Staying true to herself as a soulful pop singer-songwriter, Kerrie Roberts releases her first ever full-length worship album. As a pastor's daughter, Kerrie began stunning audiences at only five years old singing solos with her church choir. After much success throughout the years as a CCM artist, this album is the culmination of nearly a year of writing with producer/writer Chris Cron and several other notable worship leaders and CCM writers to find the songs that best represent Kerrie as a worshipper, more than an artist. Thematically, the songs on this album are a statement of God's never-ending love for us all and the freedom only He can offer. Blending Kerrie's trademark vocal with an 80s pop-flavored production, this upbeat modern worship album brings joy to the listener and glory to God.
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Rooted In God's Love| Posted March 15, 2017
Powerhouse female vocalist Kerrie Roberts, known for her hit CCM pop songs "No Matter What," "Outcast," "Rescue Me (How the Story Ends)" and "What Are You Afraid Of," is releasing her first ever full-length worship album, Boundless, on March 17. As a pastor's daughter, Kerrie's heart as a worshipper has been heard throughout her albums as her powerful songs "Beautiful to Me," "Savior to Me (Sing Glory)," "In Your Sight" and "Seek Your Face" have all been vertical offerings of praise and worship.
With this album, Kerrie invites listeners into her life by sharing what's on her heart. She dwells on personal musings, lays out spiritual truths and worships God all at the same time. "Life in the Name" starts the album off by introducing one of the main themes: the idea of being home. The song showcases not only Kerrie's gifts as a songwriter, but her shimmering, emotion-laden voice. The song is an infectious celebration of God's faithfulness and celebrates life in the name of Jesus.
Entering into her songs, you can't help but be moved to hear how God has healed her heart and gain insights into God's character as you listen to how she words her prayers of thankfulness and praise. She offers catchy and instantly sing-able melodies such as in the title track "Boundless," which happened while Kerrie was sitting up late with her baby in a state of total exhaustion. She believes the song was divinely inspired: "There's no shore to the ocean of Your love. No ceiling or floor to the power of Your blood. You are boundless."
I can't get enough of the powerful and moving ballad "Echo of the Ages," which is based on my life passage Isaiah 6. You'll be captivated by the melody and message when Kerrie sings "our song of worship rises with the saints who've gone before, the echo of the ages, Holy is the Lord." The song is a gorgeous and gentle reminder that if we have Jesus, we have all we need. I hear an even deeper yearning for God in the song and throughout this incredible album as the song builds to what followers of Jesus will be singing for eternity: "Holy, Holy, Holy is the Lord Almighty."
"Rooted" beautifully continues the theme of being home on this engaging worship album with her signature introspective style. This can be gorgeous background music, but don't tune out of what Kerrie has to say in each song. The chorus, "I will ever be rooted in You God, ever be rooted in You Lord, ever be rooted in You," is in many ways the thesis statement of this album, which is about being rooted in God's love.
In "By Your Grace," Roberts belts out "Only by Your grace, You break every chain. By Your grace, by Your love, it's only by Your power we overcome." I sing that line along with Kerrie's gorgeous and powerful voice at the top of my lungs. I find it so uplifting to remember in this troubling time where the earth is groaning that the only thing that matters is God's grace.
"Where My Heart Belongs" features a worshipful refrain and Kerrie's strong vocal delivery. When Kerrie passionately sings the song, I hear in her voice a prayer of gratitude and commitment to lift God's Name high and give her gifts back to Him. Kerrie once again isn't performing the song; she is lifting the worshipful and heartfelt words back to our Savior. The modern hymn-like song revisits that theme of being home by proclaiming "This Solid Rock, this is my home, my soul will sing and through it all, You are where my heart belongs."
The Bottom Line: Kerrie Roberts is a uniquely gifted singer/songwriter with a big voice that is memorable and dynamic, yet intimate. Her vocals will soothe your soul, and the vertical lyrics will direct your attention on Jesus. Kerrie Roberts has once again captivated me with her worshipful songs with one of the top worship albums I've ever heard. Her vocals are so strong and pure. Musically and lyrically, Boundless is brilliant. This album brings me closer to God and provides offerings of praise and worship rooted in His love.
Song to Download Now:
"Where My Heart Belongs" (Get it on iTunes here.)