Description of Come Follow Me by Angela
The new album, entitled "Come Follow Me", is a departure from her debut album which was one of the first Catholic modern rock albums. Angela recalls that "the first album was recorded in New York and Philly but this one was recorded in Tennessee. There's some slow songs, some rock songs and a little Irish... there's a little of everything." The Irish influence comes from the production work by Bob Halligan Jr of Ceili Rain. "He and I worked so well together. This one has a lot of my creativity. There are different themes such as chastity, Our Lady, and following Christ. I was trying to find different songs to relate to my ministry, to touch the youth and to help them understand more about our Faith."
Bob Halligan's Celtic influences are also felt on the songs which he helped write such as "Fresh Wind" and "Breastplate of St. Patrick". On the album are also songs co-written by Sarah Hart. Angela, however, contributes two of the album's strongest songs; "Come Follow Me" and "Rain". The latter song was based on her conversion experience. "I had never really written many songs before. I was in Eucharistic Adoration one night and I asked the Lord if He could give me a song about my conversion. I just knelt there in front of Him and He just flooded me with the words. I went home that night and I prayed to the Holy Spirit to give me the melody."
From start to finish, Angela's warm vocals bring focus to some great songs. There is even a cover of "Let it Be" on this album. "I felt that song was so cool. Paul McCartney wrote it for his mother who was Catholic. I related it to our Blessed Mother who we can always go to. 'Let it Be' is short for 'Let it be done to me according to thy Word' (Mary's words at the Annunciation). That's been my logo and it is even on my T-shirts. It's just so powerful as Our Lady leads us to Christ."