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Audrey Assad breathes new life through an ancient Irish hymn

J-P Mauro - published on 04/11/17

Her voice is perfect for Celtic melodies.

Audrey Assad on Cecilia two days in a row? Is she really that good?

Yes, yes, she is.

“Be Thou My Vision” is an ancient Irish hymn that can be traced back to the 8th century. The lyrics are commonly attributed to Saint Dallán Forgaill. Audrey gives it a modern twist with ambient noise that acts as an auditory palate cleanser before her wonderful voice begins. The drums added to the second verse are a very stylish touch and give the arrangement a driven, determined feel.

Assad has an exceptional voice for songs with a Celtic twist. Her voice is has an intimate quality that lightly glides through, expertly choosing which thoughts to keep gentle and which to sing brazenly.

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