There is so much truth in this quote by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (which I’m sure you’ve probably heard in Beyonce’s song Flawless)…
‘We raise girls to see each other as competitors not for jobs or accomplishments, which I think can be a good thing, but for the attention of men.’
If you get a chance go read her book. I’m not saying I agree with everything within it, however it certainly made me think and question my views. But on this point I completely agree, society has pitted us females against each other, especially when it comes to men.
So what sparked this post? A few months ago I walked into the female toilets and heard some teenagers talking. There conversation went somewhere along the lines of…
Girl 1: ‘Do you think she’s pretty.’ Girl 2: ‘Hmmm.’ The three girls proceed to laugh aloud. Girl 3: ‘Well she’s not a…
Since I’ve been tuning into Hillsong United TV ALL WEEK, I want to share with you the 5 most played music videos (plus a bonus #newdiscovery). They were not hard to choose, but to chart them, they were not so easy. They are all amazing and I love them either for the video production, lyrics, music performance or just the whole lot! Hope you’re blessed and don’t forget to come back next week for another music round up. I launch the Friday top chart fortnightly on my Facebook page DESTINY MALCOLM MUSIC·
#5: “What A Beautiful Name”
I played this song everyday this week I think, just so I could proclaim the AWESOMENESS of JESUS at the top of my lungs. One of the perks of being a loner right ;).
Fave Lyric: “You have no rival, You have no equal, now and forever God you reign!”
I also watched the Hillsong Movie [Let Hope Rise] this week, which you can buy digitally (yay) and I loved seeing the work that was put into the lyrics of this song. They work so hard to bring light to the realness of their experience with God. Metaphors are mad!
Fave Lyrics: “We are…silhouettes and reflections, caught in His holy flame”. “This is love, bending skies to heal the broken, this is love, bleeding life into the grave.” – okay the whole song is filled with greatness.
#3: “Behold (Then Sings My Soul)”
A sort of adaptation of How Great Thou Art, again the lyrics are beautiful. I particularly love the music though, the chords, the live sound, it makes me want to be there, worshipping with them! Its a lovely go-to worship song from Hillsong.
Fave lyric: “The things of earth stand next to Him, like a candle to the sun” – Beautiful!
#2 “Oceans (Where feet may fail)”
I had to place this at #2 because of the GENIUS filming. So they are on.. the sea of Galilee, which is obviously very fitting for the message of this song. Everyone who didn’t know them before, surely knows Hillsong because of “Oceans”, and what a lovely acoustic rendition. (Team Taya btw)
Fave Lyric: “Spirit lead me where my trust is without boarders.” – That’s such a bold request but mine nevertheless.
#1: “Touch The Sky”
Okay, so when this album came out, I was so excited because 1. Taya’s vocals are so crisp and 2. They really did a perfect job of filming and recording these songs, at the various key spots where Jesus walked. This song is number 1 simply because of the whole thing! The lyrics are freeing, I can pray them as my sincere prayer, they look so comfortable and zoned, up on that mountain (ratings) and the music is again, perfect. I love this whole album – a combination of some of their best songs, written, performed and captured in such an authentic way.
Fave Lyrics: “I touch the sky, when my knees hit the ground.” “I bought the world & sold my heart, You traded Heaven to have me again!”
Check out more “Live from The Land” videos here https://www.youtube.com/playlist?li… and be sure to listen to the whole album on Spotify – Hillsong United, Of Dirt & Grace (Live From The Land)
Bonus (New Discovery) Phil Wickham – “The Secret Place” ft. Madison Cunningham
I’ve not heard of Phil before, and listening to some of his songs I cant say that i’m a ROD listener. However, I was so zoned into this performance. The song lyrics speak to my heart VERY loudly, and Madison’s voice is, ahh! I was excited. My fave part of this song is the end of the bridge, where they invert their harmonies. Can we just appreciate how calm they were. She did this well, i’m happy I found this, and you might just see me cover it sometime ;).