Synth Worship Anthems
Posted August 29, 2017
By kaitlyngosnell_nrt, Staff Reviewer
After a six-year hiatus, CCM artist Robert Pierre is back with his fourth studio release, Nothing Without You. Packed with lots of radio-ready hits, this album will delight fans of piano- and synth-driven worship.
Nothing Without You opens with the energetic "I Will Praise You," which worships God for His creation and redemption of both the world and mankind. Along the same lines, "God Most High" and "Holy" also praise God for all He has made.
Piano-driven worship ballads that crescendo into soaring and synthy anthems are central to Pierre's album. "Without You" and "Forever Messiah" follow this pattern. In addition, the constant energy of "The Lord Who Reigns Forever" allows for the listener to become immersed in the worshipful lyrics: "There is no One greater / There is none but You."
By contrast, the theme of surrender is prevalent in ballads "More Like You" and "In Your Hands," the latter of which paints a picture of the journey of surrender to Christ a believer travels. "Your Name" and "On Faith Alone" explore similar themes, as well as the angelic synth-filled "Rest in Jesus," which describes how Jesus replaces fear with His peace. The cover Pierre does of "How Great Thou Art" is unique and catchy, combining folky sounds and synthesizers to make a high-energy rendition David Crowder would certainly enjoy.
The Bottom Line: Robert Pierre's Nothing Without You will certainly touch the hearts of many worshipers. This is one CCM artist to watch!
Song to Download Now
"I Will Praise You
" (Get it on iTunes here.
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