Apollo LTD, the duo named after the NASA program that sent people to the moon, provides a large dose of encouragement with its second release—“Nothing is Ordinary. Everything is Beautiful.” “That's a narrative we always weave into our music, which is the desire to believe that things are going to get better," said Jordan Phillips in a release. “This past year created a lot of anxiety in all of us, but with these songs, we're choosing joy in the midst of chaos. Things can still be beautiful, even if they aren't ordinary. The thread is hope.” The music blends a combination of organic and electronic sounds with messages regarding the human race’s challenges. One gripping song is titled “You,” which serves as a great reminder for folks who struggle with self- image. It says in part: “Every story, every scar / You are loved the way you are / There’s nothing you need to prove / ‘Cause heaven knows your name / There’s a reason you were made / Fearfully and wonderfully you.” This record draws the listener in with refreshing music and a strong message without being preachy. (Residence/Centricity Music)
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