Artist: Michelle Tumes
I'd heard the first two tracks on the Moods series, so I wasn't sure whether the rest of the album would be up to the same standard. Happily it is. Michelle Tumes uses multi-layered vocals and vibrant strings to create tracks thick with sound. As you may guess from the track titles, there's a decidedly Christian flavour to the album, but don't let that stop you - this album can be enjoyed by everyone.
It's hard to pick a favourite tune as they're all very good. The dramatic mid-climax of "Rest My Soul" is a high point, and I have a fondness for "Healing Waters". Perhaps "Life Is Beautiful" stands out the most simply because it's very simple - just Tumes and a piano - but powerful.