What You Need to Know Cristabelle Braden is an award-winning singer/songwriter, speaker, writer, podcast host, and advocate for brain injury. She has overcome multiple traumatic brain injuries and shares a message of resilience, hope, and healing through her music. Her songs blend storytelling and worship, reflecting her faith and inspiring listeners.
What It Sounds Like On her album Restoration, Cristabelle enriches our souls with her beautiful vocals as she offers some fantastic synth-pop and slow, inspiring piano mixes in the background of her music. Every song on the album offers something unique for the listener, as her song "Count It All Joy" is a pop track similar to pop singer Hollyn. At the same time, "With You" is a slow-moving worship song like a contemporary artist Lydia Laird track. The collection of ten songs offers something different in every way, making the album stand out from others. If you are searching for different music genres, it will instantly catch your eye.
Spiritual Highlights This album has numerous spiritual highlights, but "Watching Over Us (Psalm 121)" is the most significant. The track says that the Lord will watch over us and reach out to help us. You can hear Christabelle's incredible range and emotion in this track. She offers a fantastic church worship choir sound, similar to Elevation Worship and Hillsong Worship. This track features support from Christa Deánā and BJ Shores, and they blend the song well.
Best Song It's tough to name one song from this album; each track offers something unique. The standout track on the album is "Count It All Joy," a pop-synth ballad where Cristabelle expresses her emotions.
"If life doesn't happen in the way I think it should/If it's still hard tomorrow, I believe that you're still good/I might never get why You're allowing all this pain/but I know You love me, and I know You never change."
This track shows God is good and never changes, even in the most challenging times, and we should be living joyfully in his kingdom.
Final Word Cristabelle's latest album is a fresh listen in a crowded genre; what makes it stand out is Cristabelle's vocals and lyrics. Her story and testimony are a vital part of her music, which makes the listening experience even better. I enjoyed this album and can't wait to hear more music from her. The sky is the limit for this newly talented artist.