15 Songs, 55 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Music’s power both to heal and uplift runs through Guiding Light, an album drawing on church hymns, choir anthems and ballads—all in stunning, new orchestrations. An artist who can cross such a broad stylistic spectrum is rare, yet Jenkins does so with total integrity—grime star Stormzy’s soulful “Blinded By Your Grace” sits alongside John Rutter’s “A Gaelic Blessing”, a moment of gentle prayer. “Morning Has Broken” (featuring Bryn Terfel in dazzling form), “Never Enough” from The Greatest Showman and the tender, new “Xander’s Song”, dedicated to Jenkins’ baby son, show Guiding Light to be the Welsh mezzo’s most poignant and personal album to date.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Music’s power both to heal and uplift runs through Guiding Light, an album drawing on church hymns, choir anthems and ballads—all in stunning, new orchestrations. An artist who can cross such a broad stylistic spectrum is rare, yet Jenkins does so with total integrity—grime star Stormzy’s soulful “Blinded By Your Grace” sits alongside John Rutter’s “A Gaelic Blessing”, a moment of gentle prayer. “Morning Has Broken” (featuring Bryn Terfel in dazzling form), “Never Enough” from The Greatest Showman and the tender, new “Xander’s Song”, dedicated to Jenkins’ baby son, show Guiding Light to be the Welsh mezzo’s most poignant and personal album to date.

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