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Welcome to the New - MercyMe
Published by Fair Trade
MercyMe are back with ten grace-filled, foot-tapping, contagious tracks. Hot on the heels of The Hurt and The Healer, their eighth studio album is no doubt set to reach similarly dizzy heights.
Spurred on by fresh revelation about grace versus legalism, lead singer Bart Millard is a changed man. The tracks echo this change, reminding listeners that no matter how old your faith, there’s always something new to be grasped about God’s amazing grace.
Refusing to be bound by a single genre, Welcome to the New embraces a mix of country, blues, pop and rock. This could have been messy, but the tracks hang together well around the central theme. Stand out tracks include the epic ballad ‘Finish What He Started’. With a drumbeat reminiscent of US pop band One Republic, the song is catchy and memorable. A nod should also go to ‘Shake’, a 1970s rock and roll influenced whirlwind of a song. The subject of its own hashtag on Twitter and YouTube (#MMshake), the shake is travelling far and wide. It would be rude not to join in.