Merry Ellen Kirk Makes MAGNET A Mix Tape

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Merry Ellen Kirk will release We Are The Dreamers on October 23. In conjunction with her LP, Kirk has compiled a mix tape especially for MAGNET readers, which can be perused below. You can check out her single “Lovers & Liars,” which we featured earlier in the year, over here.

Marie Hines “Stars”
Marie and I toured together a couple years ago and wrote a song “Heart In Your Hands” together for my new album. Her newest three-song release, Endless, is absolutely gorgeous, and “Stars” is my favorite. Video

Aaron Krause “Racing In Your Heart”
Aaron has been such a privilege to work with over the years as a creative mind, songwriter and producer. This instrumental piece from his record Holding On to Love gives me chill bumps. Video

Joy Williams “Till Forever”
Joy has been one of my favorites since I was a teenager jamming out to “We” on Christian radio. It was so exciting to see the Civil Wars receive such critical acclaim, and sad that they are not making music together anymore—but it’s so beautiful to see her coming into her own skin again as an artist. “Till Forever” is my favorite from her new record. Video

Holley Maher “Whispered Words”
Holley is one of my favorite voices and a truly unique songwriter. “Whispered Words” is one of my favorites from her. Fun fact: We learned on tour together a couple years ago that we are both INFJs. Video

Max Richter “November”
I ran across this song a couple of years ago, and it keeps bringing me back. I love how he builds that tiny high-pitched theme into this moving orchestral piece that makes your heart soar. “Last Days” is a beautiful complement song from that same project, MemoryhouseVideo