Description of Overflow by Matt Maher
It exceeds every expectation Matt's highly anticipated new album is finally here, and it delivers. It exceeds every expectation. As one industry insider put it, it "crackles with energy." A musical testament to God's overflowing blessings, its 14 new songs speak powerfully of what it means to be Christian in the third millennium. Cool, playful, driving sound The title track is a cool, easy-paced piece inviting God in his word and sacramental presence to overflow in us. Bursting with joy, "Resurrection Day" jumps and hops. Its playful, driving sound and unforgettable refrain draw you in to savor the freedom Christ won for us. A breathless, thrilling ride Matt really cuts loose on "Everything You've Done." A celebration of God's gifts, it starts out innocently enough. But suddenly he doubles its two-beat rock tempo and you re whisked away on a breathless, thrilling ride that ends with a flurry of guitars and musical fireworks. You can't help but "dance for the Lord." Lush, alternative-rock arrangements "Timeless" is a brilliant adaptation of Suzanne Toolan's "Jesus Christ, Yesterday, Today and Forever." Matt weaves the refrain from that haunting, Taizé-style song into his own lush, alternative-rock arrangement. Intense, full-blooded covers Two of the biggest surprises are "Come to the Water" and "Adoration." You just wouldn't expect to find "Tantum Ergo," a traditional Eucharistic hymn, and a 1978 John Foley song here. But Matt pulls it off and then some. His intense, electric, full-blooded versions take these classics to a new level without squandering any of the original reverence. Pop masterpieces "Hear and Now" is a pop masterpiece assuring us that God's kingdom is here "in our midst," not some pie in the sky. Opening with a wispy, acoustic guitar, "Unwavering" eases you in to rest in God's "unwavering hand." With Overflow, Matt's visionary songwriting once again leads listeners closer to the heart of God.