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I Want You
by Carried Away

Reviewed by Adrian B. Martinez

"...the three young women that make up Carried Away are challenging themselves and their listeners on their sophomore release."

With “…a desire to encourage this generation to want more than a mundane life, but rather to seek an intimate relationship with God…” the three young women that make up Carried Away are challenging themselves and their listeners (old and new) on their sophomore release, I Want You, to join in their ongoing journey to capture the heart of God.

This Canadian trio based in the Toronto area is comprised of sisters Colleen and Pam Walker, and cousin Christine Prankard. Since the 2005 release of their critically acclaimed debut disc, “Closer to You”, this group has been on a seemingly endless tour, ranging from headline dates and opening slots for acts like Casting Crowns, Point of Grace, and Avalon.

Their new CD I Want You is a 12 track recording comprised of 11 original tracks written by the three young ladies as well as their own take on the classic hymn “Holy, Holy, Holy”. Straddling the lines between pop, acoustic rock and worship, they further spread their wings by taking up almost exclusively the instrumental contexts of this work with Pam’s primary keyboard playing, Christine and Colleen’s guitar playing (and Colleen’s occasional assistance on keys).

This album demonstrates both the artistic and spiritual growth these 20 something’s have been experiencing in creating this work. From the praiseful “Smile” where they ask the Lord, “where on this search will you bring me to?” To the amazingly powerful “Mystery” one cannot help but be compelled to raise your hands to God when you hear them harmonizing to the lyrics “…you said to seek you, but I don’t know where to start. I may not ever realize how much I fall apart (without you), but everyday it seems I find you want to show me love.”

The group will soon debut this progressive blend when they take to the road this fall with Jump5 on their Hello & Goodbye Tour. The band says, “We want to challenge ourselves and others to come to the point where, without compromise, we can truly say to Him ‘I want You’.”

Adrian B. Martinez: "Music and Movies, Movies and Music, always the twain shall meet" is Adrian B. Martinez's motto; a displaced New Yorker living in Connecticut. A complete Movie nut, Adrian was responsible for writing movie synopsis' for Loews Movie Theater's for over 5 years. At any given time that would be a synopsis for over 25 movies in one week. Whew! Nowadays, she is a regular in the Press area for the Creation Festival and Purple Door Festival. To keep her in the lifestyle she has become accustomed, she does web-design for DelMonico Hatter in New Haven, Ct. and serves as a Supervisor for the Hartford Civic Center, also in Ct. An avid traveler, Adrian has been to Europe numerous times and can be seen criss-crossing the United States in her re-furbished 1974 Orange Volkswagen Vanagon which has allowed her to participate in her favorite past-time, meeting new people….When she does take the time to stop, she spends her time with a very handsome man that goes by the name of Zorro. He can be seen sleeping on the couch, bed, bathing in the sunlight on a window ledge or anywhere else that he deems comfortable. Zorro of course, is her cat.