STYLE: Pop RATING OUR PRODUCT CODE: 143453-20987 LABEL: Sixstepsrecords 5099994636628 FORMAT: CD Album ITEMS: 1 RELEASE DATE: 2013-09-23 RRP: £13.00
Reviewed by Tony Cummings
The crowd roars, the drums thud in an almost bodhran style rhythm, a singer starts singing about the transforming power of the cross and a male chorus does one of those wordless "uh-uh-oh" choruses. Why, it's the new Rend Collective Experiment album! No it's not. It's the latest Matt Redman album showing that the surge of popularity for the Rends and Matt's huge hit with the folk-tinged "10,000 Reasons" means that one of the world Church's great songsmiths has tweaked his sound. There are still rock guitars and a little bit of the old stadium rock sound. But there are folk flavours too, not just on the opener "Sing And Shout" but also on the banjo-driven "This Beating Heart". There's also a delightful mid tempo "Your Grace Finds Me" - the album's first single - (with another catchy "uh-uh-oh" chorus), a tender piano-led reflective ballad "Mercy" and the serene closer "Benediction". My favourite track at the moment is a reflection of the living water of mercy ("Mercy") but there are several others that are already registering on my heart. Recorded live at the LIFT Worship Leader Collective before 1,500 worship leaders and with a sparkling sound quality, this, Matt's first all new album for a while, shows that he is still the world Church's most consistent creator of heartwarming worship songs.
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Following the bestselling album of his career, Matt Redman’s newest project Your Grace Finds Me is released in 2013. The album was recorded at the LIFT Worship Leader Collective in Atlanta in front of 1,500 worship leaders and features fresh new worship songs.