If my formative years of faith had a soundtrack, worship from Matt Redman would feature heavily. “You Never Let me Go” reminds me of hearing those words for the first time and the stirring of emotion as I realised where my faith was anchored. Ultimately, his words and music are emotive.
Glory Song is no different. To paraphrase track 3, ‘Greatest Hallelujah’, this album is one in which he has poured out his heart for worship and God. Backed by gospel choirs, guest musicians, and a group of over 120 singers, the album was always going to be praise on a large scale and it does not disappoint.
Covering a breadth of emotions and styles, from the upbeat, ‘All Glory’ which is bound to be a festival favourite for summers to come to the hope-filled catchy praise of ‘Gospel Song’ (featuring a cameo from Guvna B) to the contemplative ‘One Day (When we all get to Heaven)’ where Matt shares a heartfelt prayer for a future without pain and tragedy.
With a mix of pop praise amongst rousing gospel tracks, there’s sure to be a favourite for everyone on this album.
‘Glory Song’ is Matt Redman doing what he does best: stirring, collective, congregational worship that is as fitting for a car sing-a-long as it is in a large, open worship space. If you loved ‘10,000 Reasons’ or ‘Unbroken Praise’, you won’t be disappointed.
Glory Song is available to buy now from Eden.
September 26th, 2017 - Posted & Written by Laura White