A New Song
Imagine your church, after a series of evangelistic meetings or the opening of a new facility, singing the classic hymn “To God Be the Glory, Great Things He Hath Done.” Or perhaps it’s a choral rendition of one of Fanny Crosby’s most famous songs, like “Jesus Paid It All” or “Great Is Thy Faithfulness.” In this way, we sing to give praise and glory to God for all the blessings he has given us. We praise him for his forgiveness, healing and grace, and he receives all the glory for these gifts. This song is a new song, and we continue to add stanzas to it throughout eternity.
Jeremih returns with another single off his upcoming album Suffocating Hallucination, this time a more subdued offering that focuses on his vocals. It’s a catchy and sultry track that sees the rapper crooning to a lost love, with a healthy dose of Auto-Tune and runs. It’s a different sound for him, but it’s one that suits him well.
It’s been a rough year for country singer Carly Pearce, who is still reeling from the death of her father and dealing with the end of her relationship with fellow country star Chris Stapleton. Her new song “We Don’t Fight Anymore,” which was released via Big Machine Records, is a tender and honest look at the reality of what happens when two people break up, and their hopes that they can somehow reconnect again.
Kevin Morby is fascinated with the idea of the afterlife—he contemplated it on his 2019 album Oh My God and explored the subject more deeply in 2020’s Sundowner. He continues this line of inquiry with the new single “This Is a Photograph,” which evokes the existential angst of Albert Camus as it follows a man who realizes his dreams were just dreams.
Avenged Sevenfold have started to build up the hype for their next album Life Is But a Dream with the release of their third single “We Love You.” The metal band expand on their operatic style on this symphonic single, which features lyrics that criticize today’s society. It’s a fitting track to lead the record, which takes its name from the book by Albert Camus, and the concept that our lives are just a series of empty, meaningless moments that will ultimately be taken away from us. Stream it here.