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It has been long since we have heard Kim Walker-Smith but now the wait is over with her new release Still Believe. This album is live worship performance captured at the Cascade Theater in Redding, CA, Still Believe showcases Kim's exceptional vocal skills and heart for worship on "The King Is Here," "Miracle Maker," "Spirit Break Out," and more. Still Believe is Kim’s second solo album (her first album, Here is My Song, released in 2008), this 9 song collection featuring a great mixture of familiar and newer material, with Kim singing a few covers (Delirious?’s ‘Miracle Maker’ and ‘Spirit Break Out’ by Worship Central), placed in the middle of an album full of joy and hope as her husband Skylar Smith joins Kim on the percussion and drums

Kim’s heart for worship is certainly evident in every song she sings. With Jesus Culture becoming one of the world’s most premier worship artists/bands, Kim’s presence has certainly given much to this globally recognized worship band responsible for many worship songs like 'Pursuit',‘Your Love Never Fails’, ‘One Thing Remains’, ‘Burning Ones’, ‘You Won’t Relent’, ‘I Want to Know You’ and 'All I need You', and more recently, ‘Walk With Me’ and ‘Alleluia’ from their most recent album collaboration, Live From New York featuring ex-Delirious? lead singer Martin Smith in one of the most lyrically profound live worship albums of 2012.

 

Artist: Kim Walker-Smith
Title: Still Believe
Label: Integrity Music
Release Date: 1/15/13

Track listing:
  1.     Alive
  2.     Waste it All
  3.     The King is Here
  4.     Yield My Heart
  5.     Spirit Break Out
  6.     Spirit Break Out (Spontaneous)
  7.     Still Believe
  8.     Miracle Maker
  9.     Healing Oil
Each song on Still Believe gives us a great reminder of our faith and devotion to Christ as we continuously delve into His promises and assurances given to us on a daily basis. Full of excitement, passionate enthusiasm and a heart full of life and praise; Kim has shown us what a joy it is to worship Jesus. 

‘Alive’ starts with a piano introduction that invites us into the intimacy the song reminds us of as Kim lets listeners know that ‘…You breathe Your life into my lungs, You bring life to these dry bones, I know that You’re alive…’ Understanding that God’s presence and the proof of that He is alive can be shown through the wonders and intricate details in the creation of mankind; Kim reminds us of the activeness of God within our lives and those near to us. Giving great reassurance, comfort and joy as we realise that the resurrection of Christ means new life for us and the declaration and worship that comes with serving a God that is alive.

‘Waste It All’ is also a beautiful song as we listen Kim cry out that ‘…I owed a debt I could not pay, searching in vain to fill my heart’s ache, I threw my work away…’; we are given a sense of vulnerability, understanding that every person on the planet has felt or does feel like this- searching and longing for something or someone to fill the heart’s ache or void that came as soon as we entered planet Earth. With the song conveying a deep longing for God to the point where we cry out ‘…I don’t care if I’m called a fool, I’m wasting it all on You…’; Kim worships in total abandon amidst the electric guitars and passionate drum kicks and light percussion.
‘Yield My Heart’ is a string prominent song about us longing for God to come dwell in our lives as we ask the Holy Spirit to ‘…rest in this place, teach us how to be one with You…’ With an acoustic start that builds into a mighty crescendo as the build-up of musical instruments paves a way for spontaneous worship to occur; ‘Yield My Heart’ is all about surrender on Still Believe. 

The two ten minute tracks in both ‘The King is Here’ and ‘Still Believe’ are also emotionally powerful as Kim asserts that Christ is with us as we worship (‘The King is Here’) as well as giving us a clear understanding that God’s power in our lives is far greater than anything else that may have a stronghold over it as listeners passionately declare that ‘…I still believe You’re the same yesterday, today and forever, and I still believe Your blood is sufficient for me…’ With so much enjoyableness given through each of these 9 tracks, Kim has vocally delivered on each track flawlessly, giving some great cover renditions of great classics as well as some new worship song favorites. 

‘Miracle Maker’ is one from Delirious? songs on Mission Bell, it is beautiful to hear Kim’s version of the song. Staying true to the original and just as inspiring and wonderful as the Martin Smith-led version, ‘Miracle Maker’ shows us the qualities of God, that He is ‘…Holy You are holy, who was and is, and is to come, holy, holy, You are holy, Saviour, Healer, I’m standing at the feet of the miracle maker…’ Standing before God with all our misgivings, misunderstandings and uncertainties laid at His feet, we can suddenly be in awe of who He is and His majesty as we continuously soak in His presence. 

 ‘Spirit Break Out’ is another covered song (originally from Worship Central: Spirit Break Out) on the album, and though at first glance it may seem like the song may have dragged on for too long (with both the song and the spontaneous); Kim offers up her heart and a different interpretation to the song, with a more anthemic and synch-prominent atmosphere compared to the lightly acoustic and eerie sense given as Tim Hughes sang the song on the original recording. Omitting the rapping part that was originally woven into the original recording; the change was hardly noticeable with strong guitars and Kim declaring for God’s spirit to ‘…break out, heaven come down…’ The five minute spontaneous that segues from ‘Spirit Break Out’ is a natural progression into free worship, and as Kim lets everything go to praise God with abandon, I think ‘Spirit Break Out’ (and the spontaneous section) would become favorite songs for many on the album. 

‘Healing Oil’ is the closing song on the album, and though sounding very spontaneous, the melody was originally written by artist Crystal Lewis. As Kim asks the Lord to give us the healing oil of His spirit, we cannot help it but proclaim that ‘…I could feel Your healing oil, running down my brow, I wouldn’t trade another lifetime for how I feel right now…’, having a sense of satisfaction that we won’t trade anything that we have with the moments spent in God’s presence. Well done Kim for a good album closer and one of the best musically choreographed ‘spontaneous-like’ songs in a long time.


If you want to buy Still Believe Album or individual Songs visit below links.
  1.      Alive
  2.     Waste it All
  3.     The King is Here
  4.     Yield My Heart
  5.     Spirit Break Out
  6.     Spirit Break Out (Spontaneous)
  7.     Still Believe
  8.     Miracle Maker
  9.     Healing Oil
Have you bought a copy of the album or have you heard the songs then just share your experience, reviews as comments below. God Bless You All.
Still Believe, Kim Walker-Smith's New Solo Album Released Reviewed by Vijesh Cormaty on 9:13 AM Rating: 5 It has been long since we have heard Kim Walker-Smith but now the wait is over with her new release Still Believe. This album is live ...

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