(#2: Love Revolution) Fantastic! Great momentum, energy, and excitement. It sounds just like a revolution!
(#3: The Greatness of our God) This is a nice song, and it is great to relax after the first two!
(#4: Human) Pop march
(#5: Beauty Mark) Groovy
Those of you who like Natalie Grant because of her popular songs in the style of "Held" or "The Real me" will like the second half of this CD more than the first half...
(#6: Power of the Cross) Magnificent! It is gloriously inspirational, uplifting, and dramatic.
(#7: Desert Song) This is a reflective and contemplative song, having a walking-pace tempo with a sense pleasant assurance. Very nice!
(#8: Your Great Name): Amazing! This is a majestic song full of passionate grandeur.
(#9: You Deserve): Calm and sincere, with a judicious melodic buildup near the end.
(#10: Someday our King Will Come) Characteristic of Gospel-style music, this highlights Ms. Grants versatility in style.
(#11: Song to the King) A quiet, almost meditative ending to a rather musically intense album.
Closing thoughts: This album is TREMENDOUSLY above average compared to other CCM I have heard. In fact, it is one of my favorite albums of all time. There is a nice variety of musical styles on this album. What I like about Natalie Grant's music is her musical diversity, yet also her judgment. She is in between two styles. On one side of her in the CCM world are the rock bands, who play with a style that I generally find to sound harsh and uncreative. On the other side, it is fortunate that Natalie Grant has not gone the way of some pop artists who overload pop idiosyncrasies in hopes of getting attention from teens. A couple of tracks here are on the outer edges of that, but Ms. Grant is brilliant in that the album as a whole does not give you that impression whatsoever. Young people who are into Christian pop will find several songs on the album that fit their taste. However, older, more conservative Christian music listeners will likely find multiple tracks here than are suitable and enjoyable for them. There is another thing that I should note. Some people criticize contemporary Christian music for having "ambiguous" lyrics that could supposedly be misinterpreted to fit in a secular setting. To the contrary, the Christian-specific message in this album is very clear.
I recently had been introduced to Christian artist, Natalie Grant. I have several of her earlier CD's such as Deeper Life and Awaken. I had purchased her most recent album, Relentless and had the priviledge to see her in concert in Northern California. I was looking forward to her new album Love Revoluation which was to be released in September and heard her sing several of her new songs there at the concert. With these past several albums, she has developed a real maturity in her songs. There are many outstanding tracks such as the title cut, "Love Revoulation" as well as Daring To Be, The Greatness of Our God, Human, You Deserveand the acoustic track, "Your Great Name." The lyricsare really heartfelt and her voice comes across as being extremely sincere. I highly recommend this album and would encourage many young girls to alsopurchase her book, The Real Me, Being The Girl God Sees. It is easy to read and is a fascinating book about God loving us just as we are.