Pick of the Week: MercyMe's SpokenFor/Almost There
- Chris Davidson Contributing Writer
- 2003 26 Sep
CD: Spoken For
Artist: Mercy Me
Quote: "...we wanted this album to reflect how grateful we need to be that God ever looked our way. If somebody listens to the album and walks away a more grateful person, then we've accomplished what we've been called to do." --Bart Millard
FYI: Highlights include the title song (already destined to be a hit at radio), "The Love of God" and "There's a Reason," but the entire album is well worth a listen.
The Bottom Line: The group that dominated radio charts this past year with the mega-hit "I Can Only Imagine," nabbing this year's Dove Award for Song of the Year, is back in full force with its sophomore release, Spoken For. Produced by Pete Kipley (who also directed last year's Almost There), Spoken For picks up several steps beyond where that project left off, showcasing a cohesive blend of guitar-driven roots rock and powerful ballads. This new batch of songs displays both a musical and spiritual growth, and lead singer Bart Millard shines as he sings each song with a passionate intensity and emotion. While these melodies are musically accessible, the lyrics are refreshingly deep, a combination that may broaden your definition of "worship" music.
Featuring: "The Change Inside of Me," "All the Above," "Spoken For," "There's a Reason," "Come One, Come All," "Crazy," "Word of God Speak," "Your Glory Goes On," "The Love of God," "Go" and "All Because of This."