Lucy Grimble – God’s Heart Explodes (2020)
Lucy has continued to surprise with her single releases this year. With the latin influenced #6, the ambient #13, the anthem-like #9, the almost jazzy #7 and the worship anthem #2 featuring Matt Redman, it was hard to know which direction this album would go in. It turns out the remaining songs have more of a retro soul vibe, and everything fits together surprisingly well. The album has a nice curve, with some upbeat songs in the beginning, and some slower ones towards the end. I feel like an album like this is much needed within worship music. This is not connected to a certain church like many other worship albums these days. This is just one woman getting an outlet for her passion for God and music, with help from a good producer, a tight band and a gospel choir, and the result is absolutely beautiful. The title “God’s Heart Explodes” is a good summary of the message of the album.