Guest / Limited Access /
Wake Up Love
Our Rating
4 Stars - Excellent
Average Rating
(8 user ratings) ADD YOURS Help
Release Date
January 19, 2010
Wake Up Love

Style: Angel-voiced folk/Americana; compare to Patty Griffin, Over the Rhine

Top tracks: "A Star's Lament," "Daydream," "Sorrows"

If one could cross the vocals and styles of Patty Griffin, Sara Groves, and Over the Rhine's Karin Bergquist, you'd come up with something like Melanie Penn, a New York City singer/songwriter who has gained a following as a worship leader at Redeemer Presbyterian and in local gigs. Evocative songs of love (and love lost), of seeing the divine in nature and the cosmos, of relationships both temporal and eternal—all delivered with sweet grace and lovely poetry. With production and a few co-writes from Ben Shive and a lineup of some of Nashville finest session musicians, this is a stellar debut.

Subscriber access only You have reached the end of this Article Preview

To continue reading, subscribe now. Subscribers have full digital access.

Browse All Music Reviews By:
Read These NextSee Our Latest
TrendingHow 1,000 Women Who Aborted Feel About the Local Church
How 1,000 Women Who Aborted Feel About the Local Church
Survey: Two in three evangelicals were attending monthly or more at the time of their first abortion.
Editor's PickThe Colonists’ New Religious Mystery
The Colonists’ New Religious Mystery
Sorry, Pilgrims: Jamestown’s spiritual life is suddenly much more fascinating.
Christianity Today
Wake Up Love
hide thisAccess The Archives

In the Archives

January 2010

To continue reading, subscribe now for full print and digital access.