10 Songs, 42 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

For her first studio release in six years, Rebecca St. James returns to worship themes with a greater sense of maturity and a renewed commitment to her faith. I Will Praise You doesn’t aim for the bold dance/pop sound that typified the Australian-born artist’s work in the ‘90s. The production (by Mark Miller, of Casting Crowns renown) takes a more atmospheric approach, appropriate for the contemplative nature of the lyrics. As in her earlier work, St. James’ vocals are infused with an aching spiritual longing, bringing a sense of urgency to songs like “Shine Your Glory Down,” “You Never Let Go” and the title track. St. James moves away from the album’s techno ambiance to wrap “The Kindness of Our God” in misty Celtic tones (complete with bagpipes) and lift “You Make Everything Beautiful” into the realm of classic pop balladry. I Will Praise You emphasizes the Creator’s transcendent glory, captured in the awestruck language and shimmering textures of “Almighty God” and “When the Stars Burn Down (Blessing and Honor).”

EDITORS’ NOTES

For her first studio release in six years, Rebecca St. James returns to worship themes with a greater sense of maturity and a renewed commitment to her faith. I Will Praise You doesn’t aim for the bold dance/pop sound that typified the Australian-born artist’s work in the ‘90s. The production (by Mark Miller, of Casting Crowns renown) takes a more atmospheric approach, appropriate for the contemplative nature of the lyrics. As in her earlier work, St. James’ vocals are infused with an aching spiritual longing, bringing a sense of urgency to songs like “Shine Your Glory Down,” “You Never Let Go” and the title track. St. James moves away from the album’s techno ambiance to wrap “The Kindness of Our God” in misty Celtic tones (complete with bagpipes) and lift “You Make Everything Beautiful” into the realm of classic pop balladry. I Will Praise You emphasizes the Creator’s transcendent glory, captured in the awestruck language and shimmering textures of “Almighty God” and “When the Stars Burn Down (Blessing and Honor).”

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About Rebecca St. James

Australian Rebecca St. James began her successful CCM vocal career at the age of 16, releasing her self-titled debut on Frontline Records in 1994. The following year, she was nominated for a Dove award as New Artist of the Year. Also in 1995, Forefront released a five-track EP of remixes. God followed in 1996, with the holiday release Christmas appearing a year later. St. James returned in 1998 with Pray. Transform followed two years later, with Worship God appearing in 2002.. After taking off some much needed time after an ambitious tour and live album, St. James reappeared in 2005 with the pop-friendly If I Had One Chance to Tell You Something.~ John Bush

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