An Inspirational Album from a New Artist
Posted March 18, 2020
By GraceChaves_NRT, Staff Reviewer
What You Need To Know
Sheri Lynn Riley is a relatively new independent artist. She is also a freelance writer, performer, and speaker. Her new album Love Matters is her second album, which also has a companion book and study guide that goes with it.
What it Sounds Like
Sheri is an independent, inspirational artist who has a worship and country kind of sound to her music. Her songs speak of who Jesus is; some are ballads that depict different stories. From her song "Names Of God" to her song "Unravel Me," these two themes are consistent throughout her album.
Her title track, "Love Matters," speaks of how, in everything we say and everything we do, we need to portray Jesus by showing love in everything. This reminds me of 1 Corinthians 13:4-7 which says, "Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres." In everything, let's act out of love with 1 Corinthians 13:4-7 as our guideline. The message in "Love Matters" is clear: "When I speak (love matters)/When I listen (love matters)."
Best Song on the Record
The best song on the record is "Names Of God." I love how Sheri sings of who God is, and what His names are in this song.
For Fans Of
Sandi Patty, Amy Grant, Russ Taff
Sheri has given us a unique album that truly speaks of who God is. If you're looking for an indie inspirational album, listen to Love Matters. The album is now available to stream on Spotify.
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