STYLE: Roots/Acoustic RATING OUR PRODUCT CODE: 3924-653 LABEL: Word 7019671608 FORMAT: CD Album ITEMS: 1 RRP: £4.99
Reviewed by Mike Rimmer
The latest songstress to emerge from the Nashville CCM scene mixes pop and acoustic styles for a rootsy experience reminiscent of the music of Carolyn Arends. Beccah has made a smooth transition from session backing singer to in the spotlight performer, turning in an assured sparkling debut. At the boppy end of the album, "Tell Me Where Your Love Comes From" is a catchy piece of pop and the album's opener "Hands Tied" is a groovy acoustic rock song of surrender. The title song and the haunting "Love Looks A Lot Like You" take us firmly into Arends territory with a variety of rootsy sounds - dulcimer, violin, light percussion, etc, undergirding strong moody songs. Two songs stand out, Billy Batstone and Matt Huesmann's song "He Will Build A Bridge", a powerful ballad. The latter portrays the way in which God pulls us back to him when we stray. In a scene where there seem to be so many female singer/songwriters, Beccah Jackson has the talent and the debut album to make an impact.
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