Breath of Heaven – Maddi Jane cover review

Screen Shot 2017-12-02 at 11.16.39 PMWhen your favourite up-and-coming singer covers your favourite song?
Maddi Jane has works her magic with her cover of Amy Grant’s Breath of Heaven.
Originally written by Chris Eaton, Amy Grant rewrote the verse lyrics to personalize the song.
Maddi Jane, a YouTube star, covers popular songs on her channel.
She has uploaded videos of herself singing original songs as well.
I love this singer-songwriter. She’s a fantastic artist.

And her cover of Breath of Heaven?


Maddi’s cover features her vocals backed with piano.
Maddi adds her creative spin to Breath of Heaven in the chorus. She takes the end of the chorus up one octave higher than Amy Grant does in her rendition.
Creative spin.
Chills and thrills.
The piano and voice create an intimate performance and allow listeners to appreciate the beauty of Maddi’s voice, the beauty of the piano and the beauty of the song.
Love the steady vamp of piano chords underneath Maddi’s voice.
Acoustic intimacy.
Music in all its glory.
Maddi Jane is a beautiful musician. She covered a beautiful song. A sacred song.
And behind the song’s beauty, there’s some great songwriting techniques.
Breath of Heaven offers great songwriting tools.
The slower tempo of the song is a great way to feature the slow flurry of 16th-notes in the intro to the song.

Composed in a minor key?

Hauntingly beautiful.

Chills. Every. Time.
The chorus, with the repetition of the lyric, “Breath of heaven”, sounds like a prayer.
Breath of heaven
Hold me together
Be forever near me
Breath of heaven
Breath of heaven
Lighten my darkness
Pour over me your holiness
For you are holy
Breath of heaven
Breath of Heaven is a beautiful reminder of how music can lift people up through an inspirational chorus.
Repetition is a great tool to do that, and amplify the message of the song.
Here’s Maddi Jane’s Breath of Heaven.
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