Matthew West tells stories with his music and his newest songs echo a message God has been speaking into my life this year.
This new album “All In” aims to encourage listeners to get up off the sidelines of their faith and really live it out – to go all in with your time with God, family, community, and fears that may otherwise stall becoming who God created us to be.
The title track could be my anthem:
“So, I step to the edge and I take a deep breath / We’re all dying to live but we’re all scared to death / And this is the part where my head tells my heart / You should turn back around but there’s no turning back now / I’m going all in / Headfirst into the deep end / I hear You calling and this time the fear won’t win / I’m going, I’m going all in / … I believe that one day I will see Your kingdom come / And I wanna hear You say, ‘Welcome home my child, well done’”
And that’s just the first song.
The second one on the album – “Broken Things” – is one that I’ve been turning up on the radio every time I hear it:
“Now I’m just a beggar in the presence of a King / I wish I could bring You so much more / But if it’s true You use broken things / Then here I am Lord, I am all Yours … / Grace is a kingdom / With gates open wide / There’s seat at the table just waiting for you / So, come on inside”
“Dream Again” is an inspiring song that makes me want to surrender all my ideas to the Author of them all. Lulu West, Matthew’s daughter, joins in on “Becoming Me.”
Needless to say, this is an album that will be on repeat in my kitchen, in my minivan, and in my soul for a while.
About the album
Along the album’s theme, Matthew recently launched a six-week All in Challenge on his social media. Each week, Matthew challenges his fans to go all in in a different part of their lives. What does it look like when a heart that knows Jesus takes a step and holds nothing back? How can we go “All In” in the places that mean the most?
- All In
- Broken Things
- Mercy Is A Song
- The Sound Of A Life Changing
- Something Greater
- Jesus & You
- The Beautiful Things We Miss
- 1 Song
- Power Love Sound Mind
- Never Ever Give Up
- Dream Again
- Becoming Me (feat. Lulu West)
- You Are Known
Watch the “Broken Things” video and learn more about that song. Watch “All In” video and learn more about that song. You can buy the album, which officially releases today from Sparrow Records, on iTunes or Amazon.
About the artist
Matthew West is a four-time Grammy nominee, a multiple-ASCAP Christian Music Songwriter/Artist of the Year winner, and Dove Award recipient. In addition to his own recording career, he has co-hosted the K-LOVE Fan Awards three times and has more than 130 songwriting credits to his name, including cuts by Rascal Flatts, Scotty McCreery, Casting Crowns, Michael W. Smith, Amy Grant, and Mandisa. He has sold more than 1.6 million albums to date.
Well known for communicating stories through song, Matthew West has received thousands of stories from around the world. Adding author to his list of accolades, West has written five books to date. He is also passionate about providing hope and healing through the power of prayer and story, so along with his father Pastor Joe West he founded popwe, a non-profit ministry helping others to craft, share, and live a more meaningful life.
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