I've been a fan of Karla Adolphe for a long time. My family was introduced to Karla's music through Enter the Worship Circle. I went on to purchase Chair and Microphone and Honeycomb Tombs. I fell in love with her soulful, heartfelt voice and lyrics that poetically leave you feeling more than you thought you could.
When I heard Karla was recording a Christmas album, I couldn't wait! I admit I was nervous. "What if I didn't like it? What if she changed her style or the songs beyond recognition, just to be "unique"? What if she recorded ten to twelve songs of lower quality just to fill the album space?"
Then I listened...and fell in love with the music-all over again.
I couldn't believe it when I saw the selections for this album. It was like she picked all my favorite Christmas hymns.
Lingering contains 5 tracks:
We Three Kings
Do You Hear What I Hear?
O Come, O Come Emmanuel
All Your Glory
In the Bleak Midwinter
"I love that Karla stays true to spirit of these Christmas hymns while infusing her own unique style to create a new masterpiece."
I love that Karla stays true to spirit of these Christmas hymns while infusing her own unique style to create a new masterpiece. If you've ever tried to sing We Three Kings, you'll know it has a very plodding rhythm, but Karla's version has an energy that I just can't describe. Do you Hear What I Hear? and O Come, O Come Emmanuel come across so genuine and sincere. I was so pleasantly surprised to see In the Bleak Midwinter. A poem by Christina Rossetti turned into this hauntingly beautiful hymn has always been a favorite of mine. Karla captures the mood perfectly! All Your Glory is an original piece by Karla. It's one of those songs that has you singing along before you even know all the words. All Your Glory "leaves you feeling more than you thought you could."
What's even more remarkable? Karla was the "sole instrumentalist and main creative voice in the studio." How awesome is that?!
To say, "I love this Christmas album" really is an understatement.
To hear a sample, visit soundcloud.
How to purchase:
Buy Now for $6
You can purchase a digital download of Lingering as well as download code cards that would be great for those music lovers in your family!
More about Karla Adolphe:
Download Honeycomb Tombs
Winner: Lynn E.
Winner: Lynn E.
Disclosure (in accordance with the FTC’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising”): Many thanks to Karla Adolphe for providing this prize for the giveaway. Choice of winners and opinions are 100% my own and NOT influenced by monetary compensation. I did receive a sample of the product in exchange for this review and post.