STYLE: Pop RATING OUR PRODUCT CODE: 117733-18560 LABEL: Fair Trade Services 736211599896 FORMAT: CD Album ITEMS: 1 RELEASE DATE: 2011-09-27 RRP: £9.99
Reviewed by Simon Eden
Conjure up your mental image of what you think a mumsie minister's wife is like, and then forget it because Heather is far better than that; more like a riding high in the national charts pop star with a sorted home life in Florida. This is Heather's second solo album release comprising of piano-based power ballads that aren't mini-sermons, but do focus around snippets of truth such as "God is still God and he holds it together" based upon Romans 8.28. You may already be familiar with the "Hallelujah" track on this album which was released on a four track EP a few months prior, and made it to number 23 in the US Billboard National Charts. These are mainstream accessible songs birthed out of a worship leader ministry at the church her husband pastors. The tracks tend to be quite "me" focused, such as "can you fix me please, I want to be a beautiful thing", "turn me around, pick me up.. I wanna start over", "you expose me for what I am", but often link into that divine relationship describing where we find God. With a strong powerful voice, the songs are not exciting but are easily accessible adult pop.
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