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The Perfect Pop Album for Summer
Posted June 03, 2020
By GraceChaves_NRT, Staff Reviewer


What You Need To Know
Ryan Stevenson is a talented singer/songwriter from Bonanza, Oregon. Before his career in music, Ryan was a paramedic for eight years. He independently released his first album in 2007 and released three other albums since then. TobyMac helped Ryan get his start. And, in 2012, Toby recorded Ryan's song "Speak Life" and released it on his album Eye On It. Shortly after that, Ryan signed to Toby's label Gotee Records. Since then, Ryan has been releasing hit song after hit song. His new record Wildest Dreams features his new song "Amadeo (Still My God)," which has quickly become a fan favorite.

What it Sounds Like
The songs on this record clearly reflect different journeys and trials that he's been through in his life. From the personal song that he penned for his mom "When We Fall Apart," to his title track "Wildest Dreams," which is a reminder that when our plans don't go the way that we plan, God has something bigger in store for us. Something far beyond our wildest dreams. Every song on this record will encourage you during the various seasons you may go through in this life.

Spiritual Highlights
There's a consistent message throughout the songs on this album to keep pressing on. Life will get hard, but as Ryan sings about in his song "Through It All," God will be with us even through the hard stuff. Even when we mess up, and even when we feel like we'll never see the morning light, God will be with us. The lyrics on "Through It All" says it all: "This is not the end of the story/You're gonna see the light in the morning/you need to know you're not alone/You are never too far gone/Our God redeems/I'm living proof that He's gonna love you through it all."

Best Song on the Record
The best song on the record would have to be "Best Is Yet To Come." It's such a hope-filled song. Although we might not have all of the answers to the pain we experience on earth and we have no idea what tomorrow may bring, we do know this: the best is yet to come. God is not done with us yet. It's definitely my favorite song on this album.

For Fans Of
Jordan Feliz, TobyMac, JJ Weeks

Final Word
I love Ryan's new record, and I'm so excited to see what God has in store for him next. Whatever you're walking through, or whatever emotions you may be facing today, there's a song on this album that will match your mood. You can listen to it this Friday on Spotify and Apple Music.

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