Since her 1998 debut, Nichole Nordeman has penned and performed contemporary Christian classics, won multiple Dove awards, appeared with the Women of Faith, and written for CCM Magazine. Her legacy continues with this seventeen song collection of her biggest hits and stellar fan favorites. Recollection includes "Holy," "Every Season," "Real to Me," "Brave," and more.
Sometimes lifes journey feels like a 6,000 square-foot board game. And instead of mile-markers that read lose a turn or back to START, they may state graduation, weddinglife-impacting moments. With her new album, Recollection, Nichole Nordeman introduces two new tracks and pulls 15
mile-marker songs from four albums that have done far more than sell almost 1 million copies, win nine GMA Dove Awards and land five No. 1 radio singles. They have allowed audiences to walk alongside her life journey.
Whether pleading to God to be real somehow in Real to Me or humbling her questions to praise in Holy, Nordeman is transparent in songs about faiths ups and downs.
Her two new songs, Sunrise and Finally Free, are no different. Raising the popular time machine question in lead single Sunrise, Nordeman asks herself if she could go back and make her life easier, would she? She answers with, How would I know the morning if I knew
not midnight? Melodically, the minor,
whispering chords follow the verses, until the mood dramatically builds instrumentally and vocally into a major key, as Nordeman proclaims God as maker of new beginningsYou are sunrise.
Finally Free, the new theme song for Women of Faith, quietly consoles the soul imprisoned in doubt with a ballad that centers on the John 8:36 promise of new freedom in Christ. Let the chains fall away starting today/Everything has changed/Im finally free.
JENNA LUCADO- CCMMagazine.com