Atlanta-based band, Crystal Padilla Music, released their new Beauty In the Waiting EP on October 9. The first single, “River of Life (Psalm 1)”, can be heard above.
The band’s second EP offers a collection of well-crafted songs that center on both the desire and need for a genuine relationship with Jesus Christ. As the title suggests, Beauty In the Waiting also explores moments of doubt and struggle; and how crisis can often serve as a catalyst for growth, strength, and faith.
“Authentic,” lead singer Crystal Padilla says when asked to describe the new record. “It’s authentic because at the heart of this album it reflects and sums up a lot of what the band as a whole, and as individuals, have experienced in the past three years. We tried to create songs that people can relate to. Songs with meaning and that could speak to the heart in different ways every time you listen to them. We were not trying to be something we aren’t. We just wanted to be real and share our hearts with people through song.”
Produced by Riley Friesen, best known for his work with Family Force 5, Beauty In the Waiting marks CPM’s first collection of songs written solely in English. In contrast to the group’s notable 2012 bilingual debut, La Roca EP, Beauty In the Waiting displays an apparent maturity in lyrical content, musicianship, and creativity. The band plans to eventually re-release Beauty In the Waiting fully translated in Spanish.
Buy Beauty In The Waiting on iTunes here