Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Matt Redman: Glory Song

Matt Redman teamed up with several of his worship-artist friends for this album, first releasing the track “Gracefully Broken (feat. Tasha Cobbs Leonard).” Tasha Cobbs Leonard also released her own version of this song on the same day. The album also features Kierra Sheard, Guvna B, Madison Cunningham, and Kim Walker-Smith. 

As many of the songs feature collaborations with other musicians, this is quite a musically diverse album from Redman ... and that's a good thing. The songs cross genres, and one even features a gospel choir ("Gospel Song"). However, Redman's signature pop sound is still there. 

Tasha Cobbs Leonard adds her powerhouse vocals to "Gracefully Broken," making this song the perfect choice for the first release.

You can learn the "story behind the story" for "Gracefully Broken":  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7LeKJYkhIo8

And here's the link for the the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=__haUJns_b8

I'll highlight a few of my favorite songs, though it's certainly hard to narrow down the choices.

  • "Greatest Hallelujah" is reminiscent of Redman's wonderful worship songs, though it may be a bit long for some listeners, as it clocks in at over seven minutes.
  • "Gospel Song" has an infectious chorus, and it is hard to not clap and sing along. 
  • "It Is Finished" has one of the most powerful messages of any song on the album, in my opinion. Here are some of the lyrics: "Amplify Your anthem of grace within my soul. Let me hear the wonders of Your redeeming love, and let me hear those saving words You spoke upon the cross: It is finished. It is finished. O, what else is there to say? Shame is silenced. Death defeated. Hallelujah, God be praised." 

If you are looking for a wonderful album to help draw you closer to God and showcase His majesty, this is certainly one to check out. It releases on September 29, 2017. Here are some purchase links:

Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy of this CD from Propeller/FlyBy Promotions. I was not required to leave a positive review.

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