Matt Maher - Welcome To Life

Published Thursday 28th June 2007
Matt Maher - Welcome To Life
Matt Maher - Welcome To Life

STYLE: Roots/Acoustic
RATING 7 7 7 7 7 7 7
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 12976-2628
LABEL: Independent

Reviewed by Rachel Eadon

The album cover for this Catholic musician from Mesa, Arizona, boasts "a mastery of diverse musical styles" and it's not wrong! No two songs are alike - whereas the title track is light-hearted, lilting and reminiscent of the Beatles, "Isaiah 61" is haunting with its choral backing and a range of percussion. The mixture of acoustic and electric guitar is fantastic and one track even contains a kazoo solo! The lyrics are intense, many taken from Maher's own personal journey with God. Some tracks are also taken straight from the Bible; "Set Me As A Seal" is a breathtakingly beautiful love song. 'Welcome To Life' is an engaging debut and just about justifies the glowing review it gives itself on the cover!

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Reader Comments

Posted by Jacob in Fresberg CA @ 23:43 on Aug 17 2005

Matt Maher is awesome. By Far the best CD i own. BEST CATHOLIC Singer out there....
Matt Maher is one Kewl guy; with one amazing Vision.

Best album song is 40 days or Set me as a Seal

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