Josh Groban’s New Album “Illuminations” Worth A Listen


Ballad powerhouse Josh Groban recently released his newest studio album, “Illuminations.” Most famous for his inspirational song “You Raise Me Up” and his many appearances on Oprah, Groban’s voice has impressed millions around the world.

For this album he decided to part ways with long-time producer David Foster and instead work with former rocker Rick Rubin to create this 13-song compilation.

This release comes three years after his 2007 Christmas record, “Noel,” sold 5 million copies, making it the best-selling album for the entire year.

In the weeks before the CD release, several songs were posted online through a viral marketing blitz, including “Higher Window,” Groban’s personal favorite song on the album, as well as mine. These lyrics flowing through Josh Groban spoke directly to me:

“I drew my line across the sand
And set my flag in no-man’s-land
But here I am, the one man band
With a song that’s meant for two.”

The song continued with the refrain:

“Because there is a light from a higher window
Shining down on us tonight.”

The idea that a light from a higher window is guiding us, shaping us and leading us through each of our life journeys, including our search for a future spouse, reminded me that there is in fact one who does just that every day.

This holiday season, give this dynamite singer a chance to reach out to you wherever you are in your life and remind you that a “higher window” is always overhead.



  1. CJ-109153 August 23, 2012 Reply

    There’s no need of words to discribe Josh Groban songs… Magnificent!!!

  2. Mercedes-642087 November 29, 2010 Reply

    I LOVE MUSIC! And more when the it has lyrics and music. I can’t expect less coming from Josh Groban. I LOVE “Illuminations” a great album and worth to buy or give it to yourself or someone special. I am happy he and his people are sharing their God’s Gift with us. MUSIC the Language of LOVE, PEACE, HOPE! 🙂

  3. Isabelle-536086 November 28, 2010 Reply

    I love that song and its a really good album!

  4. Anna-635092 November 28, 2010 Reply

    This amazing young man, Josh Groban, is one of a kind, -“unique”. The God-given voice he received has lent itself only to the excellent choices of music that Josh has chosen. ( He & another singer, (not an American), share #1 spot on my list of best singers. – Clue: the other male is listed W/ Josh as my favorites on answers to my profile questions.)
    Article well written, & an excellent selection for CM’s blog. We always welcome information on Josh Groban & his music,- he’s such a talent, inspiration & role model !!! Irishanna

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