As Sure as the Sun
Ellie Holcomb's first full-length album. Produced by Ben Shive.
|Preview||1||Sure As The Sun|
|Preview||3||The Broken Beautiful|
|Preview||4||My Portion And My Strength|
|Preview||6||Love Never Fails|
|Preview||7||Love Broke Through|
|Preview||8||Only Hope I've Got|
|Preview||10||Songs of Deliverance|
|Preview||11||Wanna Be Free|
Comments & Reviews
I’m so excited to highly recommend Ellie Holcomb’s first full album release - As Sure As The Sun. Ellie Holcomb is the wife of Drew Holcomb whose music I’ve really enjoyed this past year or so. I was made aware of Ellie’s upcoming release through The Rabbit Room and I wholeheartedly jumped into her kickstarter campaign along with many others. The songs on this album are primarily based on scripture which I love and it has two fantastic producers behind the recordings, Mr. Ben Shive who has now stepped into a full time production role and Ellie’s father Brown Bannister who initially garnered fame for producing Amy Grant’s albums in the 80’s and has gone on to produce some well known Christian artists (MercyMe, Third Day, Steven Curtis Chapman). Here are two of my favorite tracks on Ellie’s new album:
Marvelous Light - This song is so full of life. The drums and percussion are fantastic and the production has all kinds of interesting surprises throughout the track. The song is based on a character in a series of books called the WingFeather Saga that Andrew Peterson wrote. I’m actually reading these books to my daughter’s at night and we are really enjoying them. Here is what Ellie has to say about the song.
“This song was actually inspired by one of Andrew Peterson’s characters from the Wingfeather Saga, an old man by the name of Podo Helmer. Without giving anything away, he spent most of his life trying to hide his past and one day all of his secrets are exposed in front of the very people he was trying to hide them from. After the scene. Andrew writes: “He moved through the days in peace and wonder, for his whole story had been told for the first time and found that he was still loved.” I wept as I read this part of the book. It hit close to home for me. I spent a lot of my life trying to hide my mistakes and thinking that following Jesus meant that I had to be good and strong. So I lied to myself first and then to everyone else. I remember my counselor saying, “Where there’s truth, there’s freedom.” Somehow I believed her and there was this beautiful invitation to freedom…. to grace.. to be fully known and yet fully loved. This chorus comes out of 1 Peter 2:9. “Praises be to Him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light.” This one is for me and Podo.”
Love Broke Through - This song is based on Psalm 30: 2-3
“Oh Lord my God, I called to you for help and you healed me. O Lord, you brought me up from the grave. You spared me from going down into the pit.”
Again here is what Ellie has to say about the song.
“I walked through some pretty difficult things with close friends last year. There were some stories that I didn’t believe God could re-write or redeem, but slowly, as we prayed and asked God to show up, He began to pour His love into all of these dark and broken places.
I have watched friends with hearts broken, full of deep sorrow be transformed and filled with hope by the power of His love. It’s been like watching God call us out of our “tombs”, like He’s saying, “I’ve been there. Follow me out into life and light.” My heart has been changed as I’ve watched Him do this in my own life and in the lives of my friends. I wrote this song to help me remember who He is and how He loves us. I wrote it, so as I face trials in the future, I could remember how I’ve watched Him break into some of the darkest places I’ve ever been with His light and His love.
This is a great debut album from Mrs. Ellie Holcomb and I hope it’s a start of many more to come.
- Produced by Ben Shive