Lindsay McCaul - One More Step

Published Sunday 10th August 2014
Lindsay McCaul - One More Step
Lindsay McCaul - One More Step

RATING 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 151710-22170
LABEL: Centricity 0080688897123
RELEASE DATE: 2014-09-01
RRP: £9.98

Reviewed by A T Bradford

Building on her debut album, 'If It Leads Me Back', Lindsay demonstrates a talent that sets her apart from the crowd. 'One More Step' opens with bright keys on "Empty Handed" and an equally lively vocal while the up-beat mood continues with "A Little". There is a country-style and acoustic guitar on "Mess Like Me" while "More Certain Than The Stars" is accompanied by some nicely understated drums. The album's standout track must be "One More Step", with the singer/songwriter recounting how her father led her through key steps of life, from teaching her to walk on the kitchen floor, to leading her up the aisle on her wedding day and concluding with his deathbed's last step into glory. Her well crafted lyrics, expressive voice and ability to communicate without too many of the standard evangelical clichés make Lindsay McCaul one of the most promising artists on today's CCM scene.

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Sample Track Listing:
1. Empty Handed [Listen]
2. A Little [Listen]
3. Jesus Be [Listen]
4. One More Step [Listen]
5. With The BrokenHearted (Featuring Brandon Heath) [Listen]
6. Reaching Arms [Listen]
7. The In Between [Listen]
8. Mess Like Me [Listen]
9. Rule The World [Listen]
10. Love Won't Give Up [Listen]
11. More Certain Than The Stars [Listen]

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Product Description
Singer-songwriter Lindsay McCaul's second project One More Step is artistry born of a willingness to grapple honestly with the questions that arise at that crossroads of brokenness and grace. The 11 songs on One More Step are thoughtful pop offerings that range from the lush and layered to the sparse and hauntingly lyrical.

The project as a whole faithfully chronicles the honest journey of a young woman who has learned that if the expressions of hope and joy are to be real and strong enough to hold us, then they can't shrink back from the sorrow, the grief, the confusion and the doubt that are also a real part of this shared pilgrim journey. The secret is that it's all woven together and if God's grace meets us, it meets us in the very middle of all that messiness of life, circumstance and emotion. And it's from that place, and probably only from that place, that songs with the power to give real hope can be born.

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