UNTO US – JJ HELLER
JJ Heller’s much awaited first full-length Christmas album has finally been released. “Unto Us” is a compilation of carefully selected songs that is a combination of JJ’s personal favorites and three original songs that feature JJ’s crystalline voice.
“Unto Us,” the first of the three original songs, is the carrier single. A pleasant ballad which JJ co-wrote with her husband Dave.
“Christmas Is Here” is a call to worship amid the hectic frenzy of the season. Making use of a choir, this song brings us to a place where time stands still and all we want to do is worship Jesus for who He is.
“Oh, To See Christmas” has that distinct country sound that JJ usually incorporates in some of her songs. A song with a faster beat that causes one clap their hands, tap their feet and nod their heads with the rhythm.
“Unto Us is clearly an effort from Heller’s heart rooted in Christmas tradition and memories, and that alone makes the album a victory. Some tracks are more refined than others, and time will tell whether or not Unto Us becomes an annual tradition, but as a tribute to the Christmastime spirit rooting in the gospel, JJ Heller’s effort is among this season’s finer offerings.” (jesusfreakhideout.com)