“The Song” is a recent film based on The Song of Solomon. SONY knows how to work that synergy angle, so they capitalized on the high music context by going with a faith-based Heartland album. The result is stronger than you would expect. I’m only checking it out because it came bundled with my review copy of the film. Naturally, it produces an extra step of involvement with the film. That being said, if you’re not a huge fan of what the movie is tackling, then it will be a hard sale.

I do appreciate the faith-based movies when they’re even-handed and not trying to cram an antiquated belief system down your throat. “The Song” is pretty even-handed, as it only uses faith at times where the story dictates bringing it up. More than anything, it’s a film about the power of music to form a community among strangers. Be it as it may, the music is for a community of like-minded strangers who appear to be from the same socio-political background. But, insert your typical picture of Kermit the Frog drinking tea right here.

Honestly, I would’ve never sought out this film, but I appreciate what it had to offer during my limited engagement with it.


1. The Song (Awaken Love) (Alan Powell)
2. Son of a King (Alan Powell)
3. Kentucky Voice (Ricky Skaggs)
4. Split the Baby (Alan Powell)
5. You Made Me Love You (Taylor Walling)
6. Can’t Hold On (Jed) (Alan Powell)
7. I Love You Truly (Jill Paquette)
8. Confetti (Caitlin Nicol-Thomas)
9. All I Wanna Be (Alan Powell, Caitlin Nicol-Thomas)
10. Falling Like Stars (Caitlin Nicol-Thomas)
11. Ooh’s and Ahh’s (NEEDTOBREATHE)
12. A Prayer in Open D (Emmylou Harris)
13. Chasing After the Wind (Alan Powell)
14. Turn, Turn, Turn (To Everything There Is A Season) (Roger McGuinn, Emmylou Harris, Ricky Skaggs)
15. End of the Matter (Alan Powell)


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