If a band plays in the forest …


Lent is a desert, “The Garden” is your oasis.

I can see the ivy
Growing through the wall
‘Cause You’ll stop at nothing
To heal my broken soul

These lyrics are an apt description of “The Garden,” the title track of Kari Jobe’s 2017 album. The song grows like ivy, slowly creeping on the ground until it hits a wall and climbs high. Jobe is known as a prolific artist with a very strong voice, which can be heard in her performance of “The Cause of Christ.” Here, she adopts a quieter, more tender tone as she speaks of love and redemption through God and faith.

The violin and synthesizer aid in creating a prayerful atmosphere that often feel trance-like in its ambiance. The presence of electronic instruments such as the synthesizer and electric bass prevent it from achieving the acoustic style the video claimed, but the sound they were able to capture in a forest is quite impressive.

You can listen to her entire 2017 album, The Garden, here.

Song: The Garden | Singer: Kari Jobe

Kari Jobe

Hometown: Waco, TX

Current City: Southlake, TX

Latest Album: The Garden (2017)

Fun Fact: Kari Jobe released her first album in 2009. In the next 8 years this prolific artist would release 9 more albums, one live. Her 2013 album, (Where I Find You) was nominated for a Grammy award, and she has won 3 Dove awards. Jobe is also a worship pastor at Gateway Church in Southlake, TX.