Matt Price - Dream

Published Monday 25th April 2016
Matt Price - Dream
Matt Price - Dream

RATING 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 160128-23669
LABEL: Independent

Reviewed by Andrew Wallace

The title track of this EP from the Nashville-based singer/songwriter is currently on the Cross Rhythms Radio playlist. The songs here were born out of a time of transition for Price as he uprooted from his home in Atlanta and moved with his wife to Nashville to pursue his music career. The production and writing with veterans like Tony Wood, Sue C Smith and Michael Farren is nicely polished and both "Dream" and "Every Moment" are underpinned by a driving drum beat, tinkly keys and tonnes of vocal reverb as Price sings of finding fulfilment in the plans our Maker has for us. "Beautiful Now", written at the time of his marriage, is an emotional cut backed by dramatic strings, reminding women not to take their status from modern media culture but from God. The keyboard intro here had me reaching for my collection of Michael W Smith oldies. A more stripped down acoustic version bookends the EP. "Falling Into You", another up-tempo string-soaked number, reveals Price desperately clinging to God during his recent life changes. An enjoyable listen.

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