than one of my beloved Starbucks) you will be glad you gave these songs a listen.  The theme for this month, musically, seems to be subdued melodies with a focus placed more on words than upbeat energy. All of the songs mentioned are great devotional songs to start off your day, leaving you with Continue Reading

Daira Curran, Music

10 Things To Expect From My New Music Blog

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I am excited to announce the launch of DairaCurran.com, a new blog where I will focus regularly on all things positive-music. Over the past year I have greatly enjoyed writing for PurposeCity.com, (a site I helped co-found) which is focused on spiritual living. I am still 100% committed to continuing my work there, but recognized the need for an additional platform focused solely on music. Therefore, for me, “Positive-Music Notes” is simply Continue Reading