Jillian Edwards’ voice is a time machine, transporting listeners to another time and place entirely. Whether she’s drifting through a daydream or reflecting on the intricacies of what it means to be human, Edwards changes the scene with a singular note. Her latest endeavor ushers in a fresh setting—one filled with lush grass, quiet streams and vibrant wildflowers. With music ready-made for rest, solitude and comfort, Edwards invites listeners into a state of abiding on her new EP, Meadow. As her first collection of original music in more than five years, Meadow mirrors the season in which the majority of the songs were written. “The first time I felt an urgency and a vision for what my next collection of songs would be, my heart was filling up with songs that were a response to both faith-shaking moments and faith-solidifying moments in life. I’ve seen circumstances bring suffering and pain, but I’ve also seen healing and hope in those places. I wanted to give language to those moments.” The songs that make up Meadow do just that. Like a healing balm, the gentle tracks lovingly point to hope in the midst of trials, anchored by a God who brings peace that passes all understanding. For more than a decade, Edwards—who now resides in Nashville with her husband, Will, drummer for indie rock band Colony House, and their daughter, Willow Faye—has consistently written and recorded music through the lens of faith, even when she’s crafting songs about love and relationships or writing songs specifically for film and television.