Posted February 27, 2020
By BrendanBurke_NRT, Staff Reviewer
What You Need To Know:
From addiction to redemption, from meth addict to worship leader, Stephen McWhirter’s powerful testimony is one of radical restoration after having encountered the presence of God and giving his life to Jesus. Today, he's a touring worship leader, songwriter, recording artist, and speaker. He's also been one of the prominent songwriters and voices for Iron Bell Music.
What It Sounds Like:
If you're looking for an easy listening EP, Grave Clothes is a perfect choice. Stephen has given us a worship EP that should be on everyone’s radar. From the title track to the hit single, “Now I Know,” this EP offers something for everyone.
There are many spiritual highlights on this album. But, the biggest one is the title track. According to Stephen’s website, "Grave Clothes" is a declaration and powerful anthem, calling us to take off what is dead and to put on the fullness of life. His testimony is one of being radically restored from meth addict to worship leader, after encountering the One who called him from the tomb, removing his grave clothes, and putting on the resurrection. Listen to his testimony.
Best Song on the Record:
The best song on the record is “Falling In Place.” The chorus states: "Nothing’s falling apart/It’s falling in place/Nothing’s falling apart/It’s falling in place/I won’t forget who you are/I will not be afraid/Nothing’s falling apart/It’s falling in place." This track is showing us to trust in God's plan, because even though life might be falling apart, it isn’t. God is putting your life in the right place. With that being said, we need to trust in his plan for us.
For the Fans Of:
JJ Weeks, Stillman, Iron Bell Music
Stephen’s debut EP will be an instant favorite for anyone who listens to it. He does a fantastic job keeping us engaged, while we listen. This release is the launch of Stephen’s solo career. It's only the beginning for Stephen and the future is bright for him.
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