my younger brother isaac’s debut album was just released on iTunes! i am so so proud of him. he is such a gifted musician and composer and i had to share the news since i’ve shared snippets of his music in the past and many of you have also been excitedly awaiting this news. he is actually currently in mexico for a 2 year mission for our church, where he is focused on serving the people around him there (and not on recording his music), but he recorded the music before he left with a producer who just finished the album and posted it on iTunes yesterday.
you can search “isaac reid” on iTunes, or the name of the album, “novus” to find the music. it’s a tough call because i love all of them, but i think fantasia on elastic heart and also altum blue are my favorite tracks. but i also love his arrangement of there is a green hill far away that he put on the album as well. brings me to tears every time.
just to toot my proud sister horn for a second, my little brother has been composing his own music since he was a little boy (like 8 years old!) and i know he will do great things with his talent over his lifetime because it has already touched so many. he is the most humble kid on the planet too and would probably never tell anyone that his music is available now, so i guess it’s a good thing he has four older sisters that have major sister pride. i am thankful for his willingness to always sit down and play for me whenever we are together. i have been living for his weekly missionary emails (we aren’t able to talk on the phone during his mission) and so glad to hear he’s been able to play the piano in mexico because i was seriously getting nervous how two years without it would be possible. he’s an incredible example to my three little ones and we love him so so much.
ps. throwback to this post in 2008 when isaac came to nyc to visit josh and me when he was only nine years old. the best trip.