Following the success of American Prodigal and the #1 single 'All My Hope,' three time GRAMMY nominated artist Crowder is back with a brand new album. Dropping November 9, the new album contains a wide variety of musical influences, while still leading the listener in a unique style of worship that Crowder is known for.
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I Know A Ghost
Golgotha Hill (King Of Love)
Crushing Snakes (feat. Taya)
Let It Rain (Is There Anybody) (feat. Mandisa)
A Holy Ghost Party with Crowder| Posted November 10, 2018
This is Crowder’s third solo album, and his follow-up to 2016’s American Prodigal. The sixteen songs include a diverse blend of musical styles - modern bluegrass, hip-hop, swamp rock, pop and EDM (electric dance music). Crowder worked with a number of producers and songwriters on the album. A recurring theme on the album is the Holy Ghost, also known as the Holy Spirit. It is a strong album, one of the better ones of 2018, though it is short on songs that will translate well to worship services.
Below are a few comments about each song on the album: I Know A Ghost – The opening song was written by Crowder and he produced it with Tommee Profitt (NF). This song begins with guitar and then builds with drums, synth and a foot stomping beat. He knows the Holy Spirit, but he still feels darkness and heaviness. But he knows that God paid the debt for him. Wildfire – This song was written by Crowder, Lauren Olds and Solomon Olds. It was produced by Tommee Profitt. The song was released as a two-sided single ahead of the album and features a swamp rock sound, complete with sounds of crickets and frogs, drum machine and banjo. He sings of the joy of experiencing the Holy Ghost in revival. Golgotha Hill (King Of Love) – This song was written by Crowder, Ed Cash and Tommee Profitt, with Cash and Profitt producing. The powerful song tells the story of Jesus’ death on the cross on Golgotha Hill and his rising on resurrection Sunday. The song features guitar, drum machine, strings, backing vocals, and foot-stomping beats.
Key lyric: There ain’t no stopping love Crushing Snakes – This song was written by Crowder, Ed Cash, Martin Cash and Cole Dye. It was produced by Ed Cash and features vocals from Taya Gaukrodger. The song opens with piano and quickly moves to drum machine and foot-stomping beat. We’ve not afraid. A promise of God can never be torn away. The song ends powerfully with a vision of the resurrected Christ from Revelation.
Key lyric: We're taking back our freedom Our battle has been won
We have been liberated
Back from the dead we've come Red Letters – This song was written by Crowder and Ed Cash, and produced by Cash and Tommee Profitt. The song was released as a two-sided single ahead of the album and has the sound of a great Crowder radio song. The joyful song tells of him reading Jesus words in the Bible (“red letters”), and being awakened by the Holy Ghost. The song begins with piano, light guitar and then builds, with drums and backing vocals. A highlight.
Key lyric: When I read the red letters And the ground began to shake
The prison walls started falling
And I became a free man that day Let It Rain (Is There Anybody) – This song was written by Crowder and Ed Cash and produced by Cash. It features vocals from Mandisa. It was the third and final song released ahead of the album. The song begins with piano, drums, and then goes into a foot tapping beat that is a prayer to the Lord. He is able.
Key lyric: So let it rain, let it pour Lord, I need You more and more
Let it rain, rain down on me
Every day, whatever You want
Not my will but Yours, Lord
Let it rain, rain down on me Everyday I’m Blessed – This song was written by Crowder and Solomon Olds and produced by Olds. This song has an instantly likeable swamp rock sound, featuring banjo and backing vocals. A highlight.
Key lyric: My God is able, my God is good My God is able, He’ll pull me through
My God is able, my God is good
He'll pull me through, yeah, that's what He do I’m Leaning On You – This song was written by Brenton Brown, Chris McClarney, Hank Bentley and Crowder. It was produced by Tommee Profitt and features vocals from Riley Clemmons. This R&B flavored song begins with piano and then light drum machine. It is a prayer to the Lord about leaning on Him. Nothing can separate us from God’s love (Romans 8: 38-39). No Rival – This song was written by Chad Mattson, Hank Bentley, Jonathan Lowry and JR Collins. It was produced by Tommee Profitt. It features a rap, and call and response vocals from JR Collins. It also features drum machine and is about the all sufficiency of Jesus. There is a no one like Jesus. He has no equal.
Key lyric: He is gentle But you can't tame Him Child Of God – This song was written by Crowder, Ed Cash and Solomon Olds and produced by Olds. It is an upbeat foot-stomping joyful song featuring fiddle, drums and banjo about being a child of God. Happy Day – This was written by Crowder, Ed Cash and Solomon Olds and produced by Cash. This is a foot-stomping song, featuring banjo, fiddle and backing vocals about the joy of being saved, having our sins washed away by the sacrifice of Christ. Night Like This – This song was written by Crowder and produced by Solomon Olds. The song has a joyful foot-stomping country sound with hand claps and background crowd noises. There ain’t nothing better than a night like this with his friends.
Key lyric: And it's only gonna get better than this I can only imagine what comes next La Luz – This song was written by written by Crowder, Ed Cash, B-Coe, Fern and Marty. It was produced by Ed Cash and B-Coe and features the Social Club Misfits.
“La Luz” is Spanish for “The Light”. This “Holy Ghost party song” opens with banjo, drum machine, harmonica and a foot-stomping beat. The song includes some hip-hop and Latin beats.
Key lyric: Break the bread, pour the wine The Father's arms are open wide
Break the bread, pour the wine
Ain't nobody gonna sleep tonight, come on The Sinner’s Cure – This song was written by Crowder and produced by Tommee Profitt. It opens with keys and drum machine. The song asks probing questions. The answer, the sinner’s cure, is the blood and sacrifice of Christ. Hundred Miles – This was the only song on the album not written, or co-written, by Crowder. The song was written by Brian MacDonald, Judah Akers and Nathan Zuercher and produced by Hank Bentley. The first line of this worship song is from Psalm 103. The song opens with acoustic guitar, then builds with full band (drums, guitar, piano, banjo and backing vocals).
Key lyric: Bless the Lord, oh my soul Sing praise to Him and Him alone
Bless the Lord, oh my soul
Sing praise with me, you heavenly hosts Ghost – This song was first released on the 2018 Passion Whole Heart. This song was written by Crowder and Ed Cash and produced by Cash. The song opens with some EDM and then builds to a powerful chorus. We’re ready like a waiting bride.
Key lyric: Get ready, there's an empty tomb Get ready, there’s a Ghost in the room
Get ready, even mountains move
Get ready, all the stories are true
Get ready, there's an empty tomb