Music Monday – Angel

Today is Sarah McLachlan’s 45th birthday.  Sarah was born on January 28, 1968 in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.  She started voice lessons as a child and fronted a rock band at the age of 17.  She is known for her emotional ballads and mezzo-soprano vocal range, and as of 2009, she has sold over 40 million albums worldwide.  Unfortunately, as I’m sure many of you would agree, I associate Sarah McLahlan with the heartbreaking, unbearable ASPCA commercials that force me to leave the room or change the channel every time they come on.  The problem is, the song “Angel” is such a beautiful, emotional piece, and it can be hard to appreciate the music when shown images of abused and neglected animals.  So, for today’s Music Monday, I am sharing the song “Angel” in hopes that we can recognize the beauty of the music, without any further distractions.


Happy Birthday, Sarah!