1. "The Secret Place" by Phil Wickham and Madison Cunningham
I love Phil Whickham, so I'm not sure how I missed this song on his new CD, but I discovered it just yesterday and instantly fell in love. There's also an acoustic version that I shared below.
2. "He Will Hold Me Fast" by Keith and Kristyn Getty
This has become a song I turn to when I am struggling because of the sweet melody of the hymn "Be Still My Soul" combined with the promise that He will never leave me.
3. "O Children Come" by Keith and Kristyn Getty and Ladysmith Black Mambazo
Also on their most recent album, this song I found to be so much fun and full of character.
4. "Alone" by Hollyn
I first heard this on Christian radio, and it took a while to find out who sang it. I love her spunk, originality, and words.
5. "A Silent Cause" by The Paper Kites
Earlier this summer I got to see The Paper Kites in concert with some of my friends. They are one of my favorite groups because of their unique folk style and poetic words. This song is one of my new favorites of theirs.
6. "Thy Will" by Hillary Scott and The Scott Family
This song was featured on one of Spotify's lists, and I first heard it a few days before graduation. The verses echo my feelings of graduating, this summer, and my future, and the chorus is simply "thy will be done" repeated again and again, and it is exactly what I need to hear.
7. "The Driver" by Bastille
I don't always like all of Bastille's songs, but this one felt like it was grabbing me. I love his voice, the music, and the fact I have never heard a song like it before. If you can't tell, I am big on originality.
8. "Try Everything" by Shakira
I do not listen to Shakira, nor endorse her music, but I have to say that even though it is on the fluffy side I love this song that was featured on the movie Zootopia. I haven't been able to get it out of my head for the last few days.