A Michigan native who has taken up residence in Nashville, Jill Parr has a strong, supple voice that is adept at delivering lush AC ballads and frisky, uptempo pop.

A Michigan native who has taken up residence in Nashville, Jill Parr has a strong, supple voice that is adept at delivering lush AC ballads and frisky, uptempo pop. An impressive debut, Orbit features songs that explore faith from a variety of angles—from questioning and confusion to surrender and peace. Power ballads "This I Know" and "Feel the Scars," as well as an engaging cover of Sting's "If I Ever Lose My Faith in You," are especially noteworthy. Though Parr didn't write any of the songs, she brings a confessional, vulnerable quality to each vocal performance.—DEP