Holly Starr "Everything I Need" by Grace Thorson (cmaddict.com) on 2015-10-27 08:20:53
The effervescent Holly Starr returns with "Everything I Need" – her fourth album release. "Everything I Need" blends both pop and worship together with Holly’s youthful, powerful voice. This project leans more toward worship with a mellow and less upbeat tone than her past works. In her lyrics, though, Holly takes on a devotedly serious and spiritually mature route with a direct focus on praise.
I feel like "Everything I Need" is a personal anthem from Holly’s heart to her Savior. The lyrics are pure and humble with a passion to seek only Him. From the album, I really liked My "Father’s Love" with the lyrics, “I am your bride. You are my love. You are the one I’ve been waiting for…” Another noteworthy title is "God Is" with words like, “God is, God is, greater than the fear you’re facing, greater than the storm that’s raging…” The first track also has a great melody with the anthem, “Turn down the noise in all I do, in all I do, let it be all about you, Jesus…” The other four songs are good, as well.
In whole, "Everything I Need" is a decent new project by Holly. Comparing this with her last work, I have to say that I liked "Focus" better. This latest project is worship-based – which is nice, but I miss Holly’s original style from her second album. What I liked most about "Focus" was the jubilant pop and variety provided within those tunes. The difference in "Everything I Need" is that it leans towards praise and worship.
On its own, "Everything I Need" portrays the simple truth that God fulfills our every desire. In this world, we don’t require anything else. God is enough and He is everything we need. Holly expressed this inner love for Jesus in the tracks she created, and I’m so excited to see her deep passion for God grow. I think that a lot of listeners will be touched with the lyrics and her genuine desire behind those words.
If you’re a die-hard Holly Starr fan, you should enjoy "Everything I Need." Keep in mind that it’s more praise than pop and you will like it for its own distinct sound. All in all, I’m a big fan of Holly Starr. In fact, I was hooked by her first album "Tapestry." In my own MP3 digital space, "Everything I Need" has joined my collection of "Focus" and "Tapestry" – my two personal favorites.
Rating: 3 out of 5
Genre: Pop / Worship
Label: Artist Garden Entertainment
Release Date: September 18, 2015
Buy it: Amazon - iTunes
Through Me (3:19)
Never Going Back (3:52)
Everything I Need (4:09)
Forever Faithful (3:29)
My Father's Love (4:29)
God Is (3:17)