London Gatch ‘New Stories’ Review
3.5 Overall Score

Label:

(BEC Recordings/BEC Worship)

For Fans Of:

Meredith Andrews, Kari Jobe

We Like:

“Jesus Only You”

London Gatch ‘New Stories’ Review

London Gatch
New Stories
(BEC Recordings/BEC Worship)

Once a key member of the Elevation Worship ministry team, London Gatch is now stepping out in faith on her own to unveil New Stories to listeners worldwide. When she and her husband, Lance, felt God calling them away to something new in 2016, it set forth a set of life-changing moments as they left the security of a successful ministry and gave birth to their daughter, Tilly. These seismic personal shifts come together as the thematic foundation on her debut effort.

The soundscape of the record is clean and bright, setting the table for Gatch’s warm, passionate vocals which deliver her uplifting lyrics with ease. Early single “Jesus Only You” stands strong with its lyric celebrating the freedom found in Christ’s deliverance, while the title track while “Shepherd” highlights the beauty of God’s sovereignty, with Gatch’s vocals tender and heartfelt. “You Never Walk Away” brings some needed energy with bright tones and a vertical lyric that coincides well with the passion found on songs like “You Uphold Me” and album closer, “Oh What Perfect Love.”

While at times the mix struggles with a vanilla musical backdrop, London Gatch’s New Stories makes up for that gap with earnest heartfelt anthems of praise and worship.

–Andrew Greenhalgh

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About The Author

Andrew Greenhalgh

Andrew Greenhalgh is a guy who loves music in all shapes and forms and who has a special place in his heart for CCM. He's channelled that love of music into a journeyman writing career, having work published with outlets like StereoSubversion, The Sound Opinion, CCM Magazine, and Relevant. When he's not searching out the latest and greatest song to hit the airwaves, he can be found on the sands of southwest Florida playing beach volleyball or throwing another slab of ribs on the smoker.

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