~I received a copy of Edie Carey & Sarah Sample ‘Til The Morning album for review. Opinions and stories are my own.~
There is so much beauty in this album and in the story of how it came to be that it would bring tears to your eyes. It is honestly hard not to listen to Lullaby, knowing how the song came together, and not feel such an overwhelming swell of love for both of these incredibly talented artists.
‘Til The Morning: Lullabies & Songs of Comfort began in 2010 when Sarah Sample decided that her next album would embrace her experience as a mother. At this time, her friend Edie Carey was in the middle of a two-year struggle with infertility after a near-fatal experience while she was on tour. Sarah and Edie became dear friends and in 2012 Edie had a son. Soon the two of them began working on the Lullabies. The album not only tells the story of the quiet moments between a parent and child, but also pays tribute to the struggle of infertility and the painful journey that many must go down to become parents.
In the opening they cover Lullaby by the Dixie Chicks in ethereal tones that really sets the feel of the whole album.
How long do you want to be loved?
Is forever enough, is forever enough.
It is their harmonious and soulful voices that make the experience of listening one that is completely unforgettable. It’s easy to get lost in the lyrics and the warm presence that comes through the simplicity of the music.
One of my favorite songs is La La Lu, the famous song from Lady in the Tramp. It is a film that was so precious to my heart as a child and a lullaby that I sing to my son. These mothers make it the most precious lullaby and it was so sweet seeing my son lay on the couch dreamily listening to Edie Crey & Sarah Sample sing our song to him.
But it is Turn Around that gets me all weepy because my teen has grown up and will be 18 next year. The idea that one moment they are so small and the next they are grown is so true and Edie Carey & Sarah Sample seem to share the great emotion that overcomes a mother watching her child grow so fast.
Turn around and your tiny.
Turn around and your grown.
Turn around and your a young wife with babes of your own.
You will love this album. It is lovely for children as they fall to sleep, but in many ways the songs are Lullaby’s for mothers. Those of us with children and those of us who have, or are, struggling through infertility in the wait of holding our own dreams.
You can find out more about Edie Carey & Sarah Sample ‘Til The Morning: Lullabies & Songs of Comfort on the webpage as well as listen and download a few songs from the album. I warn you, you will get lost in their voices and find yourself off in a dreamy haze of emotion.
If you get the chance , make sure to see Sarah Sample & Edie Carey in person! Here’s a list of current show dates:
- Jul 18 – Post Theater, University of Utah
Salt Lake City, UT
- Jul 27 – Sundance Resort
- Aug 10 – Planet Bluegrass
- Aug 15 – Planet Bluegrass