We all live with uncertainty about our future. It’s often our past regrets and current struggles that cause us to lose confidence in ourselves and our faith. I Am They brings this very real nature to light with a hopeful reminder of our Faithful God. Though we may waver, He never will. He becomes our hope during good times and bad. When we cling to His faithfulness, we can look forward and back to a life full of fulfilled promises.
NBC’s The Voice Finalist, Koryn Hawthorne, continues to inspire and energize listeners with her sophomore album, I Am. Crossing multiple music genres, she offers a smorgasbord of delightful and tasty treats. Koryn sticks to her roots, with a soulful urban vibe, but opens up and reveals a softer side. Marrying unexpected sounds and voices, Koryn offers an open and honest picture of what she’s capable of. Revealing the truth of this world, Koyn reminds listeners of the truth of God’s Word.
Life is devastating: tragedies, loss, pain, sorrow lead us to the depths of humanity. What is there? God! Through their own struggles with devastation, this brother-in-law duo, Michael Landingham is married to Andrew Enos’ sister, realized that more tragic than the tragedy itself is the reality that most people don’t know how to grieve and overcome their pain. Their EP, Held By Your Love, offers listeners with a resource to find healing in the midst of anguish.
White Doves is the second half of a full-length record about the duality of life. While the first half, Warplanes, focuses on the darker themes of life (hate, anger, violence, etc.), the new EP is about justice, peace, love, family and all the good things about life. White Doves streams seamlessly between multiple genres, including rock, EDM, folk, pop and alternative, all flowing together in a sound that resonates with the current times.
Kim Walker Smith: Wild At Heart (Capitol Records CMG)
In her fifth album, Kim Walker-Smith offers live-recorded songs that encourage listeners to explore life, renewal and their desperate love for Jesus. “My last record, On My Side, was a collection of songs written from a desert season of my life. I was processing grief, anger, and pain. God met me in the desert and brought life and healing,” says Kim Walker-Smith when explaining what led to the new album. “Emerging from the desert ushered me into a season fresh with new life. This new album is a strong declaration of freedom and who God is. On the other side of a desert season are growth, a deeper connection to Jesus, and a new authority.”
Recorded just weeks before the nation’s pandemic quarantine, Gateway Church provides an intimate offering of some new songs. See You Move provides seven songs, each written by one of their many campus’ worship leaders. Recorded live, in-the-round, See You Move establishes an environment where musicians can feed off of one another in a way that is lost on stage. This set up brings a surprising element of energy in the open space.