Michelle Tumes is one part classically influenced one part worship, one part singer/songwriter, all parts inspiring. Michelle Tumes, the fourth album from this talented young singer, includes rich orchestral movements (conducted by Michelle), vibrant piano selections (written and performed by Michelle), and songs which feature everything from live drums to ambient samples. And through it all, her voice is beautiful, even angelic at times.
Perhaps one of the strongest elements of this release is the lyrics. Michelle excels at painting pictures of both emotion and imagery with eloquence, and it is obvious that this is an aspect of her artistry that is of high priority. On 'Caelum Infinitum', she reflects on the beautiful moments of this life as a mirror image of our coming eternal life: 'Like ribbons that dance in a summer fair, Im overjoyed oh Sacred Head. You shower the roads where angels tread. The blessings of heaven seers foretold...'
On 'Gypsy Heart' Michelle draws' from ancient Biblical texts, as well as various other pieces of classic literature, to tell the tale of a wandering soul, searching for meaning outside of God, but failing. It is an ode to Adams Lament: 'This desert road draws every step. I roam on endless sands. Fables of treasures told have kept me in foreign lands.'
'Domine' is a moving, upbeat track whose chorus promises to linger in your mind long after the song is finished. Written with the co-author of the Annie Lennoxa hit, 'Walking on Broken Glass', it implores the Almighty to find us when we are far away.
'Fair Weather' is a dramatic, epic piece thats filled with deep emotion, yet no less memorable.
Michelle Tumes CD by Michelle Tumes is published by Levantar and is our 21271st best seller. The ISBN for Michelle Tumes CD is 829569800421.