Sometimes Christian artists get a hard time when they step outside their specific ministry focus and just perform some fun music. Two artists I have grown to appreciate over the past 18 months are Dara MacLean and Brooke Fraser. Both have been very effective in writing and singing songs that convey a strong Christ-centered message. But they both have also developed quite a following outside the normal Christian music circles.
Here are a couple of recent finds that I think you will enjoy. One is a cover of an old song given new life and a new audience by Dara while the other is an original song by Brooke.
First, “Ain’t Nothing Like the Real Thing,” performed in a cool live studio recording by Dara MacLean who in this song does a duet with Jason Eskridge. Love this version!
Second, Brooke Fraser sings one of her own big hits. From her beginnings in New Zealand, she now has a world-wide platform for her music and recently has played before sold out crowds in several international arenas. This is a song called “Coachella.”