Two new records by two very different artists offer unique perspectives into the highs and lows of a life of faith.

Camille Nelson’s album, Lead Me Home, is a collection of mostly instrumental hymns—some classics, some written by the artist herself—played with angelic precision. The record is a fine glimpse into the joy and ecstasy of religious communion.

Austin Davidson’s The Forestry on the other hand, captures the grittiness of belief. It’s an album of grief and prayer, told through pop melodies, folk storytelling and even some 80s cool.  It’s full of joy and pain, bouncing from genre to genre, style to style.

These records, both so diverse, reflect the many ways that we love and grieve and ultimately worship.

Lead My Home was recently released on Stone Angel Music and can be purchased here. The Forestry can be purchased here.