STYLE: Pop RATING OUR PRODUCT CODE: 121246-19611 LABEL: Sparrow 5099908312822 FORMAT: CD Album ITEMS: 1 RELEASE DATE: 2012-01-23 RRP: £13.00
Reviewed by Tim Holden
Female singers singing inspirational and worship-based pop songs are nothing new but when done well, as it is here, they still have the power to touch the heart and speak to the mind. This is the second studio album from the Texan worship leader who has enjoyed considerable success Stateside. Kari's vocals are equally at home on the up tempo numbers, like "Find You On My Knees", as the more contemplative ones, such as the piano-based "What Love Is This" with Kari's voice floating around the piano line. The songwriting is consistently good and the big budget production does it proud. From the opening strings of "Steady My Heart", accentuating the message that God will steady our heart in whatever situation we find ourselves, the music always compliments the lyrics with some memorable melodies and hooks. If you like uplifting pop done well, go get this album.
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Kari Jobe is one of Christian music’s best selling female artists and one of the most respected worship leaders in the country. On her sophomore release, Where I Find You, Kari is joined once again by producer Ed Cash (Chris Tomlin, Matthew West, Steven Curtis Chapman) who produced her breakout self-titled debut as well as acclaimed producer Matt Bronleewe (Natalie Imbruglia, Josh Wilson, Leeland).
Where I Find You features the hit radio single We Are that Kari describes as a “song of commission for us as believers to be reminded of what we’ve been called to and that
is to impact people’s lives in everything we do”. Kari currently leads worship at Gateway Church (Southlake, TX) as well as leading worship at conferences across the country and around the world.
The Dove Award winner believes the work of the ministry always come back to the people. “I am moved by people’s lives and stories, and I am amazed by who God is and who He says that we are. Music becomes a way to minister to people in times of trouble, to lead them to the feet of Jesus who can bring peace, life, hope and healing.”