STYLE: Pop RATING OUR PRODUCT CODE: 131294-19871 LABEL: RayLyn 819363010003 FORMAT: CD Album ITEMS: 1 RELEASE DATE: 2012-11-06 RRP: £12.99
Reviewed by Stephen Luff
Kyle is currently a worship leader based at Fort Worth, Texas. This is his debut album and clearly he has something a little different to bring to the worship table. In many ways, on repeated listen, I am reminded of Ron David Moore in terms of musical style especially the 'My House' album. The title track is an honest, heartfelt modern take on Job, where we cannot understand all that is going on around or to us, while "Come To Me" continues the roots, guitar-driven feel of the album. Kyle's worship background becomes more to the front lyrically in "Fountains" and "You Are The Only One" while "Build It On The Rock" and "New Life "offer a change of feel to the rest of the album with its blend of gospel and blues. Throughout, Kyle delivers the goods demonstrating a wealth of experience (over 10 years of worship leading), with an album that will surely stand the test of time.
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Fort Worth-based singer-songwriter Kyle Sherman recently signed on as the flagship artist to brand new label RayLynn Records, an opportunity that presented itself during a time period when a record deal wasn’t even on his radar.
‘It’s crazy how God works,’ Kyle says. ‘Five years ago, I pushed pretty hard to do my own thing as a singer-songwriter, but every well I approached would dry up. It clearly wasn’t the right time.’ So Kyle continued on a path of leading worship, taking on a full-time role as worship leader at Lifechurch.TV’s Fort Worth.
Just 3 years later Kyle made it back to Nashville, pouring his heart into a microphone at Sony studio with veteran producer and country singer-songwriter Mark Collie, making his first album. God is faithful. Hear Me, the result of those sessions, is an eclectic and authentic mix of rootsy, southern soul.