11 Songs, 39 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Brave finds this 21-year-old Californian adopting a tougher pop/rock sound that matches her increased confidence as a vocalist. The album’s songs reflect Peters’ recent life-changing experiences, including marriage (to For King and Country’s Joel Smallbone) and a serious health scare. A newfound maturity is evident in tracks like “Oh Fear (My God Is Near),” “Don’t Want to Live for Me,” and “Born to Be Free,” reflecting both an adult sense of life’s demands and an unshakable personal faith. Smallbone coproduces with Seth Mosley; they bring out the tunes' inspirational spirit with a bold production approach built around layered synthesizers, stirring near-martial rhythms, and massed background vocals. The thunderous tribal beat of the title track and the pizzicato-like synth lines of “Waterfall” especially stand out sonically. More intimate in scale is “I’ll Wait for You,” a romantic Peters/Smallbone duet with the playful feel of a Dave Barnes tune. Rounding out Brave is an expansive, piano-centered version of “Give Me Jesus” and a quirkily appealing retake of the title track featuring rapper Andy Mineo.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Brave finds this 21-year-old Californian adopting a tougher pop/rock sound that matches her increased confidence as a vocalist. The album’s songs reflect Peters’ recent life-changing experiences, including marriage (to For King and Country’s Joel Smallbone) and a serious health scare. A newfound maturity is evident in tracks like “Oh Fear (My God Is Near),” “Don’t Want to Live for Me,” and “Born to Be Free,” reflecting both an adult sense of life’s demands and an unshakable personal faith. Smallbone coproduces with Seth Mosley; they bring out the tunes' inspirational spirit with a bold production approach built around layered synthesizers, stirring near-martial rhythms, and massed background vocals. The thunderous tribal beat of the title track and the pizzicato-like synth lines of “Waterfall” especially stand out sonically. More intimate in scale is “I’ll Wait for You,” a romantic Peters/Smallbone duet with the playful feel of a Dave Barnes tune. Rounding out Brave is an expansive, piano-centered version of “Give Me Jesus” and a quirkily appealing retake of the title track featuring rapper Andy Mineo.

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About Moriah Peters

Born and raised in Chino, California, contemporary Christian singer/songwriter Moriah Peters was initially on a more secular road, auditioning for American Idol. The celebrity judges enjoyed her performance but suggested she would be more believable if she'd "experience life" and "kiss a boy," suggestions she felt were crass and a sure sign she should return to CCM. Sierra's Wendi Foy would soon take interest in Peters, hooking her up with management and cutting a three-song demo that would catch the attention of the Reunion record label. Peters' recording debut would have to wait until after her animation debut, because in 2011, Moriah starred as Vana Banana in the Veggie Tales movie The Princess & the Pop-Star. Her debut album, I Choose Jesus, would arrive a year later with production coming from Ed Cash. ~ David Jeffries

  • ORIGIN
    Chino, CA

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