Joyful. Soulful. Entertaining…are what I’ll call Be One by Natalie Grant. Starting with the upbeat song, Be One, the one by which the album is titled, and also a song which I thoroughly enjoyed because it blessed my heart, it reminded me that I don’t always have to wait for a miracle, but step out for Jesus with all my heart, hands and feet to do something for the Kingdom! My favorite number, however, was track #4: Love Has Won—a true testimony of God’s unfailing love available for the weary, weak, and wounded. Need I mention Symphonies, a song with lyrics so full of praise and love for our God? (I just did!) The instrumentals of Symphonies was simply amazing, especially the sound of the violins (and other stringed instruments). I loved it!
While the collective rhythm is mostly upbeat, fun/funky pop, entertaining, and so, endearing, this album is so much more. For me, the lyrics were a sweet reminder of God’s promises and a lesson in faith and praise to our God. It is full of love, faith and hope—the three pillars of a Christian’s belief. This is the second time I’m saying this about an album this 2015, that I’m looking forward to seeing something from Be One in Wow 2017. I argue that Wow wouldn’t be complete without at least one song from the Be One album by Natalie Grant.
About Natalie Grant
Multi-Grammy nominated Natalie Grant is a powerhouse vocalist, heart-gripping songwriter, and charismatic performer who has consistently remained one of the top selling Christian & Gospel artists since her 2005 breakout RIAA Gold certified album, Awaken. She has since gone on to have over 3 million in career sales and is currently the host of GSN’s hit television series “It Takes A Church,” the network’s highest rated show for women.
The Gospel Music Association named her the 2012 Female Vocalist of the Year, an honor that she’s received 5 times. Natalie’s latest album, “Hurricane,” debuted at #1 on the Christian Billboard Charts in the fall of 2013. Beyond her artistry, she is an outspoken advocate for victims of human trafficking. In 2005, Natalie founded an anti-trafficking organization, which is now called Hope for Justice International, known for its work in providing quality restorative aftercare to trafficking victims both domestically and internationally. (Culled from Natalie Grant’s Official Website.)