Brandon Heath: Faith Hope Love Repeat

Much of Heath’s seventh album is generic, mid-tempo pop, but a few songs stand out. The title track is a touching father’s meditation on hopes for his child. “I want to take you for a ride when you cannot sleep… I brought you into this world, and I’m sorry it’s a little bit crazy.” But the best track is the buoyant disco of “Got the Love,” which has “instant hit” written all over it. A strong theme of comfort runs through the lyrics, as evidenced by song titles like “You’ll Find Love Again” and “Don’t Be Afraid.” Album opener “The Future is Bright” serves that theme with anticipation of the return of Christ, while the acoustic finale “Only One in the World” encourages the downhearted with sympathetic lyrics and a tender delivery.

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