In a world of distraction and much unrest, Amber's "Unexpected Grace" album offers a refuge for the heart and a home for the soul.
The title track was written for filmmaker Marcus De Leon's documentary film project with the Tucson Wildlife Center, a southern Arizona rescue organization that rehabilitates wild animals who have been hurt and then releases them back to the wild. However, it is a song for the masses...as everyone "come(s) broken," has to overcome "road blocks to love," and learns to let go into the grace of connecting to heal and transform.
Amber wrote "Light to the World" on the winter solstice of 2010. As fate would have it, she played it live within a few weeks of composing it at the candlelight vigil outside of Representative Gabrielle Giffords' office for a community in mourning after the January 8, 2011 shootings in Tucson, Arizona.
"Stones to Judgment Day" was written for filmmaker Allex Gregoire's short film "Perceptions," a story about the atrocities that occur when people judge one another and act upon those judgments. Norgaard's knack for poignant lyrics does not fall short in this song: "Why, why does it take tragedy to make us see...why we've got to be the change that sets us free."
Throughout this album, Norgaard weaves a poetical tapestry of hope and inspiration with a soul filling musical delivery. Her passionate vocal delivery, eloquent lyrics and beautiful piano/cello/guitar song arrangements will touch your heart and ignite your soul. Sit back, close your eyes and breathe...and experience the peace of this music.