Kutless ‘Believer’ review

By Meaghan Fleming,
Author Rating: 
3.5 Stars

The first song “If It Ends Today” has a pretty good beat, but the lyrics don’t really stand out. “Carry On” has lyrics that are reminiscent of worship songs, but with a rock vibe. My favorite part is: “There is love for the lonely /That only comes from You /There is peace and forgiveness /That I have found in You.”

“All Yours” is about living life for God. It’s a little softer than some of the other songs, and it showcases lead singer Jon Micah Sumrall’s voice. The next song, “Even If” talks about loving and worshiping God even when life isn’t going well for someone personally.

“Hero” is a quiet, hopeful song about believing in your abilities. Some of the best lines are: “You could be a Hero / You could be the change in this world / Rise above the Normal /Don’t have to be afraid anymore.”

“Identity” is another pop/rock song with worship lyrics. It also has some creative lyrics like, “You pull our hearts from the ashes /The cry of the captive is rising.”

“Need” is fast and upbeat. It’s likable and features more of a rock vibe than most of the other songs. “Come Back Home” is a slow song about being forgiven, while the next song, “This is Love” discusses God’s love for his followers.

“Gravity” is a likable song with a bit of a rock edge on the chorus. The main repeated lines “Your Gravity keeps pulling me to You /I must have been destined for You,” sounds heartfelt and emotional. Check out the lyric video below for “Gravity:”

The next song,“I’m With You” sounds like a radio single. It’s easy to listen to and has inspirational lyrics. “Believer” is a pop influenced track about God’s understanding and love. The last song, “Carry Me to the Cross," is another contemporary worship song.

The album is targeted to a very specific audience: fans of Christian pop/rock and worship music. I think that in general, they will enjoy the album. However, the album was lacking in variety and many of the songs sounded similar. Lead singer Sumrall has a pleasant voice, but he sounds best on the more rock influenced songs. It would be great to see Kutless go back to their rock roots more on one of their next albums. Overall the music sounds alright and Sumrall's voice is great, but while some of the lyrics are creative, others fall flat and sound generic.



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