STYLE: Rock RATING OUR PRODUCT CODE: 167184-27715 LABEL: Bethel Music 0714929845535 FORMAT: CD Album ITEMS: 1 RELEASE DATE: 2017-11-17 RRP: £9.99
Reviewed by Stephen Luff
Jeremy is, of course, the well-known songwriter and worship leader who first rose to prominence with some wonderful recordings for Vineyard Music in 2007 and is now signed to Redding, California's Bethel where he has featured on several Bethel Music releases. This is in fact his first solo album with Bethel and his first solo project since the 2011 release 'Furious'. Sonically, the album presents an atmospheric pallet for Jeremy's songs. The title track is a prime example with its powerhouse drum beat and its lyrical hungry cry for 'more' while "Overwhelming" feels so intimate and personal like a one to one conversation. Produced by Ran and Ricky Jackson alongside Nicholas Balachandran, 'More' manages to stride the musical chasm of inspiration and melodies and song hooks that stand repeated listening. It may have taken seven years, but with such jaw-dropping songs as "It Only Gets Stronger" exploring growing through trials, it was well worth the wait.
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Jeremy Riddle's More can be likened to a fireworks show -
vibrant, full of awe, compelling, and unpredictable.
The album marks Jeremy Riddles first solo project since 2011, his fifth career release, and first solo project under Bethel Music (he has been featured on seven Bethel Music compilation albums to date). This album adds new anthems to the many Jeremy Riddle songs that have influenced corporate worship (“Be Enthroned”, “Fall Afresh”, Sweetly Broken, Furious, Breaking Through and the massive song This is Amazing Grace), yet it definitively dances down new paths. Jeremy's vocals soar with familiar strength, yet this collection of songs ventures into uncharted stylistic territory compared to his prior projects. These songs are a passionate exploration of what it means to go from glory to glory (2 Corinthians 3:18).
Tracks on More were harvested from a difficult stretch of time in Jeremy's life; acknowledged in honest lyrics like, 'I will not let fear, pain or regret steal the song I was born to sing' Thematically, this project focuses on the holy momentum we tend inside our hearts, a curiosity that cannot be quieted, and the hunger that moves us forward into greater things with God'.
LOVE ON FIRE
NO FEAR IN YOUR LOVE
ALL HAIL KING JESUS
IT ONLY GETS STRONGER
SING TO MY HEART
SHADOW MADE IN LOVE
YESHUA (BONUS TRACK)