LxListening: May Memoriam

Levon Helm, Chuck Brown, Robin Gibb, Donna Summer, Adam MCA Yauch. May Musician Tribute

In the past month, we have tried to give various coverage and recognition to some of the music greats that have passed, all in such a short span of time. With it being Memorial Day Weekend, I thought it was a great opportunity for us to highlight the musicians who have passed in recently by doing a five song playlist in dedication to these artists.
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The Rapture Review: In the Grace of Your Love

The Rapture

In the Grace of Your Love

Spiritually uplifting indie dance music? Weird…

That was my reaction as well on first listen of In the Grace of Your Love, NYC dance-punk outfit The Rapture’s fourth album and first following a five year hiatus, but The Rapture actually make the mix fit like a glove. Following 2006’s commercially viable Pieces of the People We Love, front man Luke Jenner had an eventful half-decade; becoming a father, losing bassist Matt Safer from his band, and far worse, losing his mother to suicide. From these experiences, Jenner converted to Catholicism, and the lyrics on In the Grace of Your Love reflect this conversion and his experiences, reaching out to God to make sense of things, showcasing candid frustration but also devoted praise.
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