Welcome to the New brings newness to a new level. The normally ballad-centered MercyMe has exploded with a fresh and stimulating sound on this latest release. Saturated in strong biblical truth Welcome to the New attacks the lies and insecurity that a “works-based salvation” brings by dragging it into the light and confronting it with the truth of God’s love and grace for us.
Combined with MercyMe’s new sound and celebration of the new life Jesus brings, Welcome to the New is a party from top to bottom. Lead singer Bart Millard describes the inspiration for Welcome to the New this way: “I grew up in a somewhat legalistic environment where the harder you try, the better God likes you. It was about two years ago a dear friend of mine reminded me I cannot do enough great things to make Christ love me more than He already does.”
Sounds like: Rock/pop synth with a good dose of a hallelujah party balanced with a couple of confessional ballads.
Most Singable: “Burn Baby Burn”
Strongest Biblical Content: “Flawless” (Ephesians 1:4)
The Whole Package: “Greater”