Music Review: Dan Dyer: A Journey
Album: A Journey
I don't listen to Christian music too often. Typically you will find me listening to pop, r&b, and country. Sometimes I'll listen to Christian, depending on the artist. The ironic thing is that I am Christian. Dan is the first Christian artist in a long time that I have taken a liking to.
A Journey is a great mix of Christian, country, and a hint of some rock. The songs are very uplifting and truly captures what God is all about. My favorite songs on the album are "Blessed Be," "With Those That Cry," "Jesus in Our Song," and "Butterfly." Among those four songs, "Jesus in Our Song" and "Butterfly" touch my heart the most. "Butterfly" is special to me because it reminds me much about my bond with my grandmother. I feel her speaking to me through that song. It's such a beautiful song. He sings, "Quietly you fly to me, down from the sky. In the air, over there, butterfly bye bye." It makes me think how my grandmother is apart from me, her in the spirit world and me, here. She visits me then goes back to whence she came. The song truly captures the bond I had/have with my grandmother. It reminds me that though she's gone, our bond still stands strong. Truly one of the most heart wrenching songs for me.
"Jesus in Our Song" is upbeat and illustrates how Jesus brings meaning to our lives. It's important to look to Him, have trust in Him. When we feel our life broken, it's because Jesus is not in it. He carries us through the rough times and embraces, blesses us with our good times. He allows for good to be found even in the darkest of times. Dan is an amazing Christian artist. I feel his music truly reaches those who would otherwise not listen. As mentioned before, I rarely listen to Christian music but Dan's music makes me want to listen to more. The lyrics are poetic in a way that it makes your heart sing to Jesus not just your voice. He's gifted and uses his gift to thank the great Lord who blessed him with his gift. I anticipate more of his sound and messages to share.