If you haven’t heard Benny Andersson play the piano, you are missing something wonderful. He is the Swedish composer behind ABBA, Chess, Mamma Mia!, and Kristina fran Duvemala.
His album, Piano, was released in 2017, and is on near constant repeat in my house and in my car. Melodies and piano, simple and complex all at the same time. Sparkling, brooding, hopeful, full of room for the imagination to run wild. Music that makes me want to sit down and play the piano immediately.
Do yourself a favor and get a copy. Enjoy, and have a wonderful, blessed weekend.
As a musician, it’s sometimes hard to perform your best when no one seems to be enjoying it. But yet, some of my best times playing music are when it’s just me and God, the stillness of a room, the banging of the piano keys, the not worrying about the performance, just talking in the best way I can to Jesus. To me, the best music is that way….a heartfelt conversation, a pouring out of emotion and feeling and angst and joy and whatever else makes up these human hearts that we have. And all of that is not dependent on crowds or audiences or attention. The One who made us is always listening, always attentive, always ready to hear what we are saying or trying to say. Thank you God. Blessings, Lisa
This is a rough version of one of my new songs, made at home one evening on a small mp3 recorder. Life has been getting in the way of studio time, but God willing, I’ll get in there sometime soon! 🙂 But it’s God’s thing, not mine. Blessings on your day, and please know that God Is, He’s right there with you. Lisa