Chris Tomlin "Never Lose Sight"
by Michael Tackett (cmaddict.com) on 2016-11-15 15:38:30
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Chris Tomlin has given the church numerous worship songs since his first debut record in 2001. Over the years, he has become somewhat of the poster child for the genre as it shifted from being driven from POP/Rock hits (DC TALK, Audio Adrenaline) to almost a pure worship focused format (on radio at least). One thing to note is that while Tomlin has redefined the genre, there is an opposite voice of folks that state he is watering down the message by having lackluster lyrics and playing it too safe (a sentiment I understand). With all that said, Tomlin released his newest record, Never Lose Sight, late last month.

The first hit single(s) “Good Good Father” and “Jesus” start the record off with an interesting feel. If you had just heard these two songs you would think this is your standard, and maybe most basic songs Tomlin has done to date. However, the story doesn’t end there (which is a good thing). From there, we are given “Impossible Things” with guest vocalist Danny Gokey. The track is refreshing, and for me, really highlights the start of a different record. From there, we are given radio-friendly tunes that musically aligns with Tomlin's earlier records (also a good thing). Songs like He Lives, Glory Be, God of Cavalry and cover Come Thou Font, all are typical Tomlin tunes and musical renditions.

The closing song, First Love, features Kim- Walker Smith as an album highlight. The song is about going back to your first love of Christ. Transitioning through many life stages can sometimes make you struggle on how you handle your faith. In the end, you’re reminded to go back to your first love-Jesus. It’s a passionate plea that comes across as genuine and ends the album on a very sweet note.

Tomlin’s Never Lose Sight doesn’t redefine the genre or musically break any new ground. However, what Tomlin does do is give us a strong contemporary worship record. It’s his best well-rounded record since “And If Our God Is for Us...” record in 2010. Die-hard fans will love Never Lose Sight while others may listen to, but find nothing too exceptional.



Rating: 3.5 out of 5

Genre: Worship
Label: Sixstepsrecords
Release Date: October 21, 2016
Buy it: Amazon - iTunes

Tracklist:
Good Good Father
Jesus
Impossible Things [feat. Danny Gokey]
Home
God Of Calvary
He Lives
Glory Be
Come Thou Fount (I Will Sing)
Yes And Amen
All Yours
First Love [feat. Kim Walker-Smith]






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