Thursday, November 3, 2011

Jeremy Riddle "Furious" (Review & Giveaway)

Hello Readers!
I am excited to bring to you today the music of Jeremy Riddle. "Furious", Riddle's 3rd full length album from Vineyard Music, is the newest collection of songs penned by this gifted songwriter and worship leader. Fans of Christian pop/worship music will recognize his amazing song Sweetly Broken . I adore that song and now adore Jeremy Riddle after listening to "Furious."

Riddle talks about his new album:
These songs are a reflection of being part of something bigger than just me,” Jeremy says. “Through some significant growth in understanding and living out humility from a very independent place, I’ve shifted into a place where I can’t even claim this record is completely inspired by me. There are so many elements of the album that could never have flowed from me had I not been connected to people walking out life with me.” Of all adjectives in the English language to title a worship record, “furious” – also the name of the album’s lead single – will certainly draw some attention and, perhaps, even some misperception of Jeremy’s emotional state. “It’s pretty hard to confuse what the song’s all about when listening to it in context,” he says. “Part of the wonder of our relationship with God is that it’s not predictable…and often confusing. It’s how Aslan – the iconic C.S. Lewis character – is described: ‘He’s not a tame lion; but He’s good.’ In the Bible, Job never got answers to his many questions, but he ultimately saw God and came to understand what He was doing – and it led him to repentance. I’m hoping ‘Furious’ will have that impact in a worship setting.

I loved this album. These songs were powerful and inspirational. Riddle is a mature singer and musician who demonstrates obvious passion for Christ and God. I was utterly impressed by his ability to skillfully perform slow, melodic, soulful songs and also high energy, sock-rocking praise music. Each end of the spectrum and all the spaces in between are well performed by Riddle.

Furious, the title track, demands attention. It has hints of the U-2 sound and is so moving. I can't help but sway back and fourth or nod my head. Fall Afresh, the first track, is acoustic. It is sensitive and moving--a truly beautiful track. In fact, it is one of Riddle's personal favorites. “Two songs from the new record – ‘Love Came Down’ and ‘One Thing Remains’ – have made it into the set almost every single time I’ve led worship this year,” Jeremy says. “I’ve seen the power these songs have had on people and I know how they connect. There’s a great hope in me that these will be sung in church for quite some time.”

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Winner will be chosen on Sunday, November 27th. Entries will end at 12:01 am. If the chosen winner (via random number generator) does not respond within 72 hours, I will choose another winner. If there is no way in which I can contact you, another winner will be chosen.
Good luck and blessings to all!

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cheryl said...

Sounds great and inspiring...would love to win...Thanks for the opportunity...Good luck everyone

Emmy Coffee said...

Hi Cheryl,
I have no way to contact you, though you are the winner. Please email me at emmy DOT coffee AT gmail DOT com as soon as possible.
Thank you.

Dorothy7 said...

I am a GFC Follower

Dorothy7 said...

I would like to win this for my son, he likes him

calgirl said...

Jeremy has a great voice and message that puts my day in perspective.