Brandon Heath "Faith Hope Love Repeat" by Jon Ownbey (CMADDICT.com) on 2017-10-16 12:19:10
Brandon Heath releases his 6th studio album Faith Hope Love Repeat. Beginning his career in 2004 with the release of his first independent album Early Stuff, he later signed that year with Reunion Records and has been with them ever since. No stranger to success his first studio album was released in 2006 and was nominated for a Dove award. He has since gone on to win several Dove awards and an Emmy.
Brandon Heath stands as a song writer and musician whose albums are crafted together by a unique vocal sound and blend of storytelling. While his music is supported by talented musicians and has a good blend of various styles and rhythm, his albums stand on his voice. What makes this album enjoyable is the varied styles from pop to praise.
While the sounds keep you wanting to hear more, it's backed by powerful and meaningful lyrics that come from the artist's experience. Heath came from a broken home early in life and grew bitter towards his parents. As a teenager he came to know Christ and through his forgiveness would eventually forgive his family. His life has continued to change through such events as his marriage in 2014 and their first child expected in December. His music is full of what God does for us in our lives.
The pre-release single “Whole Heart” is a great example of the feel of this album. This album is not a one hit wonder but contains several tracks that hold this album up. I personally liked “Don’t Be Afraid” as an encouraging song that no matter what happens God is in control. The self-titled track “Faith Hope Love Repeat” is a song with a message that any parent would want to sing to their kids while mixing together a catchy beat. “Lighthouse” is also about how no matter what we do or where we are God is always guiding us.
Composed of 11 tracks the running time is a bit quick at 40 minutes, which is my biggest complaint. If you’re not careful this is sure to be a disk that you wear out. This is certainly an album for anyone’s collection, it's uplifting and given the varied style it will appeal to almost everyone. When I think of an artist whose career is defined by their distinct vocal talent and song writing ability, my first thought is Michael W. Smith. Listening to Brandon Heath reminds me of the first time I heard Michael W. Smith. While many stars come and go Brandon Heath has the God given talent to last.
Rating: 5 out of 5
Label: Reunion Records
Release Date: October 20, 2017
Buy it: Amazon - iTunes
The Future Is Bright (3:35)
Whole Heart (3:03)
I Run (3:14)
Got the Love (3:39)
Don't Be Afraid (3:36)
Faith Hope Love Repeat (4:01)
A Little Faith (3:35)
You'll Find Love Again (4:21)
Someone Like Me (4:16)
Only One in the World (2:51)
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