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Katy Kinard – ‘God Of Fireflies’ album review
3.75 Overall Score



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Katy Kinard – ‘God Of Fireflies’ album review

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The intricacies found in lyricist-vocalist Katy Kinard’s latest offering God Of Fireflies (buy) are about as bountiful as those winged little buggers themselves, found buzzing about a mid-summer’s night. Speaking of fireflies, what an excellent metaphor to describe this album, light on—bouncy and bright, and light off—heavy and dark. Our favorite moments are the lighter ones, showcased on tracks like “God Of Fireflies,” “Sunshine,” and “Human For Me,” where Kinard uses a lullabye-like tone to describe her thankfulness for Jesus’ life as a child (a very interesting perspective, a must-listen). “Be Like You” is more smart word-smithing and was inspired by a conversation between Mother Teresa and a mother from the United States.

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About The Author

Kevin Sparkman
Managing Editor

After both on-stage and front-office experience in the Christian recording industry, (including co-founding Exit 3 Entertainment, Inc. and General Manager of hip-hop label Beatmart Recordings), Sparkman returned to Salem in 2014 from a Dir. of Communications position in the United Methodist Church. He became the Managing Editor of CCM Magazine in January 2015.

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