11 Songs, 46 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Tim Timmons brings a compelling backstory to his Reunion Records debut, Cast My Cares. Since being diagnosed with terminal cancer in 2001, the Southern California–based singer/songwriter/worship pastor has continued to dedicate his talents to a Spirit-filled message of redemption. Timmons’ intense singing style adds to the urgency of his music; there’s an Everyman sort of humility to his vocals that’s utterly convincing. Lyrically, the album stresses the universal embrace of the Word in stirring tracks like “It’s Your Revolution,” “Starts with Me," and “Holy Unafraid.” “Let’s Be Beautiful” particularly stands out along these lines with its urgent call to transform “love into action.” Timmons presents both modern pop numbers (“I Will Follow Love,” “Christ in Me”) and hymnody with a traditional ring (“Great Reward”). He wraps up Cast My Cares with “Only One Standing,” a heartfelt testimony of pure surrender that builds in dramatic power. Producer Paul Mabury (Hillsong, Chris Tomlin, Dave Barnes) frames Timmons with sparse but effective arrangements that bring out the devotion and gratitude in his work.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Tim Timmons brings a compelling backstory to his Reunion Records debut, Cast My Cares. Since being diagnosed with terminal cancer in 2001, the Southern California–based singer/songwriter/worship pastor has continued to dedicate his talents to a Spirit-filled message of redemption. Timmons’ intense singing style adds to the urgency of his music; there’s an Everyman sort of humility to his vocals that’s utterly convincing. Lyrically, the album stresses the universal embrace of the Word in stirring tracks like “It’s Your Revolution,” “Starts with Me," and “Holy Unafraid.” “Let’s Be Beautiful” particularly stands out along these lines with its urgent call to transform “love into action.” Timmons presents both modern pop numbers (“I Will Follow Love,” “Christ in Me”) and hymnody with a traditional ring (“Great Reward”). He wraps up Cast My Cares with “Only One Standing,” a heartfelt testimony of pure surrender that builds in dramatic power. Producer Paul Mabury (Hillsong, Chris Tomlin, Dave Barnes) frames Timmons with sparse but effective arrangements that bring out the devotion and gratitude in his work.

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About Tim Timmons

Christian singer and songwriter Tim Timmons is a man of faith whose principles were tested by hard luck and mortal challenges before he produced his first album of praise & worship music. Timmons was born in Irvine, California on February 9, 1976, and he developed an interest in music as a child, taking up the drums when he was 7 years old, learning to play guitar and write songs when he was 11, and next teaching himself to play piano. Timmons developed a knack for songwriting, and in his early twenties, he began turning professional, eventually co-writing with the likes of Mike Doheney of the group Tenth Avenue North, Michael Farren of Pocket Full of Rocks, Dove-award-nominated singer/songwriter Jason Walker, and LaRue frontman Phillip LaRue, while also serving as a worship leader at Mariners Church in Irvine. However, in 2001, Timmons began re-examining his life when he was diagnosed with inoperable cancer. Originally told he had only five years to live, Timmons devoted himself to his wife, his growing family, and his work as a worship leader. After he'd more than doubled his initial survival expectancy, Timmons felt a new calling to use his music as a tool to bring people to a greater understanding of what it truly means to follow Jesus. Declaring that "Following Jesus versus being a believer in Him is revolutionary," Timmons put a new emphasis on music and songwriting, and in 2013, he landed a record deal with the Christian music label Reunion Records. Cast My Cares, Timmons' first album of worship music, was produced by Paul Mabury, and was released in the summer of 2013. ~ Mark Deming

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