Heath McNease – The Weight of Glory

There is something beautifully poetic about the way Georgian-born Heath McNease constructs his songs.

While it’s easy to detest the modern cult-culture that has arisen around the works of C.S Lewis, McNease’s songs are well written and drenched in the theological writings of Lewis on his album, The Weight of Glory.

HMN-CS-draft1b-300x300Each song is named after one of Lewis’ books and carries McNeases interpretation of some of the author’s most beloved writing. Moving from emotional explorations of death and the afterlife (The Great Divorce, A Grief Observed) to the inexpressible joy and peace that a relationship with God brings (Surprised by Joy, Till we have Faces) his album covers the spectrum of the Christians walk on a deep and powerful level.

Straddling a delicate balance between melodic folk and hip-hop, this one is definitely worth a listen.