Britt Nicole [Gold]
Posted March 13, 2012
By KevinDavis_NRT, Staff Reviewer
Britt Nicole is back with her highly anticipated third full-length release Gold on March 27, 2012. Britt is one of my favorite female artists. She has an incredible heart for her ministry, is a wonderful role model for girls of all ages and she has an excellent singing voice. If you like Francesca Battistelli and mainstream pop music, then you'll love Britt Nicole. She has delivered the ideal album to minister to anyone struggling with identity issues. I’ve been married for almost 18 years and have 3 young daughters and this entire album really ministers to me and my family. She opens with the ultra-catchy dance-tempo title track, “Gold” which perfectly sets the tone for this excellent five star album. The title track opens with the lyrics—“You were walking on the moon, now you’re feeling low, what they said wasn’t true, you’re beautiful, sticks and stones break your bones, I know what you’re feeling, words like those won’t steal your glow…you’re worth more than gold.” My daughters are more precious than anything in the world to me and to their Heavenly Father, and this song is a great anthem to celebrate the biblical Truth from Psalm 139, that we are “fearfully and wonderfully made.”
Britt's favorite Scripture passage is 1 Chronicles 28:20 which she says reminds her daily of God's calling on her life. Hit song “All This Time” is next and has a sincere autobiographical style where Britt shares her testimony of when she was first met God and celebrates her salvation in Christ. It’s the type of song that I've come to really love from Britt's albums in the style of "Set The World On Fire." It is a great song and Britt seems poised to pick up where she left off with The Lost Get Found, with a great mix of different styles, heating up and cooling down with every song a great showcase of Britt's excellent singing voice. “Look Like Love” is a wonderful song of encouragement to live as a light and know that in Christ we can do anything. God will never fail us or forsake us until the work of the Lord is finished. Britt belts out the awesome chorus, “I want to look like Love, be more than just enough for the hearts that are broken, coming undone, It’s up to you and me to leave a legacy, if we’re all they ever see, I want to look like Love.” Britt has the gift of encouragement and every single song lifts me up. “Ready Or Not” features a guest vocal by Lecrae. The message is uplifting and mission-minded including the lyrics, “giving everything to see the lost get found” leading to the chorus—“Ready or not here I come, I’m about to show you where the Light comes from.”
“Breakthrough” has a contemplative feel to open the song leading to an explosive chorus and some musical programming which will have you hanging on every note as Britt builds to the lyric, “I can feel a breakthrough coming.” The encouragement continues with the gorgeous ballad “The Sun Is Rising” which proclaims “you’re gonna make it, the night can only last for so long, whatever you’re facing, if your heart is breaking, there’s a promise for just the ones who hold on, lift up your eyes and see, the sun is rising.” The song that really grabs your attention is the super-hooky dance song, “Amazing Life” which rivals any hit song in the mainstream pop scene yet includes celebratory and positive lyrics instead of destructive and sensual themes. One of my favorite songs on the album is “Still That Girl.” As my daughters’ grow up, I love our relationships’ built on the understanding that God has great plans for them according to Jeremiah 29:11. Whatever happens in their lives they’ll always be my little girls. Just like “Have Your Way,” I can hear Britt’s vocals break as she sings this emotionally charged song, along with the beautiful closing ballad, “Seeing For The First Time.”
Britt Nicole’s songs “Walk On The Water” and “Set The World On Fire” have been featured in television shows and movies and with Gold she is poised to “Breakthrough” as the premier female artist in all of Christian music. She has an infectious and upbeat musical style, layering her strong and distinguished vocals over the top of one hooky melody after another. Britt Nicole has really emerged as one of the top female vocalists in any genre and she is a great role model for girls struggling with identity issues. This album is loaded with positive grace-filled messages of hope. The upbeat and heavily produced musical arrangements on this album perfectly accentuate Britt's powerful and passionate songs. Don’t miss out on one of the most upbeat and fun albums of the year. You’ll won’t be able to help but dance and sing along with the stand-out songs, “Gold,” “All This Time,” “Look Like Love,” “Ready Or Not,” “Breakthrough,” “The Sun Is Rising,” “Amazing Life” and “Still That Girl.” Along with Heart by Audrey Assad this is my top album by a female artist and one of my top overall albums of the year. If you liked The Lost Get Found, then you'll love Gold by Britt Nicole.
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