There are some worship artists/songwriters who release albums and you instantly love them, but eventually you get tired of the project and songs. I'll refrain from naming them, but when it comes to the worship music industry, most people like them.
Then there are artists like Matt Redman, Tim Hughes and most recently, House Fires and United Pursuit. These artists tend to put out projects that don't grab you instantly, but the more you listen to them, the more the songs grow on you and eventually you realize how good the writing is...at least, in my opinion.
The latest release from LIFE Worship, called Wide Open Space, carries that quality. I was excited when I received this album to review, because I still love their last release, Dance Again. I actually used a few of the songs like, "We Believe" and "His Kingdom is Here" to lead my church in worship, and they ended up as favorites.
My first time through Wide Open Space, it didn't quite grab me, but the more I've listened to it, the more the melodies and lyrics have grown on me.
The title track is truly infectious and is the kind of song that should be on Christian radio and not redone by a popular artist (rant over).
My favorite song has become "My Saviour Still". The more I've listened to it, the more it's blessed me and I could definitely see my church embracing it in a worship service. Here's the chorus:
What a hope I have in You
When my world caved in
You were Saviour then
And You are my Saviour still