[dropcap]I[/dropcap]t should come as no surprise that I love music. I would love it if we started singing hymns like it was a Gospel tent revival. Sometimes just turning on the radio is a test in in my speed in changing channels, depending on what’s on. As the culture of music shifts, it can become disheartening to look for family friendly music. Have no fear! I am here to help dig through the musical haystack to find just what you need. From the acapella sounds of Vocal Point and Noteworthy to the upbeat rock of Imagine Dragons, my family loves listening to and singing music. We even wind down our days by playing songs to our children while they are getting in bed, to help them relax. One of our favorites to play are the sisters of Elenyi.
Who Are Elenyi?
Sisters, Seli, Desi and Ari began singing at a young age, blending their vocals as only sisters can. The result is a beautiful melody of voices that crosses generational and even language lines. Two of the sisters were born in Chile, and all speak fluent Spanish. Several of their songs display their multi-lingual talents in Spanish, as well as in French. The sisters have collaborated with Masa Fukuda (One Voice Children’s Choir Director), Cayson Renshaw, and Sarah Young. Their songs have covered the gamut from show tunes like “A Million Dreams”, to traditional hymns like “I Believe in Christ.”
Fear Is A Liar
In their latest release, “Fear Is A Liar,” the sisters tackle the debilitating effects of fear in our lives. Most people can think of circumstances they have been in, where fear of the unknown may have stopped them from doing something. Fear can also be debilitating if we let it take hold and tell us we are not good enough. The fear of judgment for our past mistakes can keep us from fully reconciling ourselves to God and moving forward in life.
According to the description in the song, this video was encouraged by Pathward Ministry. Pathwards is a faith-based prison ministry program to help men and women, post-incarceration, emerge from past mistakes and find hope in God’s unique plan for their lives.
A Gospel Mashup
These sisters are no stranger to the YouTube music scene, with their top viewed video approaching 10 million views. This stunning mashup of “Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing” and “If You Could Hie To Kolob” is guaranteed to leave you with chills.
So what are you waiting for? Go check them out on YouTube, Spotify, Pandora, or whatever listening app you prefer.