Catholic music fans should be prepared to love the sounds on Matt Maher’s newest album, “Echoes,” as well as the message behind the lyrics. This is Maher’s eighth full-length album, and he has previously won eight Grammys for his work.
“Echoes” speaks to the heart of human suffering with insight into finding hope, joy, and peace in the midst of our trials. Sadly, Matt Maher lost his own father after writing most of the songs for this album. His website tells us that, “In his own moment of loss, Maher found himself processing his grief from the truths and declarations in the new songs. ‘Jesus chose to respond to death by embracing it. By embracing it, He destroyed it. This record became, for me, my response to sin and suffering. I had to formulate my own echo. I had to decide if I was going to echo the message of the cross back to the world, or my own narrow view of suffering.’”
Before listening to this great new Catholic music, watch the trailer for the album in which Maher explains some of his thoughts behind “Echoes.”
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