Now, for the first time in several years, the new album also contains songs that heavily reflect the personal stories of West and his desire to go all in in every area of his life including faith, family and relationships. Critics are applauding his personal tone with LifeWay’s HomeLife sharing (All In) reminds us why West is one of Christian music’s most astute lyricists, and New Release Today describing the album as Carefully crafted by a writer who doesn’t shy away from baring his heart and allowing a refreshing authenticity to invade his music.
He explores the idea of what it means to go 'all in' with his family, faith, and friends. Exclusively for Prime members. Sample this album Artist (Sample)
Matthew West: I’m big on titles when it comes to my style of songwriting. Many times, that’s where the song will start for me. I’m looking for that big idea, that title that feels striking, powerful even, right from the get-go. That’s exactly how All In started, with that title. Two small words, but a potentially big idea and a big message. What is the inspiration behind this track? Matthew West: I felt like this could become a personal anthem; a song that represented what was stirring inside of me at the time.
West's formulaic songwriting and thoughtful lyrical imagery cements the album as distinctly one of his. Lines like "My feet are frozen on this middle ground/The water's warm but the fire's gone out" in "All In" are a dime a dozen here. The ongoing metaphor in "Mercy Is A Song" is also a treat. CCM's beloved storyteller Matthew West is back with All In. With his seventh studio album West builds on the infectious positivity of 2015's Live On Forever, but pulls it off without being cheesy. Some tracks work better than others, but with highlights like "Mercy Is A Song," "Amen," and "The Beautiful Things We Miss," you can't go wrong here if you are looking for a solid CCM album. 9/20/17 Christopher Smith.
Christian music artist Matthew West is reflecting on what led him to go "all in" for Jesus and how he hopes his latest album has inspired other Christians to do the same. West released the album "All In" last year, and says the journey surrounding it has been different than the past. I felt like this was my 8th album I've ever made and I thought, 'Just now God's calling me to go all in?' " West told CBN's Studio 5 Entertainment.
Into the Light is the fifth studio album by contemporary Christian musician, Matthew West. It was released on September 25, 2012 through Sparrow Records. The album was produced by Peter Kipley. The first single was "Forgiveness" that charted at No. 5 on the Billboard Christian Songs chart. The album debut on the Billboard 200 and Christian Albums charts at No. 51 and No. 4, respectively.
Official Lyric Video for All In by Matthew West. it/MatthewWestthis site. Music video by Matthew West performing All In. (C) 2017 Sparrow Records.