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"I tell myself to keep this up, that God wants more than just my love; but I've been complicating things, it's just like me to overthink" is the beginning of a hit song off of Danny Gokey's newest hit album, "Haven't Seen It Yet." Released on April 12th of this year, this album is still getting major airplay with songs such as "Love God Love People", "Haven't Seen It Yet", and "Fighter."
This is his first album with Capitol Records, marking this as his third official record deal. "Haven't Seen It Yet" is full of powerful lyrics, great instrumentation, and most importantly, a heart behind the music that is focused solely on the Lord. Here is a rundown of all the tracks on the album and my take on each one specifically:
Track Number One: "New Day"
This track has got a nice beat to it and lyrics that mean something truly incredible. In the song, Gokey is saying that every day is a new day and each new day that we have is another chance to to show God's love and that God has new mercies for us every waking moment.
"Love God Love People" is the second track to this album and is my personal favorite. There is something about this song that most tracks these days do not. The lyrics of this song do not use fancy words that are not in the common vernacular, they are simple and profound. Gokey is singing about the fact that everything that we do in life comes down to loving God and loving people, it really is so simple but we as humans tend to make it a lot harder than it should be.
Next on the tracklist we've got the title track "Haven't Seen It Yet." This song brings a message of hope to a lost and broken world. "He is moving with a love so deep, hallelujah for the victory; good things are coming even when we can't see"is just a part of the chorus of this encouraging song of hope and love. These words to me mean that God's love is incomprehensible to us...His love is deeper than any love then we could ever try to understand. Gokey is also talking about that when things in this life get tough, good things are coming, even when we can't see them just yet.
"Wanted" is our next song on this album. A slow ballad featuring vulnerable vocals and honest lyrics. "Now you only see through broken lenses, trying to keep your head above the shame you believe the lie that I am distant but I hold you every day. If you could see it through my eyes, you'd know that you are wanted." This song is honestly like a letter to everyone out there who hears this song. What Gokey is trying to convey is that if only we could see ourselves the way that God sees us and that we are wanted by the King.
Speeding it back a little bit we've got "Finish Strong." "Fight the good fight, even when the fight ain't fair. Keep your hopes high, even when the hope's not there. You got to, steady on, hang on to Jesus. You're not done, don't stop believin' all of heaven's cheering you on to finish strong." These words pretty much speak for themselves with what they mean. This song has a nice beat and strong vocals.
"No Pressure" to be someone we are not meant to be. This song conveys that God loves us for who we are and there is no pressure to earn anything because we can't earn it, salvation and grace in a gift from God. This track is a nice mix of slow and upbeat that really adds a glue to the album to connect them all together.
"Fighter" starts out with a bit of an eclectic feel that is very different in a good way. This song talks about being a fighter and fighting the good fight. "Put my heart through the fire, I won't be burned. It's only making me stronger even if it hurts."
"Undertow" is a slower ballad with a beautiful melodic structure. This song he specifically wrote with other writers for his kids. He wanted them to know how much they meant to him and is such a sweet gesture and an absolutely beautiful song.
"More Than I Could Be" has a nice little musical riff at the entrance of the song. This song talks about that God has much more for us planned than we ever think we could do or be on our own. This song is a great track to jam out to and listen closely to the lyrics, they are pretty powerful. Also, I could hear this song as an end credits song for a Christian movie...what do you think Pure Flix? Kendrick Brothers? Kingdom Studios? Erwin Brothers?
"Better Because of it" talks about a hope that is so powerful and that hope is Jesus Christ. We are better because of the fact that God loves us so much...so much so that He sent His son to die on the cross to pay for all of our sins. This track has a beautiful piano melody and lyrics that truly make you think.
"Craziest Thing" is completely different from any other Danny Gokey track. It starts out a little slow but quickly changes to a fast paced song talking about God's love for us.
"Tell Somebody" is probably the best song I have ever heard. This is the kind of song that Christians need to be writing more of. The first time that I heard it, tears filled my eyes because of the truth and conviction I felt after listening to the lyrics. This song is about the fact that the church needs to be better about telling people about Jesus and it's through the perspective of someone who was not told the good news until later on in life and how they wish they would have heard.
What I love about this album is the lyrics. They are so honest, true, and clear. You know exactly what Gokey is talking about in every single line of every song on this album. Pretty please share this album wherever you can. Every song. It is one that everybody needs to hear especially the last song. Thank you so much for reading today and I hope you have a great week! Check out the album here and download wherever music is sold.
Student studying Public Relations and Social Media as well as acting as much as possible with hopes to work at a Christian media company when graduated.