Meredith Andrews: As Long as it Takes
Fri, 30 Apr 2010 - 7:54 PM CST
As Long as it Takes, the third release from Dove-nominee Meredith Andrews hit retail shelves and sites on March 2, 2010. The new release contains "Can Anybody Hear Me" and "How Great is the Love," featuring Paul Baloche.
Meredith's voice is sincere and soothing. However, she does not hold back in the album as she belts out the moving lyrics. "Can Anybody Hear Me," the current single, is a soulful song about uncertainty and waiting to hear a word from God. During this selection, Meredith becomes especially sincere as she sings about the deafening silence and yearning for God's never-ending love. One can almost hear the crying in her voice as she sings.
With a similar message, the title song, "As Long as it Takes," has a slower, more acoustic coffee-shop sound as Meredith waits to hear for God's will. Yet again, Meredith mixes it up with "Come Home," a powerful ballad with the sounds of a mainstream hit and the lyrics of welcoming home a prodigal child. Each song on the album seems to share the overall message of As Long as it Takes. Whether waiting for God's voice or the return of a loved one to Christ, the album acknowledges it's all worth the wait.
Meredith grew up in North Carolina, began singing at the age six and desired to make a career out of her passion. Her desire to live out her dream has paid off as she has toured with other artists such as Michael W. Smith and Pocket Full of Rocks.
Pros: Meredith's powerful vocals and meaningful lyrics make for a great album.
Cons: I would like some more upbeat, happy tunes. Although the album is very meaningful, sometimes the mood seems too serious. I would like to hear a little more fun and joy from Meredith.
Rating: 4 out of 5 star