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Meg Sutherland’s cinematic-indie style is the magical sound of forlorn memories tethered to hopeful promises. Her debut record, Courage, Dear Heart (Sprig Music 2015), features thirteen original songs that span a lifetime of trial and triumph. The album is a deep and provocative exposition of the human heart, set to music by Sutherland’s exquisite vocal talent and uncompromising piano mastery, reminiscent of Sarah Groves and Sara Bareilles.
Songs like “How To Love” and “Don’t Be Afraid Of The Dark” explore the melancholy of familial tension, where “Walls Of My Soul” is a tribute to those who bravely pick up the pieces of the past and dare to rebuild. “Send Us The Rain” is an anthem of hope, crying out to the God who’s faithful to provide, and “Show You” is an invitation to experience life to its fullest.
Other songs, like “Real” and “Doug’s Song,” summon the nostalgia hidden within the literature and feature films birthed from the mind of the late C.S. Lewis. These songs alone are a must for any fan of the Narnia legacy.
“I have known Narnia all my life,” says Executive Producer Douglas Gresham, “and amazingly, this girl-child seems to know it almost as well as I do. Meg’s music sings from and about the heart. Sometimes it hurts. Sometimes it fills with joy. But then, beauty is like that.”
Producer Christopher Hopper expressed similar sentiments about Sutherland. “Meg has a way of drawing you in. There’s an innocence about her voice, yet she’s a very old soul. That’s a striking combination.”
Ultimately, Sutherland’s picturesque work is an invitation into life-living, to feel and touch the emotions that make us human. It’s her detailed words and soaring melodies that tie her listeners together, binding them in a mystical journey worthy of another world.