Let The Ground Rest B-Sides EP by Chris Renzema | CD Reviews And Information | NewReleaseToday

Shop Now At Amazon Buy Christian Music On iTunes

ADVERTISEMENT

Let The Ground Rest B-Sides EP [edit]
by Chris Renzema | Genre: Praise & Worship | Release Date: January 08, 2021
 

The EP features five live studio performances, including three versions of songs from Renzema's widely acclaimed sophomore LP and Centricity Music debut, Let The Ground Rest, along with two new songs thematically connected to the album: "Tear My House Down" and the American Songwriter-featured single "Mercy."

The new Let The Ground Rest versions on B-Sides include the title track, "God Is Love," and the Air1 Radio Network-featured "Springtime." Each of these songs were also captured on video for The Smoakstack Sessions video documentary, which was premiere-streamed this week on YouTube.



Track Listing
Click here to add a video. Click to add lyrics if not listed.
01. Tear My House Down
Click To Add Lyrics
02. Mercy
Click To Add Lyrics
03. God Is Love (Live From The Smoakstack)
Click To Add Lyrics
04. Let The Ground Rest (Live From The Smoakstack)
Click To Add Lyrics
05. Springtime (Live From The Smoakstack)
Click To Add Lyrics

Entry last edited by NRTeamAdmin on 01.08.21

Christian CD Reviews
(1) Total Review(s) | Average NRTeam Rating:
Rated 0 Stars
Add Your Review Join The NRTeam
 
Sort Reviews By: Most Helpful | Most Recent | Showing reviews 1 through 10 of 1:  

Selah | Posted January 14, 2021
What You Need To Know
As a follow up to Chris Renzema's sophomore project, Let The Ground Rest, Let The Ground Rest: B-Sides EP give us two new tracks plus three live versions from the original project including what this reviewer deemed the best songs on the full-length album–"Springtime" and "Let The Ground Rest." 
    
What It Sounds Like
Renzema gives us more folksy, Americana goodness with his crystal clear vocal stylings and fingerpicking acoustic guitar. The two instruments work in perfect balance with one another.

Spiritual/Lyrical Highlights
"Tear My House Down" talks of the process some of us go through when we give in to what God has called us to. When we are tired of building our own house and we cry out to God to remove what is unwelcome and rebuild us from scratch. This is an honest song and fits perfectly with a cry we have all had at some point. It reminded me of the only New Year's Resolution I ever kept...asking the Lord into my heart on New Year's Eve 1994.

Best Song On The Record
"Mercy" is a perfectly stripped-down track that invites "The rejects, the dropouts/Those used to being passed by/The addicts, the burned out/Who've lost their way so many times'' to find their peace in God. It is not a bold proclamation, just a heartfelt welcome paired with honest worship. This is the Gospel in balance.

For Fans Of
John Mark McMillan; Cody Carnes; Cory Asbury; Josh White
 
Final Word
The album brings comfort in difficult times. It is like sitting in front of a campfire with a group of friends and just opening your heart to friends and to God. Chris Renzema gives us a vulnerability on the new tracks, stripped down to just him and his guitar. The live versions of the tracks from the full-length version add to this with the honest and raw performance.

Stream the album on Spotify and Apple Music.

 


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

©2021 NewReleaseToday
A Division Of NRT Media Inc.

Secure
CHRISTIAN MUSIC

Discover New Artists
New This Week
Coming Soon
Playlists
NEW! Podcasts
Free Music
Album Reviews

NEWS

New Music
Movies / Media
Books
Events
Tours
General

VIDEOS

Music Videos
Exclusives

EXCLUSIVES

Articles
Devotionals
Interviews
Concert Reviews
We Love Awards

MORE INFO

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

RESOURCES

Music Studies
Artist Training

CONNECT

Facebook
Twitter
Instagram
YouTube