19 Oct 2016

Picture this, you're in a new place, you don't speak the language and you're lost, really lost, what would you do in that situation? I think for many of us the answer would be, wander around and try and retrace our steps or else pull out google and ask it for directions because god forbid we ask for directions even though we have absolutely no idea where we are!

So often we let our need of needing to resource ourselves, do things ourselves, that we disregard our serious need for help in certain situations, How often do we do this with God? Our Prosperity, which has been provided for us by God, to allow us to do his work at our full potential, being fully equipped, being in the top percentage of the richest people in the world, is the very thing that is holding us back from doing everything that God has planned for us. "I don't need God, I have google". So often we can put our God into a box and limit what we feel he's capable of, despite it saying in Ephesians that "he can do far more abundantly than all that we ask or even imagine" Our God is limitless and we put limits on him based on our own perceptions. We allow our want of self salvation get in the way of true salvation, salvation from the king of kings.

Music That Never Dies

8 Oct 2016

The music that we hear everyday on the radio or in the charts is always changing, one week we could think we've heard the best song ever only to then have it replaced the very next week with something completely different. As young people this is exactly what we're expected to do, to float around, following after all the latest trends, the older generations always expect us to know what's new and cool at this very moment and the thing is, we usually do. People have the power to change the face of music in the drop of a hat but they also have the power to bring it back to its roots and that's exactly what Italian trio Il Volo have done with their latest album, NOTTE MAGICA- A TRIBUTE TO THE THREE TENORS.

The three young men, Piero Barone (23), Ignazio Boschetto (21 at time of recording) and Gianluca Ginoble (21) take us back to the times of The Three Tenors, Luciano Pavarotti, Placido Domingo (who features) and Jose Carreras who first made opera music accessible to the masses. Performing some of the arias from famous operas that shaped them as performers, the three accompanied by Domingo, seek to continue what the Three Tenors started and bring opera music, the music that never dies, to the younger generation and as a young person myself I can vouch for the fact that they've definitely done that. The stand out tracks for me were Nessun Dorma, Sole Mio and Cielito Lindo along with the solo performances of E Lucevan Le Stelle by Barone, Una Furtiva Lagrima by Boschetto and En Aranjuez Con Tu Amor by Ginoble, It also included a beautiful rendition of Non Ti Scordar Di Me in which they were joined by Placido Domingo.

The Tracklist of The album is Listed Below.

Overall I wasn't actually expecting to love this album as much as I do so I feel that is testament to itself as to how good this album is and how hard the boys worked on it, and I'm excited for it's official UK release so that even more people will be able to listen, enjoy and understand the wonder that is Il Volo.