You don’t have to be on a church worship team staff to release powerful prayers of heart-worship, but in Meredith Andrew’s case, it probably has helped. Being part of the Harvest Bible Chapel worship team (in Chicago) is the hidden context of Deeper, her fourth release, and it comes out in beautiful congregational music (“Lamb of God,” “Extravagant”) as well as in spiritual mature, Christian life-songs (“Soar,” “Sunrises,” “Glory”).
Thematically, Deeper is an album that feels the pains of life’s realities “The lowest valleys,” as well as the triumph found when setting our sights on the Father (“Sunrise”); he can “be trusted in the dark and in the light” (“Trusted”). Ultimately, Deeper is a reminder of his promise to complete the good work he began in those who love him. And the result is a powerful offering of praise, an offering that gathers hearts toward the arms of the Father through songs such as “Spirit of the Living God” (also on the most recent Vertical Church Band release) where we lean into the quiet voice of the Father that breathes on us and changes everything. As well in that vein of worship, “Lamb of God,” written with Jason Ingram and Andi Rozier, focuses on the work of the Savior on the cross and praises the Son for the sacrifice and the life found in his completed work.
Sounds like: Organic piano-driven music mixed with electro-pop worship with a strong radio crossover appeal. Deeper offers powerful anthems and beautifully produced studio tracks that will carry from the car ride to the sanctuary and back again.
Most Singable: “Extravagant”
Strongest Biblical Content: “Lamb of God” (Jn 1:29)
The Whole Package: “Spirit of the Living God”
– Jeremy Armstrong