Blog Tour & Review: Touching Sky by Stephanie Boyd




Touching Sky
By Stephanie Boyd
LDS/Christian Music Album

With a fresh and energizing sound, Stephanie Boyd’s debut album Touching Sky will put a smile on your face and a skip in your step. Unique lyrics, heartfelt vocals and top quality production will inspire and uplift you. With brand new original songs and a novel take on some favorite hymns, this CD will stay with you every day of the week.

Songs:
1. Today
2. I Am Divine
3. He Will Provide the Way
4. Storm Before the Calm
5. Good for the Soul
6. Enlisted
7. It's Okay to Be Happy
8. Waiting for My Rainbow
9. Rise Up
10. Eyes to See
11. Scatter Sunshine

   


Album Sampler



My Review

I don't listen to inspirational pop music on a regular basis. I tend to lean towards mainstream music and lighter inspirational music. I signed up for this tour because when I listened to the sampler and the video I really liked what I heard. It sounded like quite a few of the songs I currently have on my mp3 player. Now that I've listened to the whole album, I have to say that this album changed my mind about this type of music. 

There wasn't a single song that I didn't like. They were all fun, songs I could sing to, and inspirational. Some of them sounded a little like Colbie Callait, such as Today, which I loved, and Scatter Sunshine. Some of the songs also reminded me of Hilary Weeks, who I love, such as Eyes to See. Then there was the gorgeous strings added to I Am Divine and the slight rock edge. One of my favorites was Storm Before the Calm, which is the song featured in the music video below. I also really loved Good for the Soul and It's Okay to Be Happy. My favorite was Waiting for My Rainbow. I loved it!!

Stephanie's songs have all been added to my playlist. I really love the way the songs sounded. Stephanie has a gorgeous voice, with great harmonizing, and the quality of the recording was fabulous! I've already listened to the album multiple times and am planning on continuing to continue to do so.

I would definitely recommend this to teens and us adults who enjoy this type of music, that is poppy and inspirational. A couple of these songs would also be appropriate for church.

Content: Clean

Source: From tour host/artist, which did not affect my review in any way.


Music Video



About the Artist

Growing up in New York, Stephanie Boyd was drawn to the power of music from a young age. While she was originally trained in classical singing, Stephanie always gravitated towards more upbeat and modern music. With her debut album, Touching Sky, Stephanie combines her love of traditional messages with fresh music. Since moving to Utah, Stephanie has worked closely with well-known artists including Jenny Phillips, Tyler Castleton, and Michael McLean. She was also featured soloist with Sally DeFord. She has a master’s degree in environmental science she and her husband have enjoyed building and selling businesses together. Stephanie is married with four children (and one on the way!) and likes to read, garden, run and bake fun birthday cakes.



Tour-Wide Giveaway

$25 Amazon Gift Card or Paypal Cash
Ends 3/9/14

Open only to those who can legally enter, receive and use an Amazon.com Gift Code or Paypal Cash. Winning Entry will be verified prior to prize being awarded. No purchase necessary. You must be 18 or older to enter or have your parent enter for you. The winner will be chosen by rafflecopter and announced here as well as emailed and will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. This giveaway is in no way associated with Facebook, Twitter, Rafflecopter or any other entity unless otherwise specified. The number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. Giveaway was organized by Kathy from I Am A Reader, Not A Writer and sponsored by the author. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.
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