As residents of Southern Israel, Anthony and Irene Chapman have lived under ongoing rocket attacks. Their struggle to maintain faith, hope and love in the face of terror birthed these songs, each written during specific periods of violence.
"Hate" (2012, Operation Pillar of Cloud), defies hatred and violence, and hails love as the true victor.
"Sing to You" (2014, Operation Protective Edge) grapples with the complex emotions of those who send their loved ones to war.
"Prayer Under Fire" (2009, Operation Cast Lead) is a desperate plea for divine protection in the midst of peril, inspired by Psalm 91.
In a world full of conflict, difficulty, fear and loss, Anthony and Irene offer a glimpse into the complicated process of living through challenging experiences, yet not being overcome by them.
released June 12, 2015
Executive Producer: Anthony Chapman
Music Producers: Anthony Chapman, Ayal Kalev, and Miki Avioz
Front Cover Photo: Amir Meiri
Back Cover Photo: www.flickr.com/idfonline
(CC BY-SA 2.0)
Layout: Ricky Chapman rickychapman.com
Special thanks to Miki Avioz, Benny Devora, Uzi Katz at Y.R.S. Studios, Erez Caspi at Bardo Studios, Ohad Aminia at Sonar Studios, Hudi & Sonya, Ricky Chapman, Yulia at Linktone, Shamir Yona and Amir Rozenblit at Ben Gurion University, Orna Greenman, Mike & Jess Day, Udi, Tom & Zach, Howard & Randi, Rich & Paula, Angel, Matt & Christiane, Judy, Kety, Carl, JP, Jenia, Victor, Evan, Tal, Eduardo & Lorena, Avner & Rachel, and to all our friends and supporters who make our music possible.
Extra special thanks to Ayal Kalev whose dedication made this recording a reality.
Songs Under Fire © 2015 Anthony & Irene Chapman, all rights reserved.