Michael W. Smith – “A Million Lights”

Michael W. Smith
“A Million Lights”
Rocketown Records
13 tracks @ 49:30
Grade = A

Michael W. Smith’s 25th (!) full length album is a joy. According to his website, “A Million Lights” is a “countercultural response to the divisive national sentiment of 2017 and the mean-spirited banter on social media.

“Until the world ends, music is the most powerful language there is,” says Michael. “It can transform your life on every level, not just the spiritual. It can help people reconnect with why they’re here.”

Overall, the production is minimal, with an emphasis on keyboards. A couple tracks take me back to “Live the Life,” one of my all-time favorite albums, period. Every track on the new record is a winner.

2018 is going to be very busy for MWS. He also has a new live worship album “Surrounded,” coming out the week after the release of “A Million Lights.” The title track from the worship record has already hit the Billboard “Hot Christian Singles” chart. He will tour the “A Million Lights” record this spring and goes to Israel. You can catch a clip of MWS talking about his trip to the Middle East on Godtube.

– Rob S.


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