Kerrie Roberts - Time For The Show

Published Friday 31st May 2013
Kerrie Roberts - Time For The Show
Kerrie Roberts - Time For The Show

RATING 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 126659-20496
LABEL: Reunion 602341017022
RELEASE DATE: 2013-05-01
RRP: £9.99

Reviewed by Lins Honeyman

Like its acclaimed eponymously-titled predecessor, Florida-based singer Kerrie's second album is yet another powerhouse piece of work that highlights the sheer talent of one of CCM's top notch artists. Whilst the overall feel of this album is very much in the X Factor diva vein of Leona Lewis or Alexandra Burke thanks to an expertly-delivered big vocal style and some radio-friendly material, reality show comparisons can be put to one side on account of Roberts' ability to create something that will have a longevity far beyond any fickle fame restrictions. The general dance-tinged nature of this release is typified in the thumping title track and the stirring "Sing" which will appeal to mainstream ears and radio bosses alike but Roberts is careful to not sacrifice meaningful lyrics for the feel good factor and bravely tackles some of the thornier aspects of faith in these co-written songs. For instance, "Masterpiece" and "What Are You Afraid Of" cover low self esteem issues and irrational fear respectively whilst the thought-provoking "Not Real Yet" deals with insecurity without ever sounding maudlin and offers up Jesus as the solution without ever sounding clichéd. Elsewhere, Roberts' sublime vocal dexterity is showcased in the big balladry of "In Your Sight" and the upbeat pop of "Wake Up" before closing this stunning release with the tender song of worship "Like Jesus Loves".

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Sample Track Listing:
1. Time For The Show [Listen]
2. Sing [Listen]
3. What Are You Afraid Of [Listen]
4. Finally Home [Listen]
5. Middle Of It All [Listen]
6. Masterpiece [Listen]
7. Not Real Yet [Listen]
8. In Your Sight [Listen]
9. Wake Up [Listen]
10. Like Jesus Loves [Listen]

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Product Description
Evolving from her successful self-titled début (2009), laden with songs defined by empathy and openness, Kerrie’s latest offering is introduced by the compelling first single, Finally Home which paints the picture of warmth and security, artfully paralleling the comfort found in a believer’s faith in Christ.  Other standout tracks include Masterpiece, which celebrates the beauty in each of us and What Are You Afraid Of which reflects ‘living a life of faith and living it bravely’.

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