At UTR Media we want to help you be aware of recent releases that are outstanding. Below is the list of brand new releases for March 2023 that our curator team deems as some of the best of the month. Feel free to add your own recommendations in the comments. Any music you want to submit for consideration can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
ALBUMS & EPs
Lent Hymns – Paul Zach
While the Lent Hymns album by Paul Zach has the somberness & seriousness you would expect from the subject matter, the album is FAR from boring. It has an amazing soulfulness to the music and features some exceptional collaborations with other artists. [SPOTIFY LINK]
EP – Eric Peters
Some of the best art in this world was born out of pain, grief, heartache, and sorrow. In the wake of losing his house and most of his belongings to a tornado in 2020, Eric pens deeply thoughtful lyrics set to a surprisingly upbeat soundscape (with terrific production by Asher Peterson). [SPOTIFY LINK]
FEVER/SKY – Wilder Woods
Wilder Woods is the solo project for Needtobreathe frontman Bear Rinehart and you really ought to check out this groovy passionate project! [SPOTIFY LINK] [BANDCAMP LINK]
I Can’t See The Edges of You – Citizens
This release explore new realms in Christian Music, meshing worship, and alternative rock as they reflect on polarisation in the church and come home to Christianity’s core beliefs. A powerful and raw collection of songs, this carries the pulse of where label-based Christian artists seem to be heading musically. [SPOTIFY LINK]
Abeline – Ian Zuback
Ian Zuback states that Abeline was deliberately written in a five to six-week period to capture an emotional and spiritual moment in his life. The raw and honest music on the EP will impact you in an inspiring way. [SPOTIFY LINK]
Certain – Anna Palfreeman
Accidental Days – Chase Tremaine
With Accidental Days, Chase Tremaine blends aspects of emo, alternative, folk/pop, and indie-rock into a fantastic album exploring themes of faith, friendship, work, aging, and heartbreak. [SPOTIFY LINK] [BANDCAMP LINK]
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