Tuesday, January 8, 2013
Sandra McCracken - 'Desire Like Dynamite' 3-song Sampler
When she’s not channeling new standards for the modern hymn movement, collaborating with friends on a children’s album project, crafting inspired essays for the Art House America blog or co-writing a couple EPs worth of tunes as half of a marital musical duo; uber-talented songstress Sandra McCracken somehow finds the time to write a song or two for her own amazing albums. Brimming with vitality and vision, Desire Like Dynamite is her newest release and she’s celebrating her eighth solo studio album in pretty cool fashion.
First, pre-orders of the physical release of Desire Like Dynamite (set for February 14) get an immediate digital download of the entire album. (You can check that out HERE.) Second, she’s put a fantastic 3-song sampler here on NoiseTrade featuring new songs “Go,” “Gridlock” and “Dynamite.” (You can check that out HERE.) Third, she’s giving YOU the opportunity to express your own connections to Desire Like Dynamite through fan-submitted entries.
Here’s the scoop directly from Sandra:
"Would you be interested in writing a short description about one particular song on my new album that has connected with you? We are putting together ‘song-by-song’ descriptions for ‘Desire Like Dynamite,’ and imagined no more effective way to communicate what’s behind these songs than your stories.
I’m looking for a short paragraph per song, maybe a personal story explaining your connection, or generally why it resonates with you (and feel free to write something for multiple songs separately). Please include your name and city/state in an email to us here: firstname.lastname@example.org
We will post our favorite submission for each song on the blog and at www.sandramccracken.com on or before February 1.”
Along with the stunning songwriting and musicianship, Desire Like Dynamite is overflowing with insight, emotion, action, rest, hurt, healing, relationships and the lived life. Simply put, finding a connection point is as easy as opening yourself up to one. Once you have, put pen to paper (or technically fingers to keyboard) and let Sandra (and the rest of us) hear all about it.
Desire Like Dynamite is currently available as a digital download and it will be released in physical form on February 14. Either option can be purchased HERE.