Posted June 12, 2020
By KevinDavis_NRT, Staff Reviewer
What You Need to Know:
Following a five year wait after her album Be One, it’s exciting to hear new music from Natalie Grant. Following her hit song, “My Weapon,” this is the second single from her upcoming new album, No Stranger, which releases August 28th. In her imaginative and stirring version of “Praise You in this Storm,” originally released by Casting Crowns, she lays out her need for Jesus. This song showcases Natalie’s shimmering, emotion-laden voice. Natalie has consistently impressed me with her mature faith, and a sincere desire for the presence of God. This song is ultimately about proclaiming our dependence on God, which stirs my heart, mind and soul to seek Jesus in this coronavirus storm that we are all facing.
What it Sounds Like:
From the beginning, Natalie Grant has had a desire to make music that matters, that stretches beyond entertainment and stretches the parameters of popular worship music. She strives to be a listener first, and then to create music that reflects the Gospel and communicates honest experiences in a fresh and artful way. Natalie slays me with her confessional and prayerful vocal style. This song is in the worshipful style of “Your Great Name.” Give this version of “Praise You in this Storm” a few deep listens and you'll love it. I hang on every single word and the stirring vocals, prayerful lyrics and musical arrangements are breath-taking. This worship anthem captivates me with its honesty and stirring lyrics. The song has quickly become a prayerful anthem in my daily devotional time with the worshipful lyrics, “And I'll praise You in this storm/And I will lift my hands/That You are who You are/No matter where I am!”
I love how prayers and songs of praise are a communal experience that we can all share. I think the Lord wants us to long for Heaven. When we've been indwelled by the Holy Spirit, we have a personal relationship with the Comforter and a peace that surpasses understanding to know that this fallen world isn't all that we are living for, ultimately. “Praise You in this Storm” is a worshipful response to our Savior reflecting the blessed hope of someone who understands the Good News of grace. The Psalm 121-based bridge gives me comfort every time I hear it as Natalie passionately sings, “I lift my eyes unto the hills/Where does my help come from?/My help comes from the Lord/The maker of heaven and earth.”
For Fans Of:
Steffany Gretzinger, Lauren Daigle, Bethel Music, Kristene DiMarco, Kim Walker-Smith
“Praise You in this Storm” is one of the most spine-tingling female led worship songs I've experienced this year, and this version is completely anointed, Spirit-led and emotionally captivating. Natalie sings with an amazing passion, with unashamed praise and gratitude to our Savior that is very inspiring and emotionally moving. All her songs are poignant and powerful with earnest, worshipful lyrics. This song is filled with overwhelming biblical truth and is a companion in my personal prayer and worship time. I'm moved by this prayerful song. The song proclaims my heart's cry to worship Jesus, no matter what I’m going through. As we deal with the uncertainty of the economy and our health in this coronavirus crisis, this song is balm for the soul.
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