These Cold and Rusted Lungs
- reviewed by Christa Banister Copyright Christianity Today International
- 2008 7 Jul
- Hold You Up
- In You
- The Liars
- O Holy God
- I Told You So
If you're in the mood for something happy, light, and upbeat to listen to in your car on the way to work in the morning … Amy Courts' full-length debut
If you happen to be struggling and wrestling with God in the midst of it, then the words and music that Courts offers will be soothing to your sou. Not with candy-coated sweetness, mind you, since Courts isn't afraid to embrace emotionally complex subject matter.
On "Hold You Up," she opens up about the hurt and frustration that happens even in the most committed and loving of relationships. Her impassioned vocals will send a chill up your spine in the hauntingly beautiful ballad "Breathe," as she poignantly tackles the theme of abandoned hope. Later, she wrestles with personal demons on "The Liars" and "Drowning," two tracks that will resonate with anyone who has gone through a spiritually dry time, experiencing the fear and disillusionment that often comes with it.
Courts' reflections on the tough times are never self-indulgent, but rather honest reflections on humanity that simply remind us again just how much we really need God in the first place.
For more information on Amy Courts, check out www.amycourts.com.