Pray Now by Karen Peck & New River  | CD Reviews And Information | NewReleaseToday

Shop Now At Amazon Buy Christian Music On iTunes

ADVERTISEMENT

Pray Now [edit]
by Karen Peck & New River | Genre: Country/Southern Gospel | Release Date: April 28, 2015
 

New River sets a new standard for musical perfection with rich vocal harmony that is shaded with the sophistication of Southern Gospel, country and progressive musical sounds. New River today stands not only as a talented and successful recording artist, but more importantly, effective messengers presenting the Gospel, through Jesus Christ.

Track Listing
Click here to add a video. Click to add lyrics if not listed.
01. I Have A Life Thatís Great
02. I Am Blessed
03. Calling (Can You Hear Him Calling)
04. Hallelujah For The Cross
Click To Add Lyrics
05. I Choose Christ
06. Iím Not Letting Go (God Is In Control)
Click To Add Lyrics
07. Sheltering Arms
Click To Add Lyrics
08. Love With All Your Heart
09. He Gives Peace
Click To Add Lyrics
10. Pray Now
11. Redemptions Holy Lamb
Click To Add Lyrics

Entry last edited by liveheart on 10.12.17

Christian CD Reviews
(1) Total Review(s) | Average NRTeam Rating:
Rated 5 Stars
Add Your Review Join The NRTeam
 
Sort Reviews By: Most Helpful | Most Recent | Showing reviews 1 through 10 of 1:  

A Joyful Noise | Posted April 21, 2015
Coming off the success of their 2013 recording Revival, which garnered Album of the Year and Song of the Year awards (for "Revival" and "Finish Well") from several different outlets, Daywind Records mixed trio Karen Peck & New River (Karen Peck Gooch, sister Susan Peck Jackson, and Jeff Hawes) present their newest offering, Pray Now.

Lead single and title track "Pray Now" was born from Karen's own prayer life. She aims to encourage others to feel an urgency about taking their concerns to God in prayer. The inclusion of a portion of the Lord's Prayer is personally significant to Karen, as she and her husband Rickey have been praying it daily for some time. Though they could not have imagined it when the song was written, "Pray Now" couldn't be more timely for the Gooches. Earlier this year, Rickey was diagnosed with squamous carcinoma, for which he is still undergoing chemotherapy and radiation treatments.

Similar to Revival before it, Pray Now has, in its varied styles and song offerings, a little something for everyone. In fact, from cover to cover, Pray Now is even stronger than its predecessor. And that's a tall order. Whether it's the energetic lead-off number "Calling" or the inspirational modern hymn "Hallelujah For the Cross" (the title track of the Newsboys' recent hymns project), Karen Peck & New River lend their inspired all to their uplifting vocals. 

Thematically, though much of the album speaks to trouble and trials, it is consistently hopeful and joyful. Indeed, songs like "Love With All Your Heart", "Blessed", "I'm Not Letting Go", and "I Choose Christ" all put hardship into faithful perspective by keeping eyes focused on Jesus' abiding grace and giving thanks for His provision. In particular, "Blessed" boasts grand production as sweeping as its vocals and harmonies are soaring, while passionate "I'm Not Letting Go" is soul-stirring and energizing, reminding that "when life gets crazy, God is in control." Doubtless, the affirmative "I Choose Christ" is poised for future Song of the Year honors. Still more riveting is the Celtic-infused masterpiece "Redemption's Holy Lamb." As the pipes and drums play, and the trio's vocals rouse your beating heart, you'll look to the Heavens with awe and praise.

Karen Peck & New River excel at bringing peace. Again reminding us that God knows our struggles, "Peace That Covers All the Pain" will soothe your hurting spirit. Elsewhere, the plaintive "Lord, Send Your Angels" lends voice to your prayers while also serving as a lullaby-like balm. Finally, the optimistic, gently melodic "A Life That's Good" ends the album on a hopeful, humble note. 

Closing Thoughts:
With a mix of styles that includes inspirational, hymns, Celtic, country and bluegrass-tinged numbers, and progressive Southern Gospel, on Pray Now, Karen Peck & New River serve up something for everyone. From first cut to last, they don't miss a beat. An album focused on the power of prayer, Pray Now will bring peace, joy, and inspiration to your day.

— Review by Dawn Teresa, dawno




Comments (0)Add Comment | Is This Review Helpful? Yes | No
NRTeam Review RSS Feed
Showing reviews 1 through 10 of 1:  

Christian Music, Facebook Christian Music, Twitter Christian Music, YouTube Christian Music, Instagram

ADVERTISEMENTS

Christian Music

©2019 NewReleaseToday
A Division Of NRT Media Inc.

Secure
CHRISTIAN MUSIC

Discover
New This Week
Coming Soon
Free Downloads
Playlists
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
Worship Lab
Remix
Rewind
Urban
Positive
Christmas
MORE INFO

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

CONNECT

Facebook
Twitter
Instagram
Pinterest