Deeper marks Christian singer/songwriter JJ Heller’s return to her acoustic-oriented roots. The album offers previously released tunes in more intimate settings, along with several new compositions highlighting both Heller’s family-oriented lyrics and her buoyant way with folk/pop melodies. The tracks have a warmly domestic feel to them, heard especially on “I Get To Be the One” and “When I’m with You” (both conveying love from a parent to a child). Her polished songcraft and jazzy leanings add richness to tunes like “Sunshine” and “The Very Thought of You” without spoiling their wide-eyed charm. Heller’s spiritual expressions are rooted in everyday life—“Someday” and “Red Against Your Black” examine the world with hopeful, resilient faith. “Kingdom Come” (rendered here with quiet intensity) sums up much of Heller’s appeal as an artist. Producers Mitch Dane and Ben Shive keep things tasteful and a little quirky, adding soft woodwinds and bouncy keyboards to embroider the vocals and acoustic guitars.