Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Summer Soundtrack? Robert Pierre~ "I'm All In" (Review and Giveaway)

Do you have "Summer Soundtrack"? My husband and I have had certain summers (And winters or holidays) where there is one particular album that will get frequent repeat play in our home. When we hear songs from that album years later it will bring back specific memories of that other time and place.

http://www.flypropeller.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/RP-COVER-ART.jpgWe don't have a Summer Soundtrack yet this year, but there is potential. Robert Pierre's new album, I'm All In, released today. We've been listening to it for a bit in order to bring you this review. Here are some of our thoughts:

Overall, the album achieves a polished sound and feel that reminds me a bit of Michael W. Smith. This is not surprising as they share a producer, Matt Bronleewe, who has also produced Steven Curtis Chapman and Jars of Clay (Sidenote: I have been interested for years in the fact that sometimes I identify a certain "Sound" with a certain producer, and can tell when a given artist switches to someone new). 

Some songs have a certain hip-hop-ish drive including the title track~ I'm All In, and Who R U. Another, Maker of the Stars, reminded me of another favorite band from a number of years ago, 4-Him. Through the similarities (All good connotations), Robert Pierre is developing his own sound and flavor. The songs are well written and worshipful(I especially enjoyed Be Lifted Up). The over-arching theme is to be "All In", totally committed to God. I get a picture in my head of someone who joyfully leaps into the deep end of the lake, instead of hesitantly and uncertainly testing the water, toe to ankle, to knee to hip and so on. 

The flavor of this album is one of overflowing joy and confidence in the one who gave His all for us. I am pleased that there is good solid music that wholeheartedly proclaims the Good News in a fashion that engages my children and their friends, and encourages them to give their all for Him. Robert Pierre's music has been enjoyed by my whole family.

So... if you're looking for some new music, and want to support a rising talent, you can listen to some of Robert's music on his website and facebook page and see what you think. This young man has already released 2 previous albums and leads Sunday morning worship at his church in Florida, which is fairly remarkable at his tender age. 

Now for one of my favorite things to do... I also am blessed to be able to offer a giveaway for Robert's album "I'm All In". Here are the details~ 

Giveaway ends this Friday, July 29, 11:59 EST
Mandatory entry~  Leave a comment listing one thing that inspires you, gives you joy, and lifts you up (Be sure I have a way to contact you if you win).

Extra entries~
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