Todd Agnew - Need

Published Wednesday 2nd December 2009
Todd Agnew - Need
Todd Agnew - Need

RATING 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 82547-15843
LABEL: Fair Trade Services 766887255529
RELEASE DATE: 2009-10-06
RRP: £9.99

Reviewed by Andy Shaw

Todd has achieved much success in America with his last album, 2007's 'Better Questions', hitting number one on Billboard's Christian retail chart. Since then the singer/songwriter has been through a number of life changes including getting married and returning to his home state of Texas. This has had an influence on his sound with 'Need' having a mellower feel to it. A number of musical influences can be heard throughout the album. There is a Southern tinge to tracks like opener "Joy Unspeakable" and the gospel influenced "Higher Ground". There are also songs showing a more acoustic folk side particularly on "Did You Mean Me?" and "Give Me Jesus". The tempo is picked up in places such as the rocked up and funky "Tell Me The Story" and "Breakable". Agnew has the vocal strength for the more pumped up songs sounding not dissimilar to Chad Kroeger of Nickelback; whilst sounding equally at home on the mellower, more vulnerable sounding tracks. Piano led track "The Love of God" is a fine example of this gentler sound.

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Sample Track Listing:
1. Joy Unspeakable [Listen]
2. Written On The Wall [Listen]
3. I Need No Other [Listen]
4. Give Me Jesus [Listen]
5. Higher Ground [Listen]
6. Tell Me The Story [Listen]
7. Did You Mean Me- [Listen]
8. Gloria [Listen]
9. The Love Of God [Listen]
10. Breakable [Listen]
11. Deep Love [Listen]
12. Jesus, The Hope Of Glory [Listen]

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Product Description
Songwriter, musician and worship artist Todd Agnew, known for anthem hits such as Grace Like Rain, This Fragile Breath and My Jesus, returns with a compelling new project that explores the perceptions of our true desires, which ultimately can only be defined by
acknowledging our need for a Saviour.

Known for his introspective writing that often parallels the teachings of the church and celebrates the character of God, Agnew’s signature voice belts out joyful declarations of praise (Gloria, Joy Unspeakable), cries for the urgency of Christ (I Need No Other), and yearns for answers and assurance (Written on the Wall, Did You Mean Me?) with his unassuming “get-out-of-the-way-and-let-God-move” style.

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