Music: The Firewatcher’s Daughter by Brandi Carlile

Cover of Brandi Carlile - The Riverwatcher's DaughterIn her 5th album, The Firewatcher’s Daughter, Brandi Carlile explores finding your home, love that lasts, and growing up. The songs tend to be predominantly folksy with some pop and rock splashed in, lending itself to be a great soundtrack for a lazy day: soothing, yet with enough up-tempo tracks to keep you alert.

Fun fact: All of the songs were recorded in single takes by Carlile and her long-term band mates Phil and Tim Hanseroth.