Join The NRTeam
Ryan delivers a decent second album
Posted April 09, 2018
By Rami_NL,


Ryan Stevenson is back, and this time with his second album! This gifted artist stands out with his clear vocals and contemporary pop rock sound that sounds perfect for a versatile use in church services. It is roughly three years after “Fresh Start” and you’ll notice the artistic journey that Ryan Stevenson had made during these three years.

The album starts off with his single release “Lift You Up” from October 2017. It still has a contemporary sound, but it doesn’t sound like a real game changer. The second song “Child In Your Arms” seems to score better at this point, with its Future Bass-esque influences it seems to captivate you better toward it’s hook. The third song “No Matter What” is an interesting collaboration with Bart Millard, it has some elements of slow jam, R&B and of course Ryan’s signature pop rock sound.

The fourth song “The Gospel” is nothing less than his absolute hit release single from March 2017 and it still sounds absolutely amazing, great call to include this song in the album! After that we are treated  with “Faithful” an awesome pop duet, which includes a great collaboration with Amy Grant. It is a great song to go towards the interlude “Welcome to Bonanza”.

his seventh song “Single-Wide Dreamin’” builds up towards a more celebration part of the album, it has some interesting elements from pop rock bands from the late ’90s and early ’00s. His eighth song “Always Been You” seem to continue with this style. The song has a rather long buildup but, but doesn’t seem to really drop, this causes the song to sound a bit more generic that what it could have been. However, the bridge is quite sentimental and captivates well enough to stay interesting.

The closing song of the album “With Lifted Hands” starts out as a sensitive pop ballad that illustrates the act of conversion pretty well. Great inner room music.

This second album seems to deliver enough to stay interesting and is certainly usable for many uses in different settings and media outlets. All with all a decent performance of Ryan Stevenson for his second album! 3,5 stars.

Ramesh Sital

View All Music And Book Reviews By Rami_NL | View Rami_NL's Profile

Christian Music Reviews
Review RSS Feed

Tired of Basic
by LOVECOLLIDE
Added 04/12/18 by CaitlinLassiter_NRT
Read All Reviews(1)

LEDGER EP
by LEDGER
Added 04/12/18 by MaryNikkel_NRT
Read All Reviews(1)

Velveteen
by Christa Wells
Added 04/11/18 by KevinDavis_NRT
Read All Reviews(1)

Unexpected
by Jason Crabb
Added 04/10/18 by PhronsieHowell_NRT
Read All Reviews(1)

Changed
by Sanctus Real
Added 04/10/18 by JJFrancesco_NRT
Read All Reviews(1)

The Journey EP
by JAXON
Added 04/10/18 by jaysmusikblog
Read All Reviews(1)
NewReleaseTuesday.com On Facebook NewReleaseTuesday.com On Twitter Christian Music On Google+ NewReleaseTuesday.com On YouTube
ADVERTISEMENT


Christian Music

©2018 NewReleaseToday
A Division Of NRT Media Inc.

 

Secure
CHRISTIAN MUSIC

Discover
New This Week
Coming Soon
Free Downloads
Album Preview
Playlists
Reviews

MOVIES/TV

Trailers
Reviews

NEWS

New Music
Movies / Media
Books
Events
Tours
General

VIDEOS

Music Videos
Exclusives
#NRTLive Hangouts

EXCLUSIVES

Articles
Devotionals
Interviews
Concert Reviews
Contests
We Love Awards

NRT RADIO NETWORK

One
Worship
Remix
Jam The Hype
Christmas

 

MORE INFO

RSS
Privacy Policy
Terms of Use
Advertising
Staff
New Music Email
Contact

CONNECT

Facebook
Twitter
Instagram
Pinterest
Google+
Periscope