Our latest CME review is of Sue Peters debut album Beautiful Brokenness. Sue is a California born singer, songwriter, and worship leader. Sue makes her presence known in the industry with a unique blend of rock and pop, upbeat tunes and ballads. This inspirational collection of songs, which speak of human frailty, healing, forgiveness, and thanksgiving, were all written or co-written by the artist.
This album was produced and recorded both in Nashville and California by Andy Allen and Ron Robinson. The quality of this project far exceeds what one might expect from a debut album. There is a common myth about Catholic music many listeners claim that it doesn’t sound professional enough – but albums like Beautiful Brokenness go a long way towards dispelling that myth. There is talent on this album, lots of great instrumental work guitars, bass and drums lay a solid foundation for Sues warm vocals.
There’s plenty of emotional and lyrical variety on this CD. Songs like Parce Domine, Sanctify Us, and Full of Grace all speak of mercy, grace, and forgiveness but they approach the topics in a heartfelt and personal way. The CD doesn’t ever feel stale, each track being additional insight into Sue’s life.
If you are looking for a contemporary Catholic artist with a rock/pop sound that will keep you involved in the CD for start to finish then check out Sue Peters. Sue is in tune with contemporary music and has a very real story to share that can touch you deeply and still remind of the many blessings God gives us. Sue’s new CD and music can be found at SuePetersMusic.com (online store) and MySpace.com/SuePetersMusic.
Reviewed by Rob Ayoub