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Britt Nicole [The Lost Get Found]
on August 11, 2009
Fresh off the heels of her critically-acclaimed debut album, "Say It", which featured the hit songs "You", "Believe" and "Set The World On Fire", Britt Nicole is back with her highly anticipated sophomore release, "The Lost Get Found" on August 11th. Britt is one of my favorite new female artists and has an incredible heart for her ministry and an excellent singing voice. If you like Krystal Meyers, Natalie Grant, Francesca Battistelli and pureNRG, then you'll love Britt Nicole.
The first single and title track from the album is already making waves on Christian radio while on the road and with her youth group in Tennessee, Britt Nicole continues to touch lives of our youth directly through her songs and her message. "The Lost Get Found" in Britt's words is "... simply about being who we are called to be as Christians, and through that, seeing the lost get found. I believe that when we become who we are called to be, the lost will come to know God. They will see that God is real, and that His love is greater than any problem, any fear, any sickness." I have to admit that this is one of my most played songs of the year. It has a catchy upbeat tempo and has a very convicting message. In essence it is like a sequel to Britt's hit song "Set The World On Fire" which challenges listeners to live in the Holy Spirit with the lyrics "Lord with You there's nothing I cannot do". "The Lost Get Found" is a wonderful song of encouragement to live as a light and know that in Christ we can do anything. God will never fail us or forsake us until the work of the Lord is finished. So, as Britt asks in the song: "when you get the chance, are you gonna take it?" Britt's favorite scripture is 1 Chronicles 28:20 which she says reminds her daily of God's calling on her life.
"How We Roll" keeps the upbeat tempo going in the style of Britt's hit song "Believe". "Safe" is next and has that sincere autobiographical style that I've come to really love about Britt's albums in the style of "Set The World On Fire". It is a great ballad and Britt seems poised to pick up where she left off with "Say It" with a great mix of different styles, heating up and cooling down with every song a great showcase of Britt's excellent singing voice. "Hanging On" is another highlight and I keep coming back to the great personal nature of the song. "Headphones" for me is the "Holiday" of this album and has a great electronic feel similar to "Love It Away" by Krystal Meyers. "Welcome To The Show" is another dance-style song and has a another electronic beat and will surely be a crowd pleaser at Britt's concerts.
"Walk On The Water" is another worship anthem where Britt urges believers "don't be afraid to move, if faith is all it takes, then you can walk on the water too". "Glow" is another catchy song with a reference to Matthew 5:15-16 that we can "glow, turn the lights down, so that we can show something real, like a city on a hill". "Like A Star" keeps that theme going shining like a star in the sky equating God, the light of the world, with how we are called by Jesus to also be a light.
The album closes with two excellent ballads, "Feel The Light" and "Have Your Way". Both songs showcase Britt's amazing vocal talent and she bookends her excellent album with another personal crying out to God in "Have Your Way" with the lyrics: "stop searching for the answers, but I'll trust You God and believe that you'll have Your way".
"The Lost Get Found" is a great and catchy album by Britt Nicole. The title track, "Safe", "Hanging On", "Headphones", "Walk On The Water" and "Have Your Way" are my favorite songs on the album. Along with "Life Light Up" by Christy Nockels this is my top album by a female artist and one of my top overall albums of the year. If you liked "Relentless" by Natalie Grant and "My Paper Heart" by Francesca Battistelli, then you'll love "The Lost Get Found" by Britt Nicole.