Into the Light
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Release Date
September 25, 2012
Label
Sparrow

Style: Contemporary pop; compare to Mark Schultz, Sanctus Real, Marc Cohn, MercyMe

Top tracks: "Forgiveness," "Do Something," "We Are the Broken"

When Matthew West was putting together 2010's The Story of Your Life, he asked fans for their stories—and received thousands of responses. Those replies continue to inspire on Into the Light, in which the singer/songwriter gives a voice to listeners dealing with abusive relationships, drug addiction, and even a mother who forgave then befriended a drunk driver who killed her daughter. The muses may be second hand, but West has no problem personifying the gut-wrenching emotions, plus a few praise affirmations, over a backdrop of crisp guitars, assertive pianos, and compassionate vocals.

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