The eighth release for this powerhouse vocalist, heart-gripping songwriter and performer is named for the "heart revolution" Natalie has experienced in her own walk with the Lord. The album includes her newest single, "Greatness of Our God" and more songs that embrace a call for change. Listen for special guests Britt Nicole and Phil Stacey.
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Natalie Grant [Love Revolution]| Posted August 10, 2010
Powerhouse vocalist, social activist & founder of the Home Foundation to rescue victims of human trafficking, working mom, entrepreneur and four-time GMA Female Vocalist of the Year, Natalie Grant will be releasing her eighth album, Love Revolution, on Curb Records on August 24, 2010. Grant is also thrilled to announce her latest and greatest ?revolution? ? her second pregnancy with husband/producer Bernie Herms. This will be the Grant?s third child, following the birth of the couple?s twins Bella & Gracie in 2007. ?Daring To Be? is yet another great up tempo opening song in the style of ?I Will Not Be Moved? and is one of the musical highlights of the album. The pulsing beat sets the tone perfectly for the challenging and personal lyrics ?I?ve waving goodbye to my pretty little life, taking Your hand and crossing that line?shout it out loud, I?m not ashamed, diving in now, I?m so not afraid, hello to all that You see and everything You make me?I?m daring to be.? The electronic musical arrangement will have you turning up the volume and jamming along with this great song.
Title track ?Love Revolution? keeps the musical flow going as Natalie frames the mission-minded focus of the album ?Oh Great light of the world help us see, what can save us now, hands are reaching out, walls are falling down?it?s a love revolution.? Natalie is entering her 5th year as Founder and Chairman of her non-profit The Home Foundation, which helps build restoration homes for survivors of human trafficking. Natalie also continues to serve as a mentor and inspiration to young girls coping with self-esteem and eating disorder issues, helping them to heal and to achieve positive futures. Through her new record title, Natalie Grant shares her passion for the need for a ?Love Revolution? in our culture and across the world today. ?We need to have a revolution with our own heart,? she says. ?So many people these days are waving banners of their faith, but the God that they are preaching about and talking about I don?t recognize. Love transforms. We don?t go around pointing our finger and telling people how they are supposed to live. We?ve gotten so confused with religion and politics. I often ask, shouldn?t we be living out an example Jesus gave us to follow?? The album?s first single, ?Greatness of Our God,? is a ballad recognizing our fragile existence in view of God?s incomprehensible greatness. The song, written by Reuben Morgan, Jason Ingram and Stuart Garrard, and is also on the latest Hillsong LIVE album. In the song called ?Human,? co-written by American Idol?s Jordin Sparks, the influence of change is heard through lyrics such as: ?We?ve gotta do better than this, cause we?ve only got one chance to make a difference?.?
Another musical and lyrical highlight is ?Beauty Mark,? where Natalie sings: ?Lookin? the part just to play the game, Cookie cutter faith that looks the same, Religious rock stars making a name, So Church-ified it is a crying shame. But I?ll point the finger at nobody else but me. It?s time to be the change we need.? ?Power Of The Cross,? ?Desert Song,? ?Your Great Name? and ?You Deserve? are a great set of vertical worship songs which really showcase Natalie?s excellent vocals. All four songs are completely worshipful and focused on the reason why we are mission-minded, which is in gratitude for our salvation from Jesus. ?Someday Our King Will Come? has a great gospel-feel including a gospel choir and picks the tempo back up reminding me of classic songs by Sandi Patty and CeCe Winans. The album closes with the worshipful ballad ?Song To The King? which has a very personal feel and testimony from Natalie, and is one of the vocal highlights of the album along with an acoustic version of ?Your Great Name.?
I really like how Natalie doesn?t play it safe or get overly cliche in her lyrics and for me, this album is a great mix of worship and pop. In my opinion, this is Natalie?s best overall album and one of my top 10 albums of the year. I like every song and don?t skip any of them and this album is in heavy rotation for me. I fully expect several GMA nominations including artist, female vocalist and pop album of the year.
Love Revolution| Posted August 17, 2010
Four-time award winning GMA female vocalist of the year, Natalie Grant returns with her highly anticipated studio album, Love Revolution. With her latest release, Natalie continues to exceed expectations with her incredible vocal ability. And as with previous endeavors, Natalie dabbles in several genres, all while remaining relevant in music and message.
Love Revolution starts off strong with two pop/dance tunes, “Daring To Be” and the title-track. “Daring To Be” challenges listeners to reject complacency and to courageously live out God’s will. The title-track is simply an anthem hoping to spark a love revolution. “Human,” co-written by former American Idol winner Jordin Sparks, also has big dance beats and is layered with warm synth pads.
Worship songs are a sizeable piece of Love Revolution. It would have been nice if Natalie had incorporated more original worship tunes; however, she chose to cover several popular worship songs instead. “Greatness of Our God” (Hillsong) feels a bit generic, as does “Your Great Name” (Krissy Nordhoff). Natalie hits some incredible high notes on the latter, but they sound painfully forced. This is also an issue on the ballad “Power of the Cross.” “Desert Song” (Hillsong) is a step in the right direction, as Natalie changes up the bridge a bit, but even superior is the only original worship song, “You Deserve.” It’s a slow-building song, and instead of taking the powerhouse approach, Natalie shifts her vocals to a warm and beautiful falsetto when reaching the peak notes of the song.
Natalie shines the most on funky old school tunes like “Beauty Mark” and “Someday Our King Will Come.” These songs are ones in which Natalie’s gospel and R&B influences really come to light and is the type of music that is best suited for her voice and style. “Beauty Mark” is Natalie’s personal desire for people to see how God has transformed her life, “I wanna look like love, I wanna look like, live like faith, I wanna let this life in me show on my face.” While “Someday Our King Will Come” is a reminder that no matter what trials and tribulations we face in life, we always have a hope- knowing one day Jesus will return.
I would be interested to hear a purely gospel/R&B album from Natalie Grant. I truly believe it could be a career-defining album for her. As for Love Revolution, it’s definitely an album worth picking up, and one that is currently the pinnacle of Natalie’s career.
Love Revolution Album Review From Natalie Grant| Posted October 31, 2010
This is a awesome new album from Natalie Grant. I loved every song on this album. It is one of the best albums I have heard from her. I loved her radio singles which were The Greatness Of Our God and Human. There is also her version of Desert Song which was a cover song she did since the original song was done by Hillsong. I loved her version of Desert Song which also on the WOW Worship Purple album. If you like or love music from Natalie Grant or your a fan of her music check out this album as soon as you can.
Natalie Grant has done it again!| Posted August 21, 2010
Natalie Grant can sing! With songs like Human and Love Revolution. The world needs to listen to these songs and get out there and spread the love. It only takes some acts on kindness. All of the songs praise God and tell people who he is.
Wonderful Album| Posted August 17, 2010
I just finished listening to the free preview of Natalie's new album. I thoroughly enjoyed what I heard. I was able to worship the Lord along with Natalie. I look forward to purchasing this album when it is released so that I can listen to it over and over again. Praise God for such a wonderful artist who can continue to lead us to His throne.
OK- Cool title| Posted August 17, 2010
It's an OK album. It doesn't break any molds or venture off into new territory in the pop arena. I'm not too thrilled with the cover songs of Hillsong songs Desert Song and The Greatness of Our God (although I like her version Greatness). It just gets old to have people cover other people's music. Human is probably the worst song that on the album- it's trite. cliche' overused. and sounds just like a song off of a Jordin Sparks record.