This giveaway is now closed. Thanks for stopping by. The winners are Ken Robinson, Phillip Fry, Mrs. Mommy, Marina, and Ingrid. Congrats!
It’s not too often I get to listen to adult music. I try to ensure that all media (music, television) is geared towards children when my son is with me (which is pretty much all of the time). But there is that 30 minute window of driving time where I pop in a CD or listen to the radio.
I recently joined Music Moms, a new division of Team Mom, where I get to sample the latest music! They sent me Corneille’s brand new album entitled The Birth of Cornelius and I’ve been listening to it on my drives to work. This soulful singer with R&B influences has an amazing voice. His songs are smooth and his lyrics touching. What’s even more amazing about Corneille, who was recently featured in People and Oprah’s O magazine, is his life story. He is the sole survivor from his family and managed to escape the Rwanda genocide in 1994. His musical influences include Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson, Marvin Gaye, Sam Cooke, Nat King Cole and Prince.
I love this quote from him:
“Music has been the place where I could go to hide and forget about the world. I couldn’t make sense of a majority of things that happened to me, so I used music as a shield. But over time, music has become a vehicle to channel out everything that I’ve been keeping from myself for all these years. And the new album is definitely the most honest, real assessment of everything that ‘s happened in my life, because I’m not trying to hide as much.”
I’ve found that the most heartfelt, soul-piercing music and lyrics come from a place of brokenness and healing. Corneille’s new album is pure, unadulterated expression of his heart. I highly recommend taking a listen.
Win It! Five of you will win a copy of Corneille’s latest CD, courtesy of Universal/Mowtown. Simply head on over to the site and take a listen. Come back here and leave me a comment with a song that touches you and why. Comments will close on April 7, 2009 at 10 PM PST. One comment per person, please. US residents only. Duplicates and comments not including the above information will be disqualified. Comments are moderated. If you don’t see your comment in a reasonable amount of time, send me an email. Bloggers and non-bloggers may enter. If you don’t want to leave your email address, please be sure to check back for my announcement on the winner. Please note that winners must respond within 48 hours of being announced/contacted or another winner will be drawn.
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