JosH wilson see You (Sparrow Records) FOR FANS OF: Brandon Heath, Phil Wickham, David Crowder Band QQQQ Songsmith Josh Wilson comes out swinging with his latest effort, a beautiful kaleidoscope of smartly-cast lyrics (especially on “Behind the Beauty”) and buoyant guitar backings. He ties it all together with a rich and colorful vocal, which sounds more polished and controlled than on his previous efforts. He has the makings of a hit after hit-man, most notably on the bluegrass influenced “Shine on Us” and “Forest Fire,” where every musical aspect is flawless. The fact that he played over 20 instruments himself sweetens the effort that much more. –Grace S. Aspinwall WE LIKE: “Behind The Beauty” Jason Bare Beautiful design (Madicah Music/New Day) FOR FANS OF: Avalon, Wayne Watson, later Plus One QQQ Much of the inspiration behind Jason Bare’s coming of age collection Beautiful Design stems from the unexpected passing of his cousin Amanda due to a medically-induced drug overdose. As a result, he turns to themes of redemption across “Story of Grace (Amanda’s Song)” and “you Found Me,” along with the picking-up-the-pieces anthem “Touch the Sky.” Though he could benefit from a bit more vocal gusto, the production excels from the experience of former plus One vocalist nathan Walters and Loren Barton (Felicia Barton, Coko), who provide the project with a sunny but not overly shiny coat of paint. –Andy Argyrakis WE LIKE: “Story of Grace (Amanda’s Song)” MiCHael Boggs More than Moved (in:ciite) FOR FANS OF: Bart Millard, John Waller, Casting Crowns QQQ Formerly a member of pop group FFH, Michael Boggs has emerged with his first solo project. Surprisingly, he steps away from the vocal stylings of the band and into a high-energy worship style similar to Casting Crowns. It works. Although not highly original, songs like “Don’t Wanna Wait” and “near you” are solid and listener friendly. The jewel of the album is his collaboration with Christy nockels, which soars vocally and lyrically. –Grace S. Aspinwall WE LIKE: “In You” adUlt ConteMporary reviews adUlt ConteMporary new releases 02.8.2011 JOSH WiLSOn see You (SpARROW RECORDS/EMiCMG) adult Contemporary All release dates and album titles are subject to change. For the most up-to-date release schedule, visit www.todayschristianmusic.com/new-releases. 38 CCM