Christy Nockels: Into the Glorious
Style: Thoughtful worship-pop; compare to Laura Story, Kari Jobe, Audrey Assad
Top tracks: "Sing Along," "Healing Is in Your Hands," "Already All I Need"
As the former voice of Watermark, her now-retired duo with husband/producer Nathan Nockels, and Passion's female worship leader, Christy is now a widely recognized Christian music staple. Culling the best of her musical strengths, her sophomore solo project presents her signature vocal strength inside mostly understated production. The track list includes personal originals ("For Your Splendor") and recent worship standards, co-written and made popular by Nockels through Passion ("Waiting Here for You"). Aside from one unusual, but well-executed, Judds cover ("Love Can Build a Bridge"), Glorious tenderly explores human brokenness and spiritual healing in an intimate musical context that may best represent Nockels' personal faith on tape to date.
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