Group 1 Crew - Fearless
Last modified: 21 Sep 2012
One of the most anticipated albums of the year has finally been released, Group 1 Crew
's fourth studio album Fearless
is here and it has been well worth the wait.
The band has become a duo since their last album, and this has slightly re-invented the group stylistically and brings a fresh sound blended with the typical Group 1 Crew style, and I would say that it works well. I will even say that I think musically and lyrically this album is right on for this time.
The theme of the album is a reflection of facing life, its ups and downs, keeping on despite fear and doubt, and keeping your faith in Jesus.
From the uplifting opening of His Kind of Love
, about Christ's love for us, you know this album is going to be good. "His kind of love is reckless for us, His kind of love will never give up, till the whole world knows how far He went to show His kind of love"
There are so many outstanding tracks on this album, including the hit single He Said
, one of my favourite tracks. Featuring Chris August, the song says that whatever you're going through, remember what God said. "He said, I wont give you more, more than you can take, I might let you bend, but I wont let you break, and no I won't ever let you go."
With uplifting beats along with their mix of R&B, Hip Hop, dance, pop, ballads and anthemic songs, coupled with some Holy Spirit laced, Christ centred, flowing lyrics, this album will put a smile on faces, bring hope, encouragement, and bring you closer to God. If you're going through a tough time, put this on and let the lyrics soak in.
On a personal note, God spoke to me through this album, about being fearless, about trusting Him, about giving worries to Him. Don't just buy the album for yourself, get one for a friend who may be going through troubled times.
Fearless is one of Group 1 Crew's best albums to date, and definitely a contender for album of the year.
Review by Rich Smith