Casting Crowns’ bread and butter is quite clear after fifteen albums and now 10-million units sold—gospel-centered lyrics married with slower-to-mid-tempo melodies. The band’s songs have conveyed hope, joy, love and peace to millions, and The Very Next Thing (buy) follows suit in theme even as it branches in new musical directions. The Hillsong UNITED-esque opener, “Hallelujah,” gives a more dramatic feel to a release from Mark Hall and company. Other memorable songs like the title track, lead single “One Step Away,” or “Oh My Soul” fit comfortably within the catalog, as encouraging songs for the journey from one step to the next.
Casting Crowns – ‘The Very Next Thing’ album review
3.5 Overall Score