I love how music transports you to another place in your head and heart. It’s as powerful as smell for memories – like of the beach or cologne, or the smells of your childhood house. The first time I knew I was feeling music strongly was in my high school Music Theory class. Despite having zero musical training like my classmates, I aced the class. It’s because I could feel it and translate it into feelings and theories. My teacher played a classical piece and asked us what we thought it was about. I raised my hand and said, “It’s running feet. It’s heartbeats.” My teacher got so excited he broke his chalk saying, “YES!” It’s a gift that we get to experience music.
I loved how she was super responsive to her fans, and has such an open heart and clear voice. Surely, you’ve seen the “Me” video? It has such a powerful message of strength, bravery, and unconditional love. I’ve had so many broken stages and phases in my life and I love to hear about other people overcoming struggles with fears and a sense of self. Watch the video!
There’s something so familiar about Mallary Hope’s songs, even the new ones, and it’s not because it’s anything but unique, but it’s because it reminds me of something inside myself. Mallary is a Christian music singer-songwriter. I love that she has a daughter named Scarlett, just like my Scarlet! She has a beautiful and soothing voice, and emotional and poignant lyrics.
Mallary Hope: Out Of My Hands Album Review:
Looking Back At Me
3:16 (No Greater Love)
Pray With You
Walking With The Light
Out Of My Hands
Lay It Down
Home To The Water
Lay It Down (Acoustic)
My God (Radio Version)
One of my other favorite songs is called “My Love”, and has gorgeous lyrics such as: “And every time you ran, And finally turned to come back home, Didn’t you see me, arms wide open, Running down the road. That’s the song I listen to the most in the car when I’m picking up my kids or doing errands and have some quiet, alone time. I also love “Home To the Water.” This one has a haunting morning sound and lyrics, like many of Mallary’s songs, about scars, healing, and that powerful unconditional love in all of us. She invites us to look inside our hearts and examine the relationships we have in our lives and how precious they are – whether with family or faith.