The Pretty & the Plain
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Released on October 15, 2007.
Heller's songwriting covers a broad range of subjects, from the playful, Feist-sounding "Grow" with its cloud metaphor for pouring out our emotions, to the gentle Jewel-styled ballad about the "Little Things" we do that change the world for good. The title track is a thoughtfully written reminder that Christ came for all of us; written from Mary Magdelene's perspective. "You Tell Me So" takes inspiration from the familiar children's hymn to extol Jesus' love for us, while "Have Mercy on Me" serves as an intimate, prayerful confession. Heller also celebrates the love in her marriage with the wedding night dance of "Tonight" and the tender "Where I Land."
The musicianship and personable songwriting is good all around...
Reviewed by Russ Breimeier
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