Sit down at the table with Sarah Taylor and JJ Heller to talk about some fun things today. From mascara tips to hopes and dreams and motherhood, you won’t want to miss their discussion of the following:
- Lavender Drops in Mascara
- What motherhood looks like on a daily basis
- Deepest hopes & dreams
More About JJ Heller:
For JJ Heller, every album is a bit like a yearbook. Each new collection of songs is an accumulation of real experiences and stories gathered along the way. Heller’s latest release, Sound of a Living Heart, was brought to life under the production of Jonny Macintosh (Third Day, Lead Us Back). The 11 brand-new songs describing the pursuit of a whole-hearted life, is like a well-textured story, inviting the listener into a deeper journey that continues long after the final song ends.
Departing from the seasoned songstress’s more tranquil love songs and lullabies of her 2014 release, I Dream of You, the new record is a wholly original vision with universal appeal. Starting with the opening measures of the first track, “Let Down Your Guard,” it’s clear JJ isn’t settling for the same old safe way of doing things, and she’s inviting her listeners to join her. Lyrics like “You don’t have to hide, you can be alive,” speak right to the heart, while strong rhythm tracks and hooky pop melodies make it impossible to resist tapping your toes.
What follows is seamless exploration of Heller’s artistic range, including pop-infused tracks, familiar folk melodies (you might recognize “This Year” and “Meant to Be” which already garnered immediate and widespread attention with millions of listeners through JJ’s social media presence), as well as soaring power ballads, a gospel-inspired tune, and a heartrending story-song that features the vocals of Sanctus Real frontman, Matt Hammitt.