eth Croft is a worship leader for Soul Survivor in the UK, and as such, you can expect a few things from her debut worship offering: heavily Brit-pop tones and synthy washes of sound surrounding solid lyric writing centered on worship designed with a youthy vibe. All power belongs to Christ in Rule in My Heart: Croft exalts his faithfulness, his power over death, and his finished work in the victory of the Cross, among many other worthy praises.
Croft partnered on a few songs with a couple of familiar leaders (Matt Redman and Tim Hughes). The Hughes contribution (“Say the Word”) is an easy standout; it’s a supplication for healing and delivery from chains while also declaring the great power of the only one who truly saves. From there we get the title track, and as the name suggests, it’s an invitation for the king to take his place in our lives. There is a beautiful cover of Rend Collective’s “Boldly I Approach (The Art of Celebration),” a dance tune where the danceable beats fall directly on the savior’s grace, and a down-tempo, electronica “Lectio Divina” which stands as a reminder of the reality of a savior who has risen and is living with us, today, tomorrow, and forever.
Sounds like: Worship electronica with a dash of piano pop and lilting guitars—a sonic mixture of Katy Perry, Vicky Beeching, and Ellie Goulding.
Most Singable: “Rule in My Heart”
Strongest Biblical Content: “Kingdom Come” (Mt 6:9-13)
The Whole Package: “Say the Word”