I am almost done with my pregnancy and due to 3 failed epidurals with my last kids, I am thinking of just going natural the natural route with this 4th child. I've been seeking lots of advice about natural births with friends who have done it and one thing they have all mentioned to me is music. Music has some pretty powerful capabilities. I've recently been able to review a new album for families that has the ability to sooth and comfort all ages. The album is from Chicago-based singer/songwriter Linda Marie Smith and called Merarra -- Selkie from the Sea.
The ancient Celtic legend of the Selkie, a mythical seal with the mysterious ability to metamorphose into a human being, is what inspired Linda's fourth album which is set to be released in February. The songs on the album have a soulful, earthy, and mystical feel to them with the lyrics telling wonderful stories of curious people and places.
The album begins by telling us about with Mearra, a young Selkie maiden, falling in love with Ian, a lonely fisherman entranced by her beauty. Mearra bids farewell to her life in the sea, marries Ian, and starts a family. However, at the end of seven years, a Selkie must return to her watery cosmos. The sea inexorably calls for Mearra's return. Mearra – Selkie from the Sea transports listeners, inviting chldren and adults alike to use their imaginations as they enter an enchanted world that has inspired writers and composers.
Linda Marie Smith reflects, "As a child I was captivated by fairy tales and folklore. I loved being transported to other worlds where the impossible was possible. These mystical adventures fired my imagination, which is why I think I eventually became a songwriter. Folklore involves fantastic people or animals and brings our attention to things we value most highly, fear most deeply, and hope for most ardently. My spirit and childlike innocence were rekindled while doing research for Mearra – Selkie from the Sea. The Selkie myth inspired and challenged me to shed my own skin, reveal my true self, and boldly express my heartfelt desires."
Mearra – Selkie from the Sea will be available online at CDBaby.com and iTunes. And be sure to check out Linda Marie Smith's website at http://lindamsmith.com.
Linda Marie Smith is offering a copy of the MEARRA – SELKIE FROM THE SEA ALBUM to one of our lucky readers!!
A big THANK YOU to Linda Marie Smith for providing me with a free CD to review. I was not compensated for this review. I receive product(s) for free so that I can provide my insight and experience. These are my honest opinions. Your experience may vary.